Category Archives: Extension

2019 Hill Country land stewardship conference set for April 25-26

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu The Hill Country has its own special needs when it comes to managing livestock and wildlife and incorporating the millions of individuals who come to vacation, hunt and relax in the ranching environments. The sixth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers a chance for landowners in the region to learn more about addressing issues that arise when ranching and tourism combine, said Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension program… Read More →

AgriLife Extension recognizes Superior Service

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service presented its Superior Service Awards, the agency’s highest honors, during a ceremony at the AgriLife Center January 8. Several members of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences were among those honored. Ranch Management University earned a team award and Ward Ling received the Superior Service – Extension Program Specialist award. The Ranch Management University (RMU) team is led by Dr. Larry Redmon, Associate Department Head for Extension in Soil and Crop Sciences. Team members include Dr. David Anderson, economist-livestock marketing; Dr…. Read More →

Noland joins as agronomist in San Angelo

Writer: Blair Fannin Dr. Reagan Noland has joined the soil and crop sciences department as the the AgriLife Extension agronomist specializing in crop management at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Noland, who grew up in the San Angelo area helping his grandparents with farm and ranch production. “I am excited to be back here, and I look forward to serving the agricultural community and working to improve the resilience and profitability of our systems,” Noland said…. Read More →

Maeda joins AgriLife Extension cotton program in Lubbock

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Murilo Maeda, 806-746-6101, mmaeda@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Murilo Maeda is returning to his roots when he trades the Texas coast for the South Plains to take the position as Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cotton specialist in Lubbock, effective Oct. 1. “My family’s roots run deep into the cotton industry, and I would like to contribute to its improvement,” Maeda said, as he leaves his position as a Texas A&M AgriLife Research assistant research scientist in Corpus Christi. “Working out of the Corpus… Read More →

Emi Kimura named AgriLife Extension state peanut specialist

By: Kay Ledbetter Dr. Emi Kimura has been named the state peanut specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Kimura joined AgriLife Extension in 2015 as an agronomist serving the Rolling Plains and surrounding areas from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center south of Vernon. Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension program leader and Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head in College Station, said Kimura will continue a long-standing tradition of having the state peanut specialist based in Vernon. When the Vernon agronomist… Read More →

4th Annual Women’s Stewardship Conference in Fredericksburg October 1-2

By: Beth Ann Luedeker Contact: Matt Brown, matthew.brown@tamu.edu The fourth annual women’s stewardship conference sponsored by the Bennett Trust and Texas A&M AgriLife will be held October 1 -2 at The Inn on Barron’s Creek in Fredericksburg, Texas. This year’s conference, “Empowering Women – New Stewardship Traditions”, will include presentations and discussions of land stewardship followed by an outdoor session and tours of agribusinesses owned and/or run by women. Day one of the conference will include presentations on topics from both traditional and non-traditional agriculture. This year’s agenda… Read More →

Extension Turfgrass Specialist joins faculty in Dallas

By: Gabe Saldana Contact: Dr. Lindsey Hoffman,lindsey.hoffman@ag.tamu.edu Efficient varieties and informed management practices can help Texans make the most of turfgrasses’ natural human health and environmental benefits, said the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new turfgrass specialist. Dr. Lindsey Hoffman assumed her post at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas July 9. She said her public outreach initiatives will deliver holistic approaches for coaxing maximum benefit from turfgrass use. “Turfgrasses provide a number of services to the ecosystem,” Hoffman said. “They control erosion, contribute… Read More →

Water-wise Tips for Turfgrass offered

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Becky Grubbs, 979-845-0603, bgrubbs@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Lawn owners may be second-guessing their regular maintenance practices, especially in the hottest and driest months. Dr. Becky Grubbs, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service turfgrass specialist in the Department of Soil and Crops Sciences in College Station, has published a Water-Wise Checklist for Texas Home Lawns and Other Turfgrass Areas to help with lawn maintenance this summer. “We know this is the time of year when Texans become particularly concerned about their lawns,” Grubbs… Read More →

Yaupon control discussed at 32nd Annual O.D. Butler Forage Field Day

Story and Photos by : Beth Ann Luedeker Contact: Vanessa Corriher-Olson  vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu   Landowners fight a constant battle against invasive species of plants. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Soil and Crop Sciences professor and AgriLife Extension forage specialist from Overton provided several control options for yaupon during the 32nd Annual O.D. Butler Forage Field Day and Camp Cooley Ranch. Yaupon can be controlled mechanically or chemically, Olson told attendees. During her presentation Charles Fuchs with CF Mulching Services of Easterly demonstrated yaupon removal using a mulching machine. “Mechanical control gives… Read More →

Texas Well Owner Network receives prestigious award from TCEQ

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu Dr. Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu John W. Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Well Owner Network has earned a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence award in the category of education. The Texas Well Owner Network, developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M University’s Texas Water Resources Institute, helps private well owners learn to protect water resources and properly maintain wells to ensure safe water supplies. According to… Read More →