Water wells need to be tested after flood 

COLLEGE STATION — Private water well owners whose wells flooded during Tropical Depression Imelda should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, said Diane Boellstorff, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth or even […]

Hill Country Cattlemen’s Conference set Oct. 16

SAN SABA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the Hill Country Cattlemen’s Conference on Oct. 16.  The multi-county event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Jordan Cattle Auction Arena at 1310 W. U.S. Highway 190 in San Saba. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. The AgriLife Extension offices of Mills, […]

QuickBooks Pro workshop set Oct. 3 in Lamesa

LAMESA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a QuickBooks Pro 2018 for Desktop workshop from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. The workshop will be held at the AgriLife Extension office of Dawson County at 400 S. First St. in Lamesa. Preregistration is required by Sept. 30 by calling 806-677-5667 or emailing […]

Proven Texas-tough, Lindheimer muhly grass great for Texas landscapes

COLLEGE STATION –  Lindheimer muhly, a versatile perennial clump grass, is now listed among Texas’ top performing plants.  Texas A&M AgriLife created the Texas Superstar plants list to help Texans select the best plants for quality and reliability. Brent Pemberton, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research ornamental horticulturist, Overton, said the plant is well suited for […]

Livestock guardian dog fall field day set Oct. 25 in Munday

MUNDAY — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a livestock guardian dog field day Oct. 25 in Munday. The livestock guardian dog, or LGD, event will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Munday Events Center at 348 S. Cedar Ave. It will also include a visit to a local ranch that utilizes […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 17, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – Texas wheat acres are being prepared and planted, and despite fewer acres, projections are for a high-yield 2020. U.S. Department of Agriculture planting projections suggest producers will plant 1% less wheat than last year nationally. Last year, around 4.5 million acres of wheat were planted in Texas. But the USDA expects acres […]

Range management workshop set Oct. 2 in Menard

MENARD — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a range management workshop Oct. 2 in partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation District, SWCD, of Menard County. The cost is $25 individually or $30 per couple. It will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex, 190 W. U.S. […]

Southwestern cotton rust disease found in Gaines County

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced that southwestern cotton rust disease has been spotted in fields in western and southern Gaines County and along the county line between Cochran and Hockley counties.  AgriLife Extension specialists say the severity of the disease is still low, and fungicide application is not yet necessary – […]

West Nile case numbers lowest since 2012

DALLAS COUNTY – Cases of West Nile virus in Texas have been the lowest in years, and researchers may know why, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.  Mike Merchant, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension entomologist, Dallas, said a publication by health officials in Dallas County may shed light on factors that contribute to outbreaks and […]