Agriculture


(Texas A&M Agrilife Photo) The Northeast Panhandle Beef Conference will focus on selling beef directly to consumers.
• Speakers to discuss legalities, management on Oct. 21 in Perryton The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Northeast Panhandle Beef Conference will focus on selling beef directly to the consumer. The event will be Oct. 21 at the Ochiltree County Expo Center, 402 Expo Drive in Perryton....

The Leach Teaching Gardens — a 7-acre demonstration garden — at The Gardens at Texas A&M University is an example of an informal learning institution. Here pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are being taught about pollinators, vegetable gardens and healthy eating. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)
• Study illustrates need for more informal learning opportunities for micropolitan areas, Indigenous groups A team of researchers at Texas A&M University and Colorado State University found that micropolitan and high-poverty counties and certain communities of people—specifically Indigenous...
Locusts have a reputation of biblical proportions. Certain species of grasshoppers that are typically solitary and harmless can suddenly swarm and consume entire crops, including plants that support livestock. Large swarms can destroy livelihoods for farmers and entire communities’ food supply.That...
Texas peanut harvest is underway, and producers are expecting lower per-acre yields than last season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.Emi Kimura, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist and state peanut specialist, Vernon, said peanut acres were up, but that she expected...

Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter. The range and wildlife series will cover a variety of topics, including feral hogs.
• AgriLife Extension webinars to cover predators, feral hogs, deer management The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a free four-part webinar series that will cover a variety of range and wildlife topics starting Sept. 30.  The series will run on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-noon...

Texas Water Resources Institute photo. Saurav Kumar, Ph.D., readies an unmanned aerial vehicle for use in gathering data for his research.
• Texas A&M AgriLife scientist uses coding, drones, high-tech tools to collect ‘big data’ on farms, water bodies Saurav Kumar, Ph.D., always knew he would go into science, engineering and computing. There was no question.“My dad was an electronic engineer/scientist,” he said. “Seeing him was...

Texas A&M AgriLife experts will cover hay production topics in Burnet County on Oct. 8.
• AgriLife Extension event to cover insect management, perennial grasses The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the 2020 Central Texas Hay Production Workshop on Oct. 8 in Burnet. The event will run from 9 a.m.-noon at the AgriLife Extension office of Burnet County, 607 N....
With the help of a new $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Texas A&M AgriLife researchers will collaborate to elevate phenotyping for plant science and improving plant growth predictions. Seth Murray, Ph.D., Texas A&M...
AUSTIN – An exciting project is in the planning and design phase with public comments now being accepted for a new 8,000 square foot Inland Fisheries District Office building at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. The project is a collaborative effort between the State Park and Inland Fisheries...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were unchanged to 2 higher on grain sorghum; 2 to 3 cents higher on wheat; unchanged to 1 cent higher on corn.  The September contract closed 0.25 cents higher on corn, and 2.25 cents higher on September on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to...

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