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Texas A&M virtual High Plains Cotton Conference set for Jan. 28

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The High Plains Cotton Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be presented online Jan. 28, with programming running from 9-11 a.m. CST. The program will be free to all, with sponsorship by FMC Corp. “We want to continue to provide our producers with the most updated production information possible, even if we can’t meet in person,” ... 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 »

‘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 »

Multi-state project looks at new weed management strategies

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• By Kay Ledbetter • A Texas A&M AgriLife-led study will research how well several new weed management strategies can help reduce weeds and mitigate the increasing occurrence of herbicide resistance. The Texas-led $2.23 million grant — “Scaling Up Sustainable Integrated Weed Management Solutions to U.S. Field Crop Producers” — is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources ... 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 »