Tree care courses set for October in Robstown

October 30, 2016 Contact: Lisa Martinez, 361-767-5217, ROBSTOWN — To help homeowners and professionals properly care for trees, especially those in distress from the recent drought years, two state agencies will hold several classes in October in Robstown. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M Forest Service will host certified arborist […]

Texas 4-H center, Texas A&M Forest Service collaborate to improve facility safety

LAKE BROWNWOOD – The Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood is now an even safer place to visit and hold events thanks to Texas A&M Forest Service, said center director Mark Carroll. Carroll said the center, which is run by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is a 78-acre site on Lake Brownwood that […]

Texas youth celebrating National 4-H Week, One Day 4-H

Texas 4-H’ers involved in community service projects statewide COLLEGE STATION – Each year during National 4-H Week more than 12,000 Texas 4-H youth participate in over 350 service projects across the state, said Dr. Chris Boleman of College Station, Texas 4-H Youth Development director and member of the National 4-H Council board. “This year, National […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 29, 2015

Despite heat, drought, Winter Garden growers in better shape this year Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – Despite hotter-than-normal fall temperatures and no rain for three months, Texas Winter Garden growers are in surprisingly good shape, said Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist based in Uvalde. Water levels in the […]

One Day 4-H project to celebrate Texas A&M Forest Service centennial

COLLEGE STATION – This year as part of National 4-H Week and One Day 4-H, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program will partner with the Texas A&M Forest Service to help celebrate that agency’s 100th anniversary of protecting the citizens of Texas and the country. Each year, National 4-H Week is held so local and […]

Prescribed burning workshop slated May 21 in Woodville

Event designed for private landowners and land managers Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, WOODVILLE – A workshop to train private landowners and land managers how to safely and legally do controlled burning will be held May 21 in Woodville. “Prescribed burning can be a necessary tool to manage successful longleaf pine stands,” said Jacob Spivey, […]

Forest Pesticide Seminar set Feb. 13 in Lufkin

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, LUFKIN – This year’s Forest Pesticide Seminar will be held Feb. 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Angelina County, 2201 S. Medford Drive, Lufkin. The meeting is sponsored by AgriLife Extension and the Texas A&M Forest Service. Registered Texas Pro Loggers will earn five continuing education […]

Texas Comptroller Hegar praises Texas A&M AgriLife service to state

COLLEGE STATION – New Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar told more than 600 people at the Texas A&M AgriLife conference this week that their example of honesty, character and integrity is what makes state legislators willing to listen to requests aimed at helping people across the state. Hegar, a former state senator from Houston, said information […]

Comptroller-elect Hegar to keynote Texas A&M AgriLife conference

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, COLLEGE STATION — Texas Comptroller-elect Glenn Hegar will be the keynote speaker at the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference Jan. 6 in Rudder Tower on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. About 600 faculty staff of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M Forest […]

Super microscope amplifies Texas A&M researchers look at loblolly pine genetics

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Dr. Nurul Faridi, 979-862-3908, Dr. Claudio Casola, 979-845-8803, Dr. C. Dana Nelson, 228-832-2747, COLLEGE STATION – A super microscope may have researchers at the Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department moving one step closer to writing the final chapter and verse on the genomics […]