AgriLife Extension experts: Texans should expect mosquito population explosion

Residents can help control, protect themselves from mosquitoes DALLAS – Anticipating a significant increase in the state’s mosquito population, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists are offering tips on how Texans can help slow mosquito breeding in backyards and protect from being bitten. “Mosquito populations are booming throughout the state and will likely not go […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop set June 23 in Nacogdoches

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Matt Brown, 979-862-8072, matthew.brown@ag.tamu.edu NACOGDOCHES – A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop is set for June 23 at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center, 3805 N.W. Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A catered lunch will be provided, but an RSVP […]

Art in the Garden program June 11 in San Antonio to plant seeds of creativity

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Bexar County Master Gardeners and Bexar County Youth Gardens will present the Art in the Garden program for children ages 5-8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 11 in San Antonio. The program will be held at the AgriLife Extension office for Bexar County, Suite 208 of the […]

Texas crop, weather for May 27, 2015

Heavy weather pattern may break in the next two weeks Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Both the El Niño pattern and global warming are the usual suspects for a large, high-level low-pressure area and the resulting catastrophic weather, but neither can be blamed, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist. “We’re currently […]

Noted animal welfare expert Ted Friend to retire after 38 years at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – For 38 years, Dr. Ted Friend has walked up and down the stairs of the Kleberg Animal Science Building at Texas A&M University where he established himself as a national expert and researcher on animal behavior and welfare. “It’s been a lot of fun,” said Friend, who will soon retire from the […]

Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 16 in Thrall

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Ryan Collett, 512-898-2214, rmcollett@tamu.edu THRALL – Management of new technology in cotton, plus methods used to reduce planting populations in grain sorghum, will be part of several presentations scheduled for the 52nd Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 16 at the Stiles Farm Foundation in Thrall. The Stiles Farm […]

Class on high-strength wastewater systems set June 29-30

Temple class offers education opportunities for licensed site evaluators, designers, installers, regulators and other professionals Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEMPLE – A two-day class, Analyzing Wastewater Systems for High Strength and Hydraulic Loading, has been set June 29-30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 720 East Blackland Road, Temple. The class […]

AgriLife Extension helping Texans prepare for hurricane season

Variety of hurricane preparation/recovery materials available through Texas EDEN COLLEGE STATION – In conjunction with National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 24-30 and other efforts, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is reminding the state’s residents of its many disaster and emergency-related materials available. “With hurricane season approaching, this is a key time for AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Extension horticulture agent headed overseas

Allison Watkins to participate in World Rose Convention in Lyon, France Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Allison Watkins, 325-659-6528, aewatkins@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent for Tom Green County is heading to France. Allison Watkins, has been invited to speak at the 17th World Rose Convention conducted by […]

Smith County Master Gardeners to host statue dedication ceremony

Bronze sculpture is dedicated to the memory of Sue Adee Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TYLER — The Smith County Master Gardener Association will hold a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. June 4 to unveil a bronze sculpture named “A Woman’s Touch,” dedicated to the memory of Master Gardener Sue Adee. The ceremony will be […]