Corn yields were expected to be surprisingly good overall despite less than optimal weather conditions around the state.

Source: AgriLife Today | Sept. 9, 2020

The Texas corn crop has reached the … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Sept. 8, 2020

Poison ivy is an unwelcome plant on many Texas properties, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert has some tips on how to avoid and remove the pest plant that causes a painful rash…. Read More

Hemp dogbane is an erect perennial that is very competitive. It can reduce forage yields if not controlled. Hemp dogbane prefers low-lying wet areas but can grow in dry upland soils as well. Read the full story at…

Broadleaf Marshedler (Iva annua L.) is a warm season annual in the sunflower family. Also called broadleaf sump weed, its leaves are situated in pairs across from each other on the stem. Marshelder grows in wet, moist areas, disturbed areas, and roadsides. This plant germinates in the early spring in February or March. The flowers, … Read More

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service

Spring and warm weather are finally here, bringing new growth and life. But they also bring increased forest pest activity.  

Now is the time for landowners to check their trees to inspect for any signs … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | April 21, 2020

Plants are no strangers to diseases and devastating outbreaks. Humans can learn a valuable lesson from them when it comes to the current … Read More

Wild Carrot, also known as Queen Anne’s lace, is a biennial broadleaf plant. Wild carrot forms a rosette of leaves the first year, then flowers, produces seed, and dies the second year. It forms a deep, whitish taproot that has a distinctive carrot odor. Read more at … Read More


March 9, 2020

By Larry Redmon, state forage specialist

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants combine solar energy, atmospheric CO2, and water, within green leaf tissue (chlorophyll) to produce carbohydrates. … Read More

Source: Forage Fax newsletter by the Texas A&M Extension Department of Soil & Crop Sciences | Feb. 28, 2020

By Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage extension specialist, Soil & Crop Sciences, Overton… Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

When weeds begin showing resistance, it’s not a case of the herbicide changing the weed, it’s a simple “survival of the fittest” case, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

Scott Nolte, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension weed specialist, … Read More