Three named Fellows in rare move by American Phytopathological Society

           COLLEGE STATION — Three Texas A&M University plant pathology and microbiology faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Phytopathological Society.            Drs. Charles Kenerley, Leland “Sandy” Pierson III and Karen-Beth Goldberg Scholthof were honored during the society’s recent annual meeting in Pasadena, California.            “It is rare to have three APS Fellows from the same […]

Being a graduate student away from a university can stink but in a good way

BEAUMONT — The whiff of stink bugs was expected. Walking through farm fields in southeast Texas, an entomologist mainly uses vision to spot insects and relies on years of education and field experience to mentally catalog which are good bugs and which will sicken a farmer’s crop into devastation. But stink bugs are different. They, […]

Private water well screening set for Sept. 9 in Hillsboro

HILLSBORO — The Texas Well Owner Network is offering a water well screening from 8:30 –10 a.m., Sept. 9 to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The screening will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Hill County, in the Hill County Annex, 126 S. Covington […]

Giant spider webs make another appearance in Dallas area

DALLAS – While traveling down CA Roan Drive in Rowlett recently, people have been exposed to an “eerie” sight on a number of trees lining that route, said Mike Merchant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service urban entomologist in Dallas. “CA Roan Drive is a quiet stretch of road running through Lakeside Park South in the Dallas […]

Expert: Back-to-school shopping requires some homework

COLLEGE STATION — The cost of back-to-school items is expected to be more than $600 annually for the typical American family with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, according to the National Retail Federation. “Back-to-school shopping can be an expensive proposition, especially if you don’t spend some time planning, budgeting and prioritizing, along with shopping […]

Mid-South Ruminant Conference will be in Grapevine Aug. 20-21

DALLAS – The Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference will be held Aug. 20-21 at the Embassy Suites, 2401 Bass Pro Drive in Grapevine. The conference is sponsored by the Texas Animal Nutrition Council and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Presenters include experts from the American Feed Industry Association, Perdue AgriBusiness Animal Nutrition, Cornell University, Cumberland […]

Getting the right signals

Researchers: Some dietary bioactives can help ‘normalize’ cancer-producing cell signals COLLEGE STATION – Researchers in Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have proposed a “unified” way to explain the function of dietary bioactives in suppressing cancer-causing cell signaling. “Dietary bioactives are constituents in foods or dietary supplements — other than those needed […]

Fundamentals of water quality monitoring workshop set for Aug. 6-7 in Temple

TEMPLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a Fundamentals of Developing a Water Quality Monitoring Plan workshop Aug. 6-7 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, 808 E. Blackland Road in Temple. The workshop is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 6 and from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the […]

Rain garden retention/detention pond program to be held July 22 in Dallas

DALLAS – A program titled “Rain Garden and Retention/Detention Pond Design and Performance in North Texas” will be presented July 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The free program will be from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Building C meeting room of the center, located at 17360 Coit Road. […]

Water well training set for July 18 in Brazoria

BRAZORIA — Anyone interested in private water-well management in the Bastrop Bayou watershed area is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training July 18 in Brazoria. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 10 a.m.–noon at the Friends of the River Community Center at 20450 County Road 510-B. […]