Farm & Ranch

Our experts share the latest research developments, teaching innovations and best practices in farming, ranching, land management for Texans.

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Texas watermelons in cardboard crates.
June 18, 2024

Heat makes for sweet watermelons, very good yields

Texas Crop and Weather Report

Cluster of heirloom tomatoes
June 18, 2024

How to store tomatoes

Tips to keep tomatoes, from ‘breakers’ to ripened red

June 14, 2024

TexasET app provides tailored irrigation recommendations for crops

Smartphone app for real-time, crop-specific irrigation guidance from seed to harvest

June 13, 2024

Research says high energy fire influences prescribed burn effectiveness

Fuel, timing proven to increase fire's success against woody plant encroachment

Three black vultures are standing in a pasture.
June 13, 2024

Nuisance wildlife management program set for June 27 in Georgetown

Residents will learn latest techniques, resources to control nuisance wildlife

June 13, 2024

Prevention of kernel smut disease in rice harvest

AgriLife Extension experts cover best practices to mitigate risk of rice disease

Texas A&M AgriLife Logo
June 13, 2024

Giovanni Piccinni named Texas Water Resources Institute director

Former Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate professor returns in new role

June 11, 2024

Texas agriculture a tale of rainfall haves and have-nots

Texas Crop and Weather Report - June 11, 2024

Rice plants in a field.
June 11, 2024

Eagle Lake Rice Field Day set for June 25

50th annual field day to feature latest rice research, policy updates

Bales of hay are in a pasture in Corpus Christi.
June 5, 2024

Crop field day set for June 14 in Somerville

Tour stops feature latest research, equipment demonstrations

A mn's hands around a watermelon at a farmers market
June 5, 2024

Making the most of a trip to the farmers market

What to know about nutrition and safety.

June 4, 2024

Blackberries, blueberries, other fruits contribute to Texas agriculture

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 4, 2024

A group of small, dead fish held in a container.
June 4, 2024

Diagnosing summertime fish kills topic of June 18 webinar

AgriLife Extension program teaches landowners to recognize symptoms and prevent fish kills

Black wire basket of different colored eggs
June 3, 2024

Cracking the mystery on chicken eggs

Discover why chickens lay different colors, shapes and shades

Cattle in a field looking at the camera.
June 3, 2024

Central Texas Stocker Cattle Program set for June 26 in West

Event will feature presentations on cattle nutrition, food supply security

A row of cotton in a field.
May 30, 2024

West Side Turn Row Meeting set for June 13 in Crawford

Topics include crop updates, results demonstration

A woman sits at the wheel of an all-terrain vehicle as a man in a cowboy hat opens a gate to a field of cattle.
May 30, 2024

Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online course now registering

12-week AgriLife Extension agriculture business and land management course begins Aug. 19

A man rides a brown horse across rangelands with a few buildings visible in the distance.
May 29, 2024

Rangeland conditions vary across state based on moisture, precipitation outlook

Texas Crop and Weather Report  - May 29, 2024

The Middle Yegua Creek running through tree-lined banks.
May 28, 2024

Middle Yegua Creek watershed meeting set for June 11 in Giddings

Residents will learn about, contribute to water quality improvements

An aerial photo of a river.
May 24, 2024

Water quality training for East Fork of the San Jacinto River set for June 11 in Cleveland

Attendees can learn about East Fork watershed, improvement basics