Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set for Nov. 10 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO —  The Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station along with Johnson Controls are coordinating an advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities Nov. 10 in San Antonio. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the San Antonio River Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility, 1720 Farm-to-Market Road 1516 […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set for Nov. 9 in Cypress

CYPRESS  –  An advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities personnel is set for Nov. 9 in Cypress. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road. Seating is limited to 45 people. Participants should preregister for the event at by Oct. 31. […]

Texas A&M leading organic grain crop study

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Nithya Rajan and her colleagues believe organic grain and soybean crops have an enormous opportunity to satisfy demand for specialty feed for a growing niche livestock industry in Texas. Rajan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop physiologist in the soil and crop sciences department at College Station, recently received a three-year, […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Nov. 9 in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m-4 p.m. Nov. 9 in Centerville for area residents interested in improving stream and riparian areas along the Navasota River. The morning session will be on the third floor of the County Annex II Building, […]

Texas A&M professor proposes new way to analyze impediments to leisure activities

COLLEGE STATION – For decades, behavioral scientists have been interested in understanding why people don’t participate in leisure activities, but there has been no consistent method for measuring these factors, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist whose paper recently earned a top award from the Journal of Leisure Research. “Behavioral scientists have been looking […]

Ag technology focus of 28th Texas Plant Protection Conference Dec. 6-7

BRYAN – Agricultural technology will be the focus of the 28th annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 6-7 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. “We have an outstanding program that will give attendees the latest information on technology and agriculture,” said Dr. Betsy Pierson, association president and associate professor of horticultural […]

Texas A&M AgriLife scientist: ‘We are one step closer to finding a cure for Zika virus’

COLLEGE STATION – After millions of sequence scans, a group of scientists led by a Texas A&M AgriLife researcher say they are “one step closer” to finding a cure for the Zika virus. Dr. Sandun Fernando and three other scientists,have been modeling and testing a series of ligands, or molecules, that attach themselves to the […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 2 in Wheelock

WHEELOCK — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Nov. 2 in Wheelock. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.– noon at the Wheelock Bloodworth Community Center, 12403 S. Farm-to-Market Road 46. “The TWON program is for Texas […]

Texas Barbecue Town Hall Meeting scheduled Dec. 12 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting organized to brief those involved in the commercial barbecue business is scheduled for Dec. 12 at Texas A&M University in College Station. “This is the third year for the Town Hall meeting,” said Dr. Jeff Savell, one of the leaders of the Texas barbecue program, as […]

Institute to hold first meeting on improving Lavaca River water quality on Oct. 24

EDNA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting an Oct. 24 meeting in Edna for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the Lavaca River watershed, said an institute associate. The free meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County, […]