Research shows late-planted sorghum, other crops good alternatives to failed cotton

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Qingwu Xue’s plant physiology team plants grain sorghum June 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research farm near…

AgriLife Extension 2019 alternative crop replanting guide now available online

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Calvin Trostle, 806-723-8432, ctrostle@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Maeda Murilo, 806-746-6101, Murilo.Maeda@ag.tamu.edu Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cotton specialist Dr. Murilo Maeda discusses cotton crop damage…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 4, 2019

Fruit season looks above average for producers UVALDE – Harvest has been peachy so far for fruit producers this season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Conditions…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 21, 2019

Carryover hay supplies tight with 2019 season off to slow start COLLEGE STATION – Texas’ carryover hay supplies are low, and production is off to a slow start due to…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 14, 2019

Rainfall amounts double statewide average since April 1 A corn field stands in water following rains. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell) COLLEGE STATION – April showers…

South Plains Scout School May 30 in Muleshoe

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu   Contact: John David Gonzales, 806-272-4583, johndavid.gonzales@ag.tamu.edu MULESHOE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the South Plains Scout School May 30 at…

Child Passenger Safety Project events held in Levelland, Tulia

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Bev Kellner, 979-862-1782, bkellner@ag.tamu.edu   Calley Runnels, AgriLife Extension Agent, Swisher County, checks a child’s car seat at a Passenger Safety Project event. (AgriLife…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 7, 2019

Texas corn off to good start COLLEGE STATION – The majority of planted Texas corn acres have emerged amid good soil moisture profiles to start the growing season, said a…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 30, 2019

Sorghum acres expected to decrease despite excellent growing conditions COLLEGE STATION – Sorghum acres are expected to decrease amid excellent growing conditions because of an ongoing trade dispute, said a…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 16, 2019

Egg prices lower than last year, but could see seasonal spike COLLEGE STATION – Consumers could see a seasonal spike in egg prices as demand increases for baking and dying…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 9, 2019

Texas wheat acres looking good for grazing, grain, forage COLLEGE STATION – Texas wheat fields look good, but the next few months will determine yield outcomes, according to Texas A&M…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 2, 2019

Texas fruit crop looks good following freeze COLLEGE STATION – Texas fruit crops appear set for a good year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Peach trees…

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 26, 2019

Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturist Patrick Dickinson offers landscape tips for spring. (Texas A&M agriLife photo by Gabe Saldana) Horticulturist: Plan before planting for best results Contact: Patrick Dickinson, 972-952-9673, Patrick.Dickinson@ag.tamu.edu…

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 19, 2019

As beef cattle numbers rise, cull cow prices drop Even though beef cattle numbers have been increasing steadily, prices for cull cows have tumbled, reaching their lowest amount since 2009. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 12, 2019

Too dry or too wet, soil moisture levels delay plantings Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Contact: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, 979-862-2248, n-g@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Despite soggy conditions delaying crop…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 5, 2019

Texas sheep, goat prices, inventories down slightly amid strong market Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Bill Thompson, 325-657-7306, bill.thompson@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Markets for goat and sheep meat and…

AgriLife Extension experts help Texas wine industry meet grape expectations

Viticulture, enology experts serve fifth-largest wine industry in U.S. Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Adam Russell COLLEGE STATION — To support the growing Texas wine industry, now the fifth-largest in the…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 26, 2019

Texas wheat acres likely to perform well amid falling grain prices Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Bill Thompson, 325-657-7306, bill.thompson@ag.tamu.edu  Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Wheat…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 20, 2019

Early bloom across state leaves Texas fruit orchards exposed to possible late freeze   Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Stein, 830-278-9151, larry.stein@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE – Conditions are set…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 12, 2019

Wet conditions, low supplies could mean good year for corn growers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, jmwelch@tamu.edu Dr. Ronnie Schnell, 979-245-2935, ronschnell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION –…