Summer Foods Summer Meals program feeds, educates South Texas youths

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Melissa De Leon, 956-383-5721, Melissa.DeLeon@ag.tamu.edu SOUTH TEXAS — An ongoing free meal program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is nourishing the bodies and minds of…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 6, 2018

Dry conditions continue to hamper wheat progress Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-862-1412, cbneely@tamu.eduDr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, Jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As wheat comes out of dormancy…

AgriLife Extension, others to present fishing seminar Feb. 22 in Harlingen

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tony Reisinger, 956-361-8236, Tony.Reisinger@ag.tamu.edu HARLINGEN — A free fishing seminar will be presented from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Harlingen Community Center, 201 E.…

Texas Crop and Weather Report — Oct. 11

EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s report was delayed due to the Columbus Day holiday. Cool, cloudy, wet weather creates problems for Panhandle cotton production Writers: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Paul Schattenberg,…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 26, 2017

Conditions brewing for warm, dry winter Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, 979-862-2248, n-g@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dry conditions around the state could worsen over the next…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 13, 2017

Wheat acres likely to remain static or decrease slightly Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-862-1412, cneely@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Low wheat prices likely mean planted acreage…

Texas Extension Specialists Association presents awards

‘Outstanding Friend,’ agents, scholarship recipients recognized Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Extension Specialists Association recognized Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents and associates for outstanding…

Texas Extension Specialists Association presents awards

‘Outstanding Friend,’ agents, scholarship recipients recognized Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Extension Specialists Association recognized Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents and associates for outstanding…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 25

Texas pecan crop projected to exceed 50 million pounds Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Stein, 830-278-9151, larry.stein@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE – Texas pecan growers expect to increase production this…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 11

Bollworms mount attack on some Texas cotton, grain sorghum Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Kerns, 979-845-2516, dlkerns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Insect damage to crops is ramping up…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 6

Hail damage across High Plains being evaluated Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, Jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Waves of hail storms across…

Lower Rio Grande Valley group to examine season’s climate projections

  Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu   Contact: Dr. Catherine Simpson, 956-973-3002, Catherine.Simpson@tamuk.edu WESLACO — Water, weather and the climate outlook will be on the agenda for a one-day workshop…

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 21

Early spring conditions could extend growing season for bedding plant growers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charlie Hall, 979-458-0439, charliehall@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Early spring conditions may have…

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 21

Early spring conditions could extend growing season for bedding plant growers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charlie Hall, 979-458-0439, charliehall@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Early spring conditions may have…

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 7

Rising fuel prices could mean higher costs for producers and consumers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-1751, jmwelch@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Rising fuel prices could mean…

Superior Service Awards presented at Texas A&M AgriLife conference

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Suzanne Deatherage, 979-845-7970, suzanne.deatherage@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Select faculty and staff of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service received the agency’s Superior Service Award…

Valley’s Texas Master Naturalists taking applications for 2017 class

Writer: Rod Santa Ana, 956-878-8317, r-santaana@tamu.edu Contacts: Tony Reisinger, 956-493-8129, e-reisinger@tamu.edu SOUTH PADRE ISLAND  —  The Texas Master Naturalists program is taking applications through December for new members interested in…

Lower Rio Grande Valley soil testing campaign runs through January

  Writer: Rod Santa Ana, 956-878-8317, r-santaana@tamu.edu Contacts: Enrique Perez, 956-361-8236, eperez@ag.tamu.edu Matthew Rodriguez, 956-689-2412, matthew.rodriguez@ag.tamu.edu Brad Cowan, 956-383-1026, b-cowan@tamu.edu Victor Gutierrez, 956-969-5615, victor.gutierrez@ag.tamu.edu WESLACO  —  The Texas A&M AgriLife…

Texas Crop and Weather Report — Aug. 24

Recent rains likely to boost hay production outlook Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4008, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Good quality cuttings of hay could be in…

Soil and Irrigation Conservation Workshop slated Aug. 24 in Weslaco

WESLACO – Agricultural producers throughout the Rio Grande Valley are invited to spend half a day with experts on new technologies in soil and water management, funding opportunities and financial…