Agriculture

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...

Junqui Song Ph.D (Texas A&M Agrilife Photo).
• $1.1 million AgriLife Research study for stronger food crops investigates plant DNA repair, immunity interplay A multi-institution, international study led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research will investigate how a process that triggers DNA repair in plants also plays a role in strengthening their...

Jeff Martin, Ph.D., drives through a bison herd with his FLIR camera recording temperature data. (Texas A&M Agrilife Photo)
• Graduate students monitor thermoregulation habits, climate impact on moose and bison Big game are usually resilient and adaptive mammals, but increased warming in productive regions of Alaska and the Great Plains poses a threat to populations of moose and bison. This comes as no surprise to Jeff...
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...

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