Agriculture


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...
AUSTIN — This year’s early teal hunting season is expected to be one of the best seasons seen by Texas hunters in quite some time as conditions affecting the waterfowl’s migration and habitat are above average for this time of year. “We’ve not seen conditions line up as well as they currently are...

Corn yields were expected to be surprisingly good overall despite less than optimal weather conditions around the state. (Photo from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)
The Texas corn crop has reached the midway point, and expectations are for an above-average crop, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Ronnie Schnell, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Bryan-College Station, said 2020 delivered mixed results for Texas producers due to...
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...

Texas A&M AgriLife offers tool to analyze beef cattle operation performance. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)
With the COVID-19 pandemic, cattle prices have been on a roller coaster. Now is a good time to analyze performance to make sure your operation is as efficient as possible, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Pancho Abello, AgriLife Extension economist, Vernon, said...
AUSTIN — Just in time for hunting season, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is hosting a series of mentored hunting workshops for first time hunters looking to learn how to safely and ethically harvest wild game.  The workshops will take place at Texas State Parks and Wildlife...

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