Two invasive brush species focus of Aug. 7 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Megan Clayton, 361-265-9201, megan.clayton@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Alyson McDonald, 432-336-8585, akmcdonald@ag.tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – “Huisache and Juniper – How to Treat!,” the next Texas Range Webinar conducted monthly by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit, is set for Aug. 7. This […]

Media Advisory: 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 4-6

Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled Aug. 4-6 on the campus of Texas A&M University. Multiple sessions throughout the three-day event will focus on beef cattle production, management, market outlook and the future of the industry. During the general session scheduled for […]

Searcy elected to Texas Plant Protection Association board

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Stephen Searcy, 979-845-3931, s-searcy@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Stephen Searcy, head of the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to the Texas Plant Protection Association board of directors. “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Searcy join our group of outstanding […]

Drought-stricken trees offer study platform for AgriLife Research scientists

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Sorin Popescu, 979-862-2614, s-popescu@tamu.edu Dr. Georgianne Moore, 979-845-3765, gwmoore@tamu.edu Dr. Jason Vogel, 979-845-5580, Jason_vogel@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Severe drought across Texas since 2011 has produced a unique opportunity for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists to gain a greater understanding of the decaying process of trees and the effects […]

Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 20 in Refugio

REFUGIO — Anyone interested in private water well management in the Copano Bay watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 20 in Refugio. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Refugio County Community Center, 305 Swift St., said Drew Gholson, […]

Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 19 in Robstown

ROBSTOWN — Anyone interested in private water well management in the Nueces River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 19 in Robstown. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Johnny Calderon Building, 710 E. Main St., said Drew Gholson, […]

Texas A&M Financial Planning Program receives $25,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional grant

Writer: Blair Fannin 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gene Nelson, 979-862-2527, nelsong@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Financial Planning program in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University has received a $25,000 grant from TD Ameritrade Institutional. The announcement was made Monday at the New York Stock Exchange. Faculty member Nathan Harness and Mariel Braun, […]

Six Texas students win Peary Wilemon-National Cotton Ginners’ scholarships

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Six graduate and undergraduate students in the Texas A&M University biological and agricultural engineering department were recently awarded Peary Wilemon-National Cotton Ginners’ scholarships. All the awardees are from Texas, and received from $500 to $1,000 each, according to Dr. Calvin B. Parnell Jr., regents professor in the […]

Drought preparation, rainfall monitoring will be topic of July 3 webinar

Tim Steffens, 806-651-2781, tsteffens@wtamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Drought is always a possibility on Texas rangelands. But fortunately, we don’t have to be victims, said Tim Steffens, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist in Canyon and West Texas A&M University assistant professor. “Preparing for Drought: How to Monitor Rainfall and Stay […]

Researchers discover ‘Trojan Horse’ method of penetrating cellular walls without harm

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jean-Philippe Pellois, 979-845-0101, pellois@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research have found a “Trojan horse” way to deliver proteins into live human cells without damaging them. The finding, published in this month’s Nature Methods, is expected to be easily adopted for use in medical research […]