AgriLife Extension to hold three landowners’ planning, management workshops in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold three Landowners’ Planning and Management Workshops in August, September and October to address issues of importance to rural and semi-rural landholders in and around Bexar County. “The workshops will address wildlife valuation and management, maintaining wildlife habitat and the importance of financial and estate […]

AgriLife Research ram test starts Sept. 15 at San Angelo

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – The 2014-2015 Annual Ram Performance Test conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife  Research will begin Sept. 15 with delivery of the Rambouillet rams to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. The center is located north […]

Austin programs Sept. 29-30 will spotlight watershed stakeholder engagement

AUSTIN–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Watershed Planning Program is hosting two training programs for water and natural resources professionals Sept. 29-30 in Austin. The first program, “Getting in Step – Top 10 Outreach Tips that Won’t Break the Bank,” will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Texas Commission on Environmental […]

AgriLife Research-bred winter-hardy hibiscus nearer to U.S. markets

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dariusz Malinowski, 940-552-9941, dmalinow@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – Five winter-hardy hibiscus lines nurtured from tiny stem tip clippings to foot-wide flowers could see commercialization in 2015 through research overseen by Dr. Dariusz Malinowski, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist and forage agronomist in Vernon. The winter-hardy hibiscus breeding program was […]

Gary Smith rejoins Texas A&M animal science faculty

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-249-6301, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Gary Smith has rejoined the Texas A&M University department of animal science as a visiting professor in College Station. Smith previously worked at Texas A&M as professor from 1969-1982 and head of the department of animal science from 1982-1990. In addition, effective July 1, Smith also […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Urban Water Program team invited ‘down under’ to share successes

Dallas team will present at International Horticulture Congress 2014 in Brisbane DALLAS – A team of urban water experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas has been asked to share their successes in conserving and protecting urban water resources at the International Horticulture Congress 2014 from Aug. 17-22 in Brisbane, […]

South Texas growers, experts to discuss water conservation incentives

WESLACO – South Texas farmers, crop consultants, technicians and anybody involved in crop irrigation are invited to a workshop to help brainstorm ideas on how to generate incentives for water conservation, according to experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. The free program, Rio Grande Valley Agricultural Conservation Workshop, will be […]

AgriLife Research study: Center pivot does not always mean efficiency

Water conservation varies by application method Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Nithya Rajan, 940-552-9941, nrajan@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – Identifying, but more importantly, gaining adoption of the most efficient irrigation systems is an important step in water conservation within agriculture, according to a recent study conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The study by AgriLife Research, […]

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course attendees hear optimistic views on industry future

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – More than 1,500 beef cattle producers from across Texas and abroad gathered at Texas A&M University in College Station for the 60th Beef Cattle Short Course this week to learn more about cattle production and maximizing profits during times of record […]

Annual AgriLife Sheep and Goat Field Day set for Sept. 4 at San Angelo

  Two veteran AgriLife Extension staffers to be honored   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – “Today’s Ranching Perspectives” will be the theme for this year’s 41st annual Sheep and Goat Field Day set Sept. 4 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at […]