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 […]

Ibuprofen use leads to extended lifespan in several species, study shows

COLLEGE STATION — A common over-the-counter drug that tackles pain and fever may also hold keys to a longer, healthier life, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of multiple species, according to research published in the journal Public Library of Science-Genetics. “We first used baker’s yeast, […]

‘Texas-bred’ wheat traits headed to Africa

AgriLife Research study develops international collaboration to fight drought Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Shuyu Liu, 806-677-5600, SLiu@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, jcrudd@ag.tamu.edu Silvano Ocheya, sassanga@neo.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas-bred wheat, by way of Amarillo and College Station, will find tiny bits of itself in new breeds of […]

Urban Riparian Symposium coming to Austin Feb. 11-13

AUSTIN — An Urban Riparian Symposium will be hosted Feb. 11-13 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin by the Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas Riparian Association, the city of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department, Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Workshops are scheduled for 1-5 p.m. on Feb. 11, with the […]

Two Overton pesticide applicator trainings set Dec. 4 and 9

Adjusting stocking rates to control weeds only one of many presentations Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON – Private pesticide applicators can earn five to 10 continuing education units toward the renewal of their licenses at trainings held on Dec. 4 and Dec. 9 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton. […]

Olive production, management seminar slated for Dec. 15 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an Olive Production and Management Seminar at the dairy barn located on the San Antonio Livestock Exposition grounds from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. The dairy barn is closest to the West Gate/Gate A entrance at 3201 E. Houston St. Registration […]

Newer hybrids with shorter maturity dates provide corn producers options

AgriLife Research study shows water efficiency, yields can be maximized Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are wrapping up a two-year study to determine the best combination of corn hybrids, planting dates and maturity to maintain yield and maximize water-use efficiency. The AgriLife […]

AgriLife Research sets rangeland prescribed burn training for February and March

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ray Hinnant, 979-820-1778, ray.hinnant@gmail.com SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management will host two rangeland burning schools in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. A Prescribed Rangeland Burning School will be held Feb. 19-21, according to […]

Electron-beam technology a better way to sanitize ebola waste?

AgriLife Scientist: eBeam sanitization could be cheaper and ‘greener’ Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Suresh D. Pillai doesn’t want to sensationalize the use of electron beam technology by solely talking about using it to sanitize ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater. However, he said, it could be much safer and more […]

AgriLife Research: Study shows drought-tolerant corn taps deeper soil profile

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Continued water challenges for corn production on the Texas High Plains has Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists evaluating recent drought-tolerant hybrids from major seed companies.  Dr. Qingwu Xue, AgriLife Research crop stress physiologist in Amarillo, and his assistant research scientist Dr. Baozhen […]