New Texas Superstar introduced: Balsamic Blooms

COLLEGE STATION – Basil is a popular backyard herb, and the newest Texas Superstar – Balsamic Blooms basil – represents an exceptional edible plant with ornamental qualities that make it a great addition to any garden, according to horticultural experts. Balsamic Blooms is a versatile basil from new breeding lines, said Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas […]

Water Conservation Seminar and Family Day set for April 29 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Concho Valley Master Gardeners will conduct a multi-faceted water conservation program from 10 a.m.-noon April 29 at The Bosque on the Concho, 330 S. Irving St. in San Angelo. The Water Conservation Seminar and Family Day, with the theme Get More Green With Less Blue, is […]

Dual agency rangeland conference set for May 12 in Kerrville

KERRVILLE – Texas A&M AgriLife and the U.S. Forest Service will conduct a conference called Strategic Supplementation Strategies to Enhance Texas Rangelands and Reduce Livestock Production Costs on May 12 in Kerrville. The day starts with check-in from 8:30-9:20 a.m. The program lasts until 3:45 p.m. The event will be at the YO Conference Center, […]

Concho, McCulloch counties set annual Millersview wheat tour for May 4

MILLERSVIEW – It’s wheat tour time and once again the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s long-running Concho/McCulloch County Wheat Tour, set for May 4, has a full slate of speakers. The day’s activities start with registration at 8 a.m., followed by the educational program at 8:30 a.m. in the Millersview Gymnasium, 12199 County Road 6009 […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — April 11

FREDERICKSBURG – Warm winter weather could mean too few chill hours for much of the state’s fruit production areas, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Fruit trees, such as peaches and apples, depend on cool weather in the winter to promote proper physiological growth in the spring, said Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, […]

Wild pig management workshop set for April 26 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct a Wild Pig Management workshop for area landowners and the public April 26 in Lampasas. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, 2974 S. U.S. Highway 281. It is is a joint effort among Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, […]

Training to earn private pesticide applicator license set May 5 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Tom Green County and Angelo State University’s department of agriculture will conduct a Private Pesticide Applicator Training May 5 in San Angelo. The training will start with registration at 12:30 p.m. followed by the program from 1-5 p.m. in Room 250 of the Vincent Nursing […]

Cow Bid Estimator helping beef producers make sound buying decisions

SAN ANTONIO – A spreadsheet application can be a useful decision aid to assist beef cattle producers with future purchases and forecast profit or loss based on purchase costs. Mac Young, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist from Corpus Christi, gave a demonstration of the Bid Price Estimator for Beef Cows at the recent Texas […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — April 4

SAN ANGELO – Above-average temperatures throughout late winter and early spring have Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts around the state experiencing and expecting earlier-than-usual emergence of insects, said Dr. Charles Allen, AgriLife Extension entomologist and integrated pest management coordinator, San Angelo. Allen said producers should be prepared not only for earlier-than-normal pest emergence but […]

AgriLife Extension sets April 27 aquaponics program in Coleman

COLEMAN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct an aquaponics program from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27 in the Public Library Annex, located at 408 Commercial Ave. in Coleman. Michael Palmer, AgriLife Extension agent in Coleman County, said the program is for those interested in starting or refining a current aquaponics system. “Aquaponic […]