Tree care courses set for October in Robstown

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 preparation courses from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. every Friday […]

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

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 4-H week will be from Oct. 4-10,” Boleman […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 29, 2015

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 aquifers that supply irrigation water to the Winter Garden area – mainly the Edwards and 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

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, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Tyler County. […]

Forest Pesticide Seminar set Feb. 13 in Lufkin

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 units toward renewal of their […]

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

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 Service, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical […]

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

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 of the loblolly pine species. The laser capture microdissection microscope, or LCMM, is among the most versatile and accurate instruments to perform […]