Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 14, 2018

Wet conditions continue to slow cotton harvest, reduce quality Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gaylon Morgan, 979-845-0870, gdmorgan@tamu.edu Dr. John Robinson, 979-845-8011, jrcr@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Rain continues…

Pesticide applicator training in Overton Nov. 29

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service pesticide applicator training program is scheduled for Nov. 29 in Overton.…

Hispanic & Latino interest is low, and individual races outlook may be even worse for Democrats. Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Democrat officials, party operatives and their 3rd-party organizations…

Tom Green County team takes first place in National 4-H Food Challenge

Contacts: Dr. Morgan Treadwell, 325-653-4576, morgan.treadwell@ag.tamu.edu Courtney Redman, 325-659-6527, cjbarbee@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – A team from Tom Green County won the National 4-H Food Challenge held recently at the State…

More Arrests For Illegal Hunting And Dallas Area Man Arrested By Texas A&M Police On 11 Charges

For the second time this month, a Texas parks and wildlife game warden makes arrests on illegal hunting charges in or near College Station. The latest bust followed a citizen’s…

AgriLife Extension-led study aims to boost Texas strawberry production

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Russ Wallace, 806-746-6101, rwwallace@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – A group of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service collaborators are determined to increase the number of Texas-grown strawberries…

Urban riparian, stream restoration workshop set for Nov. 7 in San Antonio

Contacts: Clare Entwistle, 210-277-0292 x205, clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Fouad Jaber, 972-952-9672, Fouad.Jaber@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30…

National scientists, professionals, enthusiasts converge at Texas A&M turfgrass, landscape field day

Dr. Ambika Chandra, Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate professor in Dallas, leads a discussion on her team’s latest turfgrass varieties and breeding initiatives. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Sarah Pyatt)…

Integrated pest management CEU program set for Nov. 7 in Nacogdoches

Contact: Ricky Thompson, 936-560-7711, r-thompson@tamu.edu NACOGDOCHES – A continuing education course for agriculture producers, workers, landowners and ranchers will be held Nov. 7 in Nacogdoches. Registration begins at 8 a.m.…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 16, 2018

Nature, market forces made 2018 tough on Texas grain producers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Ronnie Schnell, 979-245-2935, ronschnell@tamu.edu Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, jmwelch@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas…

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

Texas A&M AgriLife brings public health, conservation exhibitions to state fair

The agencies of Texas A&M AgriLife converge at the State Fair of Texas through October with live demonstrations and teaching installations for healthier Texans. (AgriLife Illustration by Gabe Saldana) Writer:…

Anti-nuclear waste tour kicks off in Houston

Modular concrete canisters containing nuclear waste are shown at the bottom of a storage pit near Andrews, Texas. David Bowser Several Texas organizations gathered in Houston on Tuesday to kick…

Economy keeps growing even with rising oil prices

DALLAS (AP) — America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. Source: Business – The Eagle

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 18, 2018

Producers, homeowners battling armyworms Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Hay and forage producers and homeowners around the state are battling armyworms following…

Farm Day at the Fair welcomes school groups for hands-on agriculture education

The the official registration webpage for Farm Day at the Fair is available online at https://tinyurl.com/statefairfarmday. Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.eduContact: Elizabeth Rudd, 214-904-3056, Elizabeth.Rudd@ag.tamu.edu     DALLAS — The Texas…

Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program workshop Sept. 27 in Bryan

Contacts: Clare Entwistle, 210-277-0292, ext. 205, clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Fouad Jaber, 972-952-9672, Fouad.Jaber@ag.tamu.edu BRYAN – The Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host…

Texas A&M turfgrass, landscape field day set Oct. 10 in Dallas

The Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day welcomes experts and enthusiasts for technical discussions, industry networking and research facility tours. (Texas A&M AgriLife video by Gabe Saldana) Professional CEUs…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he has appointed current Texas Assistant Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins to serve as Solicitor General. Hawkins succeeds…

Landscape irrigation short courses set for Sept. 19-20 in Dallas

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Charles Swanson, 979-845-5614, clswanson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M School of Irrigation will be conducting two one-day short courses dedicated to smart…