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 […]

Texas well-owner training set for Feb. 19 in Round Rock

ROUND ROCK — Anyone interested in private water well management in the San Gabriel River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Feb.19 in Round Rock. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Community Room at the Jester Annex, 1801 East […]

Forestry internship expands university, grade school students’ natural resources understanding

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Vogel, 979-845-5580, Jason_vogel@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – University students from across the nation interested in forest science can come to Texas A&M University for a summer of hands-on research and, in turn, take their new knowledge and share it with middle and high school students. The exchange of […]

Future Texas A&M crop breeding to place greater emphasis on marker-assisted technology

Expert: Advanced technology needed to feed and clothe growing population Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Baltensperger, 979-845-3041, dbaltensperger@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop scientists will make a strong push in the coming years to increase food and feed production using marker-assisted breeding programs, according to […]