Rolling Plains Cotton and Precision Ag Field Day set Oct. 12 near Noodle

NOODLE – The Rolling Plains Cotton and Precision Ag Field Day is set for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on the Lytle Farm north of the community of Noodle in Jones County.            To reach the farm from U.S. Highway 180, drive 8 miles south on Farm-to-Market Road 126. From Interstate 20 at Merkel, drive north […]

Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting Oct. 12 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – Residents interested in the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan are invited to attend the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting Oct. 12. The meeting is free and open to the public. It is hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and will be at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 U.S. Highway 281 in […]

Range training set for Oct. 4 in Menard

MENARD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District are partnering on a range and pesticide training from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Murchison-Whitehead Complex on U.S. Highway 190 West in Menard.                 “This training will offer an excellent opportunity to get abreast of the latest […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 19, 2017

COLLEGE STATION – Most sorghum producers around the state experienced lower sugarcane aphid populations than the previous two years, with some help from nature, growing conditions, technology and adequate preparation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Danielle Sekula, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management entomologist, Weslaco, said damages the previous two growing seasons had […]

International beef initiative launched by Texas A&M animal science

COLLEGE STATION – A new international beef initiative is underway by the Texas A&M University department of animal science, emphasizing research and educational activities related to cattle adapted to subtropical and tropical climates. Dr. Cliff Lamb, department head, said two new faculty positions have been created to lead this effort. The initiative includes establishing a […]

Centex Beef Symposium Sept. 29 at Swinging B Ranch in Axtell

AXTELL – Live cattle demonstrations, a ranch tour and ribeye steak dinner will be the featured activities at the Centex Beef Cattle Symposium Sept. 29 at the Swinging B Ranch, 1652 Kirkland Hill Road in Axtell. Cost is $25 and RSVP is requested by Sept. 22 by calling 254-757-5180. One general Texas Department of Agriculture […]

Winter forages can reduce costs and boost cow/calf weight gains, experts say

OVERTON – Planting successful winter forage pastures can reduce supplemental feed costs and boost cow/calf weight gains, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, and Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, both in Overton, said following recommended practices regarding winter pastures can improve producers’ bottom line.  […]

Southwest Dairy Day to highlight cross-ventilated barn

GUSTINE – The annual Southwest Dairy Day Oct. 18 will feature a cross-ventilated barn designed to mitigate heat stress for milking cows and a robotic pre-dipper in the parlor. The event is free and open to the public.  The two innovations are used at Wildcat Dairy, 600 County Road 252 near Gustine. Southwest Dairy Day […]

Neighborly love: Hay, animal supplies trucked in from all over to assist Texas Hurricane Harvey ag producers

NOME – The outpouring of support from neighboring states has been overwhelming, said Mike Doguet, owner of Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch Turf Farm in Nome, Texas. “We have had truckloads of hay coming from all over,” Doguet said. “It’s just been amazing.” Doguet, along with his son-in-law Matt Willey, opened up their warehouse facility at […]

Runnels County Cotton Field Day set Sept. 27

WINTERS – Timely information and an up-close look at a promising cotton crop are on the agenda for the Runnels County Annual Cotton Field Day set for Sept. 27, said a program coordinator. Joel Webb, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management agent for Runnels and Tom Green counties, said the annual event will […]