Water quality training March 10 will focus on Village Creek-Lake Arlington watershed

ARLINGTON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and water management related to the Village Creek-Lake Arlington watershed will be held from 1-5 p.m. March 10 at the Trinity River Authority of Texas General Office, 5300 S. Collins St. in Arlington. Doors will open at noon for networking and a free lunch for […]

Rice experts worldwide to convene in Galveston March 1-4

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Lee Tarpley, 409-752-2741, ltarpley@tamu.edu Dr. Ted Wilson, 409-752-2741, lt-wilson@aesrg.tamu.edu GALVESTON — More than 400 rice scientists, industry representatives, consultants and growers are expected to gather in Galveston March 1-4 for the 36th Biennial Rice Technical Working Group meeting at Moody Gardens in Galveston, officials said. “We’re expecting scientists […]

Klemm named development officer for Texas A&M’s agriculture, life sciences

 Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Mark Klemm of College Station has been named assistant vice president of development for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean. “Mark has been an exceptional fundraiser and an asset for Texas A&M throughout his career,” Hussey […]

ScottsMiracle-Gro, Texas A&M AgriLife begin construction on new research facility

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Richard White, 979-845-1550, rh-white@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Construction is starting on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Facility for Lawn and Garden Research on the Texas A&M University campus, after the recent renewal of an agreement between Texas A&M AgriLife and The Scotts Company LLC. Renewal of a Master Research Agreement and […]

Daigle joins Texas A&M animal science as its new animal welfare expert

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Courtney Daigle, 979-862-9171, cdaigle@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Courtney Daigle, who specializes in animal welfare, has joined Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in both research and teaching roles. Daigle has an extensive background in both animal care and handling […]

AgriLife Extension experts: Fewer reported Lyme disease cases may not tell whole story

DALLAS – Though Texas had almost 300 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2009, the number of reported cases since then has gone down considerably, leading experts to wonder if the disease is truly on the decline in the Lone Star State. “Typically we see dozens of cases every year, mostly within the triangular region […]

Two AgriLife Research entomologists co-author bedbug genome mapping paper

Editor’s note: the word bedbug in the journal article is split into two words, because that is the official common name recognized by the Entomological Society of America. However, AP style dictates it to be one word, hence it is one word throughout this release except in the official journal article title. Scientific journal Nature […]

Texas A&M scientist retires after 40 years

Hons spent a lifetime researching, educating on the importance of soil Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Frank Hons, 979-845-3477, f-hons@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Knowing the general public is gaining more understanding of the importance of the soil and not just “treating it like dirt” is making Dr. Frank Hons’ retirement a little easier. […]

Watershed planning efforts continue for Navasota River

Discussion will focus on area downstream of Lake Limestone COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Water Resources Institute, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are hosting two watershed meetings in February for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Navasota River and its watershed […]