Agriculture

In advance of Hurricane Laura reaching landfall and in its immediate aftermath, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been providing information and assistance to Texans affected by the disaster.  n Monty Dozier, Ph.D., head of the agency’s Disaster Assessment and Recovery, or DAR, unit...

Day two of the expo covered Angora goats, club lambs, wool sheep, hair sheep and meat goats. (Texas A&M Agrilife Photo by Kay Ledbetter)
• Represents first large-scale virtual AgriLife Extension event from a center AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo held their annual Texas Sheep and Goat Expo and Field Day Aug. 14-15. This was the first year the events were virtual. “We had to work within local and organizational...

A soil test is a valuable resource for understanding the precise composition of your soil.
As planting time for fall vegetables begins, it’s important to know that a fall vegetable garden will need to be managed somewhat differently than a spring garden. The good news is, a well-prepared garden can ensure a bountiful harvest when the time comes, said Skip Richter, Texas A&M AgriLife...

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Photo. There are various ways insect pests can get into your pantry in search of food.
• Inspection, cleaning, exclusion all part of pantry pest protection While almost no one has bats in their belfry anymore, bugs in the pantry are still a fairly common sight. However, having insect pests in your pantry doesn’t automatically mean you’ve been negligent about keeping your pantry in...

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• Laura Miller tapped by National Association of County Agriculture Agents Laura Miller, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent in Tarrant County, has been appointed chair of the Sustainable Agriculture Committee of the National Association of County Agriculture Agents, NAC “We...

A cotton field flooded by rains from Hurricane Hanna. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Danielle Sekula.
Cotton producers in the Rio Grande Valley took a devastating hit from Hurricane Hanna, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Other row crops like corn and sorghum were harvested before the storm arrived, but some alternative crops like sesame and citrus experienced damages...
• Texas A&M AgriLife study to identify differences in nitrogen metabolism between primary cattle subspecies. A recently funded Texas A&M AgriLife study will determine differences in nitrogen requirements between Brahman type cattle and other cattle. Measuring these differences may allow...
• Recipients advised to report unsolicited seed shipments Texas residents are now among those across the nation receiving mysterious seeds delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are on alert because these seeds are unsolicited. Kevin Ong, Ph.D.,...

Sugarcane aphid nymphs and an adult on a grain sorghum leaf. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Pat Porter)
• Sorghum producers see less damage by sugarcane aphids. Grain sorghum producers are reporting sugarcane aphids in the High Plains, but the pest has made little impact on the Texas crop during 2020, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. But forage sorghum, an increasingly...
• AgriLife Extension offers ‘food side’ education to ranching industry. For the first time since its creation in 1993, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Aggie Beef 706 program will be held virtually. Ranchers, educators and allied business people are invited to learn the same valuable...

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