Pecan quality and quantities are exceeding early expectations, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the early pecan crop estimate was for a below-average year. But timely late-season rains and plenty of sunshine helped kernel production. “Pecans were originally predicted to be off somewhat, but... Read More → The post Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 20, 2019 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center of San Angelo will conduct an Angora goat test starting in December for billy kids born in 2019. The test will take place at their Sonora Experiment Station, which is approximately 28 miles south of Sonora on State Highway 55. The cost is $100 per animal upon... Read More → The post Angora performance test starts Dec. 11 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
New research could provide insight into how some organisms live for thousands of years A breakthrough discovery by Texas A&M University and Arizona State University professors could provide a key component in understanding the human aging process and even aid in the battle against cancer. Dorothy Shippen, Ph.D., is a University Distinguished Professor and Regents... Read More → The post Missing link to longevity discovered in plant kingdom appeared first on AgriLife Today.
The Northeast Panhandle Beef Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Ochiltree and Lipscomb counties, will be held Dec. 10 at the Ochiltree County Expo, 402 Expo Drive in Perryton. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the program will start at 10 a.m. The fee is $10, and lunch will... Read More → The post Northeast Panhandle Beef Conference set Dec. 10 in Perryton appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Minor changes could make big difference Holiday meals can be healthier and taste just as good by using some basic recipe substitutions or alterations, said an expert in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station. Reducing fat, sugar, calories in traditional recipes “The sugar, fat or sodium content of many... Read More → The post Holiday recipes can be altered to make them healthier appeared first on AgriLife Today.