News Releases

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All news releases are courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife AgNMore News Service (agnews.tamu.edu).

September 20, 2017
Range Training set for October 4 in Menard
MENARD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District are partnering on a range and pesticide training from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., October 4, at the Murchison-Whitehead Complex on U.S. Highway 190 West in Menard.

September 18, 2017
New Texas A&M Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building Grand Opening Celebrated at College Station
COLLEGE STATION – September 15 marked the grand opening of the new Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building at 534 John Kimbrough Blvd. on the Texas A&M University West Campus.

September 15, 2017
Runnels County Cotton Field Day set September 27
WINTERS – Timely information and an up-close look at a promising cotton crop are on the agenda for the Runnels County Annual Cotton Field Day set for September 27, said a program coordinator.

September 14, 2017
Periodic Charts Bring New Meaning to Texas A&M Wildlife Researcher, Others
COLLEGE STATION – To many of us, the mere mention of a “periodic table” conjures up pop quizzes, dread and the queasiness associated with past ninth grade chemistry classes dealing with the famous element chart, but to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and his colleagues, the term has taken on a whole new meaning.

September 13, 2017
Improper Mosquito Control on Livestock Can Do More Harm than Good, Expert Warns
STEPHENVILLE — In an effort to save their livestock from the torment caused by the plague of mosquitoes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, some producers are making the mistake of misusing chemicals to control the pests, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

September 1, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Expected to Deliver One-Two Mosquito Punch
SAN ANGELO – Among the inevitable fallout stemming from the ocean of water dumped on South Texas by Hurricane Harvey will be a hoard of bloodsucking mosquitoes, but state-level entomologists predict the first onslaught won’t be the disease vectors many fear.

September 1, 2017
AgriLife Sets Annual Ram Test Start for September 11
SAN ANGELO – September 11 will mark the start of the 2017-2018 annual Ram Performance Test conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife.

August 15, 2017
Justin Klinksiek Assumes Agriculture, Natural Resources Post September 1
BRADY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Justin Klinksiek to the agriculture and natural resources post in McCulloch County effective September 1.

August 11, 2017
AgriLife Extension Wheat Production Meeting set August 31 in Bovina
BOVINA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bailey and Parmer counties will conduct a Small Grains Forage Production/Stocker Cattle Meeting at 9:00 a.m., August 31, at the XIT Recreation Center, 205 North St. in Bovina.

August 8, 2017
Buying Time Approaches for Angora Wether, Fine-Wool Ewe Lamb Futurity Prospect Animals
San Angelo Stock Show youth contests stress livestock knowledge, management skills
SAN ANGELO –  The time approaches for young exhibitors to select animals for two livestock competitions unique among the San Angelo Livestock Show youth contests, said the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat specialist.

August 2, 2017
Man of the Year Recipients Named During Recent AgriLife Extension Agent Fete
ODESSA – The Texas County Agricultural Agents Association recognized seven individuals with “Man of the Year” awards during a July 18 banquet in their honor at the association’s annual meeting in Odessa.

July 25, 2017
Texas Master Naturalist Program Offers Training, Seeks Applicants
COLLEGE STATION — Important deadlines are fast approaching for the 17 Texas Master Naturalist chapters conducting training classes this fall for volunteers interested in becoming involved in natural resource and conservation management, the program’s assistant state coordinator said.

July 21, 2017
Texas Section Society for Range Management sets October 11-13 Annual Meeting in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – Plans are fast coming together for the Texas Section Society for Range Management annual meeting, October 11-13, in San Angelo, and organizers urge members and prospective members to mark their calendar for the statewide event.

July 21, 2017
West Texas Cotton Producers Should be on the Lookout for Bollworms
LUBBOCK – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist is advising West Texas cotton farmers to remain vigilant in their hunt for bollworms.

July 17, 2017
Texas A&M Entomologist Hot on the Trail to Stop Global Locust Devastation
COLLEGE STATION – From time immemorial, man has suffered from the devastation wrought by locust swarms of biblical proportions often visited on those least able to weather the plagues.


Archives

June 22, 2017
AgriLife Extension Announces New 2017 Crop Hail-Out and Replant Guide
LUBBOCK – The latest Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crop hail-damage assessment and replant guide is now available, said its author.

June 21, 2017
AgriLife Extension’s Schleicher County 4-H Team Takes National Wool Judging Title
SONORA – The Schleicher County 4-H senior wool judging team won the 57th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest in Sonora recently with a combined score of 1,809 points.

June 14, 2017
Texas Master Naturalist Program Earns Statewide Honors
SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Master Naturalist Program was honored with the Keep Texas Beautiful Civic Organization Award during that organization’s 50th annual meeting June 12-14 in San Antonio.

May 19, 2017
AgriLife Livestock Guardian Dog Study Numbers are In
Results show promise for ancient predator control method for sheep, goats
SAN ANGELO – The numbers are in from a yearlong experiment pitting 18 inexperienced young livestock guardian dogs and their neophyte dog-handling owners against a hoard of native sheep and goat predators ranging over thousands of West Texas acres.

May 12, 2017
Lubbock AgriLife Research Soil Scientist Seeks Optimum Soil Fertility Solutions
LUBBOCK – Dr. Katie Lewis is going for the triple-whammy against negative soil fertility issues on the Texas High Plains.

May 3, 2017
New Sugarcane Aphid Early Warning System Debuts
AgriLife Extension effort monitors pests’ seasonal movement
DALLAS – A minuscule pest few Texas farmers had ever heard of three years ago has quickly gained notoriety as the most important insect pest of grain and forage sorghum in Texas, said an expert entomologist.

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