Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 25, 2018

THRALL – Drought conditions throughout much of the state this summer likely will mean lower wildlife numbers this hunting season, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension statewide wildlife specialist, Thrall, said deer, quail and turkey numbers would likely be affected. Fewer forbs and reduced nutritional value in browse […]

Junior Master Gardener Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! Program takes shape in Houston schools

HOUSTON – Houston Independent School District elementary students are learning how to plant, tend and harvest nutritious vegetables thanks to the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! program offered by the Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service Junior Master Gardener Program. Over the summer, teachers from HISD elementary schools received training on how implement the curriculum and […]

AgriLife Extension entomologists: Fire ants, mosquitoes to be more prevalent after rains

COLLEGE STATION – With recent rains subsiding in many parts of the state and the re-emergence of warmer, drier weather, Texans should expect to see a proliferation of fire ants and mosquitoes, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. According to Dr. Robert Puckett, AgriLife Extension entomologist at Texas A&M University in College Station, the […]

Olson, Jarvis inducted into Ag Economics Honor Registry

COLLEGE STATION – Mark Olson (’71) and Britt Jarvis (’85) are the newest inductees into the Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Economics Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry. The Honor Registry is named after Tyrus R. Timm, who led the department for 20 years during its rise to prominence in teaching, research and extension. Timm […]

Producer participation requested in AgriLife Extension predator survey

SAN ANGELO – The 2018 Predator Survey by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will paint a more accurate picture of real returns for the state’s livestock operations in numbers and economic losses. “Predators cause economic hardship on Texas livestock producers annually,” said Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist based in San Angelo. “When you tally […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 18, 2018

OVERTON – Hay and forage producers and homeowners around the state are battling armyworms following rains and cooler weather, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.   The fall armyworm is a common pest of Bermuda grass and many other crops in Texas, Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said. Given their […]

South Texas Risk Management Workshop set for Oct. 3 in Sinton

SINTON – Agricultural producers looking for answers related to today’s commodity prices should plan to attend the South Texas Risk Management Workshop Oct. 3 in Sinton, said program coordinators. The workshop, presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Nueces and San Patricio counties, will be from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the San Patricio […]

10th Annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium Sept. 28 in Cleburne

CLEBURNE – Central Texas cattle producers will hear the latest updates on the cattle market and beef demand, plus herd health and management strategies at the 10th Annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium Sept. 28 in Cleburne. The workshop will be held at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse, 1315 S. Main in Cleburne. Registration begins at […]

Texas A&M animal science faculty receive honors from American Society of Animal Science

COLLEGE STATION – Faculty from the Texas A&M University department of science received honors from the American Society of Animal Science at its annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Reinaldo F. Cooke, associate professor, received the 2018 ASAS Early Career Achievement Award. Cooke developed an internationally recognized academic program, resulting in methods to improve efficiency […]

Cow Country Congress set for Oct. 19 at Triple Son Farms in Centerville

CENTERVILLE – The 2018 Cow Country Congress is set for Oct. 19 at Triple Son Farms, 7532 Farm-to-Market Road 542 in Centerville. Registration is $20 per person, which includes lunch, by Oct. 12 and $30 after.  Credit card registration is accepted at https://bit.ly/2Mb6yry. Paper registration can be requested by calling 936-544-7502. “This year’s Cow Country […]