Earth-Kind landscape shortcourse set for Jan. 21-23 in College Station

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mengmeng Gu, 979-845-8567, mgu@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Professionals who manage and maintain urban green spaces are encouraged to attend the Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course Jan. 21-23 in College Station, according to organizer Dr. Mengmeng Gu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture specialist. The event will be at the […]

Geographic information systems training course set for Jan. 20-21 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION–The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources will conduct an Introduction to ArcGIS 10 training course Jan. 20-21 in College Station. The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources The geographic information systems course will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days in Room 200 of the institute, located at 1500 Research Parkway […]

Easy, affordable cover extends growing season in home gardens

COLLEGE STATION — A technique used by commercial growers to protect tender crops from harmful cold temperatures may be an affordable option for home growers as well, according to Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist. “I’ve been working with strawberry producers, and we’ve found that using plastic covers to form small […]

Long-term ranching outlook to highlight Jan. 14-15 Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600, ft-mccollum@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Big-picture emerging issues in the beef and ranching industries will be addressed at the Southwest Beef Symposium, jointly hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. This year’s conference, themed “Looking to the Future,” […]

‘Take a Stand’ program stands up to bullies

COLUMBUS, Texas – Studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that nearly one-third of all U.S. public school students reported that they experienced bullying, either as a target or a perpetrator. “Bullying is a huge issue among our youth, and it can leave ‘scars’ that many victims carry with them for a […]

Texas Master Naturalist program seeks South Texas applicants

MISSION – The Rio Grande Valley’s chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists is now taking applications for those wanting to learn more about the unique ecosystems found in the natural areas of South Texas, according to organizers. Tony Reisinger, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for coastal and marine resources in Cameron County and […]

Distinguished Lectureship in Quail Management set Jan. 16 in Dallas

  Annual event to focus on eyeworms in Texas quail   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu   DALLAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Distinguished Lectureship in Quail Management from 9 a.m.-noon  Jan. 16 in Dallas. The seminar, featuring the topic “On the Trail of […]

Sunflower producer/industry update meeting set Dec. 19 in Dalhart

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Mike Bragg, 806-244-4434, mhbragg@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Calvin Trostle, 806-746-6101, ctrostle@ag.tamu.edu DALHART – Sunflower producers can update their crop production expertise and learn about opportunities for sunflower cropping in 2015 at a meeting Dec. 19 in Dalhart, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. “We wanted to provide information to […]

AgriLife Extension Brazos County office showcases programs to elected officials

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Highlights in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H and youth development, and community economic development were showcased at the recent 2014 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Brazos County Interpretation Luncheon for Elected Officials. The event, attended by Brazos County officials as well as representatives from […]

AgriLife Extension entomologists brace for possible new ag pest

  Tawny crazy ant has potential for profound effect on production agriculture, experts say Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576, ctallen@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Bill Ree, 979-845-6479, w-ree@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The tawny crazy ant, a relative newcomer to the U.S., is expanding its range, causing concern among Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]