Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for April 1 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1 in Floresville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the upper San Antonio River watershed. The free workshop is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office […]

AgriLife Research study opens doors for increases in Texas corn yields, aflatoxin resistance

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Seth Murray, 979-845-3469, sethmurray@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A ground-breaking Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led study on corn has identified useful gene variations for yield increases, drought tolerance and aflatoxin resistance that could make a real difference to Texas producers in the years to come, according to researchers. The study, […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for March 12 in Hamilton

HAMILTON–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12 in Hamilton for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Leon River watershed. The free workshop will be co-hosted by the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. The morning […]

Private water well screenings set for March in Starr, Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in March for Starr, Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in these counties in partnership with the Texas Water Resources […]

Inaugural Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium set Feb. 19

On-campus and webinar attendance offered Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Brian Pfeiffer, pfeiffer@tamu.edu or pbsymposium@gmail.com COLLEGE STATION – The theme of the inaugural Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium, to be held Feb. 19, is “Plant Breeding in the Modern Era.” The one-day research conference for plant breeding, genetics and related sciences will allow world-renown […]

Ansley recognized as Texas A&M Regents Fellow

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jim Ansley, 940-552-9941, jansley@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jim Ansley, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist at Vernon, has been named a Regents Fellow by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The board established the Regents Fellow Service Awards in 1998 to recognize exceptional service by […]

Texas A&M to host Global Soil Security Symposium on May 19-21

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cristine Morgan, 979-845-3603, cmorgan@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Global Soil Security Symposium will be held May 19-21 on the Texas A&M University campus as a part of the declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Global Soil Partnership. […]

Central Texas project will study drought tolerance of landscape plants

Stakeholders invited to tour study’s drought simulator in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Does a tough modern rose really need 4 inches of water a month to survive a drought? Can a plant bounce back after an entire growing season without rain? A group of Central Texas entities is hoping to find these and other […]

Former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek touts Fuel Up to Play 60 at Texas Capitol

AUSTIN – Former Dallas Cowboy tight end and three-time Super Bowl champion Jay Novacek was the featured speaker at an event held recently in the Legislative Conference Center of the Texas State Capitol. The event, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Dairy Max, introduced state legislators and others to the Fuel Up […]