FREDERICKSBURG – With a greater number of women making the decisions as landowners and operators, the Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Women’s Conference targets this under-served segment of property owners, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program’s coordinator. “Tips for the Trade” is the theme of the conference set for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at […]
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AMARILLO – The longtime tradition of Texas A&M AgriLife having a sorghum breeding program in West Texas will continue, just in a new location, said Bill Rooney, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research sorghum breeder, College Station. Rooney, also the Borlaug-Monsanto Chair for Plant Breeding and International Crop Improvement in the Texas A&M Department of Soil […]
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COLLEGE STATION – Weather went from extremely wet to extremely hot and dry across most of Texas, according to the Texas State Climatologist. John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D., College Station, said the weather turned from record-breaking rainfall in the spring to being among the driest and hottest summers on record. The jet stream migrated north, away from […]
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AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the Bushland Forage Sorghum Plot Tour beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 4. The plots are located west of Amarillo. Exit Interstate 40 at Arnot Road and stay on the westbound interstate frontage road about a mile to Hill Drive. Turn north on Hill Drive for […]
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SPEARMAN – The Hutchinson and Hansford Cotton Production Meeting, hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be Aug. 22 at the Adobe Walls Gin, located at 10175 Farm-to-Market Road 51 between Stinnett and Spearman. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration. A shrimp boil lunch will be sponsored by NexGen and West […]
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COLLEGE STATION – Texas pecan growers could expect another subpar year despite good moisture early in the 2019 season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension fruit specialist, Uvalde, said yield estimates were low, 30 million to 36 million pounds, for Texas this season. Texas pecan trees typically […]
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GARLAND – A comprehensive aquaponics and aquaculture systems program will be held Aug. 22 in Garland. The program will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and end with a question-and-answer session at 4 p.m. inside the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service satellite office at 715 Rowlett Road. Cost is $80 per person. Lunch is not […]
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SILVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Briscoe County will host a small grains meeting Aug. 21 at the Silverton Public Library, 405 Broadway, Silverton. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with registration, and the program will go from 2-5 p.m. The fee is $10. One Texas Department of Agriculture integrated […]
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COLLEGE STATION – A challenging year for vineyards could culminate with exceptional 2019 wines from Texas wine grapes, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulture program specialist, Denton, said the 2019 wine grape season was challenging for producers, and vines were showing lower yields but very good quality fruit […]
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CANYON – The 43rd annual Randall County Ag Day and Crops Tour, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is set for Aug. 27 at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road, Canyon. “We have some exciting new topics to discuss this year along with the traditional crops produced here in Randall County,” […]
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