Texas A&M AgriLife high tunnel study expands

Team to add flower, vegetable seed production Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charlie Rush, 806-354-5804, crush@tamu.edu Many interested producers showed up to learn more about high tunnels at…

Summer Crops/OAP Center Pivot Irrigation Field Day set Aug. 9 at Bushland

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, qxue@ag.tamu.edu BUSHLAND – A Summer Crops/OAP Center Pivot Irrigation Field Day will be hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife and the…

Resistant varieties, beneficial predators can help producers win sugarcane aphid battle

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, 806-354-5806, ada.szczepaniec@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – While sugarcane aphids have been difficult to suppress in past years due to their natural traits and…

New Laws Ensure Courts Are Used for Justice Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has built a reputation for being the leader when it comes to lawsuit reform, and…

Bryan’s Camelot Park Receives A State Grant

State money will help improve a Bryan city park. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced Camelot Park, across Villa Maria from Blinn College, was awarded a grant of…

Texas Crop and Weather Report — May 9

Pest populations ramping up around the state Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Sonja Swiger, 254-968-4144, slswiger@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Robert Bowling, 361-265-9201, robert.bowling@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – From backyards to planted…

Neonicotinoid insecticides losing efficiency in potato psyllid control

AgriLife Research study shows biological control may help Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, 806-354-5806, ada.szczepaniec@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The potato industry may be losing a mainstay in the…

Brazos County Jury Finds Bryan Man Guilty Of Two Armed Robberies

Photo of Deandrea Phillips from https://jailsearch.brazoscountytx.gov/JailSearch/default.aspx One of two men accused of committing two armed robberies in ten minutes in Bryan in June of 2014 has been found guilty by…

Sugarcane aphid research outlines economical control methods

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, 806-354-5806, ada.szczepaniec@ag.tamu.edu Colonies of sugarcane aphids can establish at a rapid pace once a plant is infested and untreated. (Texas A&M AgriLife…

Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference set Dec. 1 in Lawton

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Dr. Emi Kimura, 940-552-9941 ext. 233, emi.kimura@ag.tamu.eduMarty New, 580-255-0546, marty.new@okstate.edu LAWTON, OKLAHOMA – For ranchers in Texas and Oklahoma, tough marketing times with low cattle…

Sugarcane aphid research aimed at planting timing, variety selection

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, 806-354-5806, ada.szczepaniec@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The “whens” and the “whats” of the sugarcane aphid are fueling the research of Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, Texas…

Cattle to crops: Randall County Crops Tour set Aug. 30

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. J. D. Ragland, 806-468-5543, j-ragland@tamu.edu CANYON – The 40th annual Randall County Crops Tour hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is set…

Bryan City Council To Receive ADA Consultant’s Report Tuesday

Tuesday is the first full meeting for two new members of the Bryan city council. Items on the council’s workshop agenda includes the results of a study to meet requirements…