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Texas A&M AgriLife plans virtual auxin training sessions

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Texas A&m AgriLife Extension Service — Lubbock is planning five virtual Zoom auxin-specific certification training sessions. With the exception of the first training Jan. 22, all subsequent trainings will take place on the second Friday of the month (Feb. 12, March 12, April 9 and May 14). All trainings will start at 9 a.m. CST and last one hour. One ... Read More »

Texas A&M BIG conference goes virtual Jan. 5

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the 59th annual Blackland Income Growth, BIG, conference on Jan. 5, 2021, online. The event is free and will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants must register online and will then be sent the link for the event, which will be held on the Zoom meeting platform. “The Blackland Income Growth ... Read More »

Nueces/San Patricio County, Texas, Field Crop Symposium moves online

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Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year’s Nueces/San Patricio County Field Crop Symposium on Jan. 7 will be by virtual participation only. “Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units have been requested for participants, and we have also made a request for CEUs for certified crop advisers,” said Jason Ott, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent, Nueces County. “Most importantly, the ... Read More »

Red River Crops Conference goes virtual Jan. 20-21

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The eighth annual Red River Crops Conference goes virtual Jan. 20-21. The event, offering crop production information focused on Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains, is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. This year’s goal is to provide the same high quality and relevant management information that will help agricultural producers ... Read More »

‘Owning Your Piece of Texas’ Earns National Recognition

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• By Kay Ledbetter • The Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center named the “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Landowner Legal Education Project” conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a Project of Excellence. The Southern Center was established at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture in 2009 and serves several states in the region, including Texas. ... Read More »

Cover crops in semi-arid cotton systems: Where do I begin?​

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In this 30-minute online presentation, Paul DeLaune —an associate professor and environmental soil scientist at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Vernon, Texas — tries to demystify cover crops. The use of cover crops is constantly making headlines and being featured in agricultural news outlets. But will they work in your region, especially if it is a semi-arid environment? Exploring how ... Read More »

Cotton prices rebound, but supplies remain high

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Cotton prices recently bounced back following a steady fall driven by the pandemic’s effect on U.S. and global demand, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton economist, Bryan-College Station, said the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture cotton estimate report, however, likely means prices won’t continue to climb. Robinson said cotton prices were ... Read More »