Rolling Plains Cotton and Precision Ag Field Day set Oct. 12 near Noodle

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Steve Estes, 325-823-2432, saestes@ag.tamu.edu            NOODLE – The Rolling Plains Cotton and Precision Ag Field Day is set for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 12…

Urban Quail Appreciation Day slated Oct. 5 in San Antonio

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752 paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dale Rollins, Dale.Rollins@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Maureen Frank, 830-278-9151, mgfrank@tamu.edu Amanda Gobeli, 979-845-1851, Amanda.Gobeli@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, San Antonio…

Emergency meetings scheduled following reports of fumonisin in Texas corn

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5663, jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Tom Isakeit, 979-862-1340, t-isakeit@tamu.edu AMARILLO — Meetings have been scheduled on Sept. 27 in Dumas and Dalhart to…

Emergency meetings scheduled following reports of fumonisin in Texas corn

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5663, jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Tom Isakeit, 979-862-1340, t-isakeit@tamu.edu AMARILLO — Meetings have been scheduled on Sept. 27 in Dimmitt and Dumas to…

Edgewood ISD elementary students get opportunity to Learn, Grow, Eat and Go!

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Ruby Zavala, 210-631-0400, ruby.zavala@ag.tamu.eduAngie Gutierrez, 210-631-0400, aogutierrez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO –  More than 200 students from Alonso S. Perales Elementary School in the Edgewood Independent School…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 19, 2017

Sugarcane aphids not a major problem for prepared Texas sorghum producers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Bynum, 806-677-5600, ebynum@ag.tamu.edu; Danielle Sekula, 956-878-8317, danielle.sekula@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Most sorghum…

International beef initiative launched by Texas A&M animal science

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cliff Lamb, 979-845-1543, gclamb@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A new international beef initiative is underway by the Texas A&M University department of animal science,…

Sorghum silage field day adds nutritional education to crop production

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Lizabeth Gresham, 373-0713, lizabeth.gresham@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, Jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – When producers showed up to the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage…

Water well owner training set for Sept. 26 in New Braunfels

Contact: Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu Ward Ling, 979-845-6980, wling@tamu.edu NEW BRAUNFELS — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Sept. 26…

Centex Beef Symposium Sept. 29 at Swinging B Ranch in Axtell

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu AXTELL – Live cattle demonstrations, a ranch tour and ribeye steak dinner will be the featured activities at the Centex Beef Cattle Symposium Sept. 29…

Winter forages can reduce costs and boost cow/calf weight gains, experts say

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Banta, 903-834-6191, jpbanta@ag.tamu.edu; Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Planting successful winter forage pastures can reduce supplemental feed costs and boost cow/calf…

Texas, out-of-state 4-H’ers pitch in on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Toby Lepley, 979-845-1212, toby.lepley@ag.tamu.edu Candace Moeller, 361-526-2825, candace.moeller@ag.tamu.edu Kyle McManus, 361-767-5223, kyle.mcmanus@ag.tamu.edu Meredith Miller, 361-265-9203, meredith.miller@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Hundreds of youth in…

Rainwater harvesting turf management training rescheduled to Oct. 5 in Seguin

Contacts: John W Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu Reagan Hejl, 979-845-5252, Reagan.hejl@tamu.edu Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu Ben Wherley, 979-845-1591, b-wherley@tamu.edu Ward Ling, 979-845-6980, wling@tamu.edu SEGUIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service…

RNA discovery could help boost plant heat, drought tolerance

Writer: Gabe Saldana, Gabe.Saldana@ag.tamu.edu, 956-408-5040 Contact: Dr. Liming Xiong, Liming.Xiong@ag.tamu.edu, 972-952-9246 DALLAS — Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists have discovered a ribonucleic acid, or RNA, that can increase the thale…

Researchers stumped by plants with multiple chromosomes set January meeting to collaborate

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu   Contact: Dr. David Byrne, 979-845-9500, dbyrne@tamu.edu               COLLEGE STATION — Some of the world’s most beloved plants — coffee, bananas, potatoes, chrysanthemums and…

New Texas A&M Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building grand opening celebrated at College Station

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Sept. 15 marked the grand opening of the new Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building at 534 John Kimbrough Blvd. on…

Neighborly love: Hay, animal supplies trucked in from all over to assist Texas Hurricane Harvey ag producers

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu NOME – The outpouring of support from neighboring states has been overwhelming, said Mike Doguet, owner of Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch Turf Farm in Nome,…

Military veteran and beginning farmer, rancher entrepreneurial training Oct. 14-15 in Navasota

Applications accepted through Sept. 29 Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Erin Kimbrough, 979-847-6185, erin.kimbrough@ag.tamu.edu Mackenzie McLaurin, 979-862-1913, makenzie.mclaurin@ag.tamu.edu NAVASOTA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with…

Water and eminent domain: Landowners have rights event, Oct. 5 in Marshall

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Matt Garrett, 903-935-8413, matt.garrett@ag.tamu.edu   MARSHALL – East Texas landowners can learn about water rights and eminent domain issues during an event Oct. 5…

Periodic charts bring new meaning to Texas A&M wildlife researcher, others

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Kirk Winemiller, k-winemiller@tamu.edu                 COLLEGE STATION – To many of us, the mere mention of a “periodic table” conjures up pop quizzes, dread and the…