Wildlife appraisal practices workshop offered for property tax professionals

HUNT — A workshop to help property tax appraisers learn wildlife appraisal practices will be held from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Kerr Wildlife Management Area, 2625 Farm-to-Market Road, Hunt. Registration, limited to 100 people, is $125 per person and can be completed at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/VGYI. “Through classroom instruction and field learning, attendees will […]

West Texas cotton producers should be on the lookout for bollworms

LUBBOCK – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist is advising West Texas cotton farmers to remain vigilant in their hunt for bollworms. “I haven’t come across any significant bollworm activity in the region yet,” said Dr. Suhas Vyavhare of Lubbock. “But blooming cotton coupled with new growth following recent rains in our area makes […]

Texas A&M entomologist hot on the trail to stop global locust devastation

COLLEGE STATION – From time immemorial, man has suffered from the devastation wrought by locust swarms of biblical proportions often visited on those least able to weather the plagues. But now a Texas A&M University entomologist at College Station with a passion for helping humanity is hot on the trail of pinpointing the cause that […]

Spray drift damage: What landowners need to know

AMARILLO – With summer crop production in full swing, pesticide spray drift can cause damage to neighboring property owners, but they aren’t without recourse, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “‘Tis the season for application of pesticides to increase throughout Texas,” said Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, agricultural law specialist in Amarillo. “It is […]

Agricultural leases to be covered by AgriLife Extension in four workshops

AMARILLO – After such a positive response last year, four new Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases are scheduled across the state by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The free programs are funded by the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center, said Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in […]

AgriLife Extension sets White-tailed Deer Summit Aug. 3 in Abilene

ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Taylor County will conduct the White-tailed Deer Summit Aug. 3 in Big Country Hall, Abilene. Big Country Hall is next to the AgriLife Extension offices on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center, 1982 Lytle Way. The event will consist of two sessions: Session 1, […]

AgriLife Extension sets range, brush program July 6 in Brownwood

BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Brown County Range and Brush Program July 6 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 4206 U.S. Highway 377 South in Brownwood. Registration will start at 3:30 p.m. with the program following from 4-9 p.m. “Brush encroachment into our pastures continues to be an expensive problem […]

Texas Master Naturalist Program earns statewide honors

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Master Naturalist Program was honored with the Keep Texas Beautiful Civic Organization Award during that organization’s 50th annual meeting June 12-14 in San Antonio. A main goal of the conference is a time to “celebrate and recognize the achievements of youth and community leaders, civic groups, businesses and governments,” according […]

Predator Behavior Program set for June 26 in Sterling City

STERLING CITY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Predator Behavior Program at 9 a.m. June 26 in the Sterling County Community Center, 601 4th St. in Sterling City.                 “As can be surmised from the title, this program is a bit different than some of our other predator-related programs,” said Chad […]