Cotton technology education effort earns AgriLife Extension Superior Service award

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has recognized a cotton and weed team with a Superior Service Team Award for their efforts on educating producers on auxin-tolerant cotton weed control systems. The annual Superior Service awards, presented Jan. 9 in Bryan, recognize AgriLife Extension personnel who provide outstanding performance in education or […]

Annual ‘Last Chance’ Pesticide License CEU Training is Jan. 30 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tom Green County has set its annual “Last Chance” Pesticide License CEU Training from 12:30-6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center located north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. Individual registration is $25 due upon arrival. RSVP […]

AgriLife Extension sets series of auxin herbicide trainings for area producers

WALL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a series of auxin trainings for producers in Runnels, Tom Green and surrounding counties, according to organizers. “The Texas Department of Agriculture has required a special auxin-specific training in 2018 for those applying the new auxin formulations of dicamba,” said Josh Blanek, AgriLife Extension agent […]

AgriLife Extension sets auxin specific herbicide training Feb. 7 in Tulia

TULIA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Swisher County Ag Committee will host an auxin specific herbicide training for producers from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Attebury Grain office, 1202 NW 5th St. in Tulia. John Villalba, AgriLife Extension agent in Swisher County, said the training is conducted in accordance with new […]

Publications now available on two Edwards Plateau, Concho Valley grass invaders from Mexico

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has new publications on two opportunistic and invasive grasses from Mexico now spreading into some Edwards Plateau and Concho Valley pastures, said Dr. Morgan Russell, lead author of both publications. Russell, AgriLife Extension range specialist at San Angelo, said the culprits are Mexican needlegrass, which is […]

Texas Master Naturalist program seeks applicants, sets spring training

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Master Naturalist program has announced training opportunities for those wishing to participate in the statewide program. Twenty-three Texas Master Naturalist chapters will conduct training classes in the spring for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management, said the program’s assistant state coordinator. Mary Pearl Meuth of College […]

Prescribed fire practitioners have new tools at their fingertips

SAN ANGELO – As prescribed fire gains popularity as a range management tool, so does the need for up-to-the-minute information. To meet the growing need, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service developed a prescribed burning handbook funded by the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute.   “Professional prescribed fire practitioners in Texas are very good at […]

AgriLife Extension to offer three trainings for dicamba-tolerant cotton, soybean use

AMARILLO – Special training will be required in 2018 for new dicamba formulations applied on tolerant cotton and soybean crops, according to Environmental Protection Agency labeling revisions. The Texas Department of Agriculture has approved training and certification administered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, BASF and Monsanto for use of the new dicamba formulations. To […]