Arundo donax, an invasive, non-native plant, is devastating Texas waterways. It causes erosion, increases the risk of fire, worsens flooding and harms native aquatic life. For several years, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and partners have been working to manage invasive Arundo on creeks and rivers in the Hill … Read More

This week’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Soil & Crop Science Forage Fax focus this week is broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus L.) is a warm season perennial grass found throughout Central and East Texas and grows as temperatures consistently stay above 60 degrees F. Read more….

Feed-through fly control has without doubt become one of the most popular types of feed additives utilized in pasture-based beef production systems. As a result, many floor-stocked free-choice mineral supplements and other feed products containing one of these technologies will soon become available for the upcoming grazing season. Feed-through fly … Read More

In honor of National Ag Day, the USDA has partnered with organizations from A to Z – literally, from AgriCorps to Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences to Alpha Zeta Fraternity and everyone in between – to gather a comprehensive roadmap of the diverse array of … Read More

Not only is this recipe for tortellini and ground beef skillet quick and easy, it’s also super tasty! Ground beef is mixed with cheese-filled tortellini noodles and stirred together with a creamy, cheesy sauce. Give this 30 minute, one-skillet meal a try! Read more…

Preparing for wildfire response ahead of time is one of the most important steps a Texas landowner, whether they are major ranching operations or small property owners, can take. With the wildfire season really heating up, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering several fact sheets to help homeowners … Read More

When the waters of the United States (WOTUS) were defined in a 2015 rule under the Clean Water Act, lawsuits were everywhere, saying the definition was too broad. When President Trump took office, he vowed to eliminate two rules or regulations for each new one. WOTUS was part of that … Read More

According to the USDA-NASS Texas Crop Progress and Conditions report for March 12-18, 2018, light scattered showers were observed across the state. Precipitation in areas of the Cross Timbers, Blacklands, and East Texas ranged from 0.1 to 1.5 inches, with isolated areas in the Blacklands reaching upwards of 2.0 inches. … Read More

Cattle feeders saw a $1 per cwt. gain in fed cattle prices last week, only to find profit margins shrink by $55 per head. Average closeouts reported profits of $140 last week, but feeder cattle costs calculated against last week’s marketings rose $70 per head, according to the Sterling Beef … Read More

Keeping cattle calm and sending clear body signals at the right time are key to common sense cattle handling techniques. Ron Gill, livestock specialist for Texas AgriLife Extension, talks about how low-stress cattle handling can benefit cattle, handlers and your bottom line. Read more…