Erika Bochat assumes new AgriLife Extension leadership post in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI  —  Erika Herrera Bochat will become the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional program leader for family and consumer sciences in Corpus Christi, according to an AgriLife Extension administrator. Bochat will assume her duties Oct. 1, according to Dr. Susan Ballabina, AgriLife Extension associate director for program development, College Station. “Erika will […]

Resaca water quality workshop slated Sept. 9 at Rancho Viejo

BROWNSVILLE —  Depending on the dictionary, reference book or online resource consulted, the word “resaca” may not even be listed. A resaca is unique to Cameron County in deep South Texas consisting of an abandoned, isolated remnant of the Rio Grande, according to Jaime Flores, watershed coordinator of the Arroyo Colorado in South Texas for […]

Nation’s researchers team up to improve, protect roses

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Byrne, 979-862-3072, d-byrne@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — People should be able to stop and smell the roses, not spray them, said Dr. David Byrne, Texas A&M AgriLife Research rose breeder in College Station. Byrne is part of two national specialty crop research projects aimed at toughening up roses’ […]

Private Land Stewardship Workshop set for Sept. 25 in Brown County

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contacts: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, brown-tx@tamu.edu   Mike Marshall, 254-865-2061, mmarshall@ag.tamu.edu   BROWNWOOD – A Private Land Stewardship Workshop has been slated from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the McGillivray and Leona McKie Muse Wildlife Management Area, 15 miles northeast of Brownwood off County Road 478. The workshop […]

AgriLife Extension viticulturist earns top honors–twice

  Dr. Ed Hellman receives T.V. Munson and Outstanding Extension Educator awards Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Dr. Ed Hellman, 806-746-6101,ewhellman@ag.tamu.edu    LUBBOCK – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulturist, Dr. Ed Hellman of Lubbock, has earned accolades twice in recent months for his educational efforts supporting the Texas wine industry.   Earlier this […]

Texas County Agricultural Agents Association presents Man of The Year in Texas Agriculture awards

CORPUS CHRISTI — During its Professional Improvement Conference at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi recently, the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association presented seven Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture awards at its annual banquet. “The Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture Awards program has been proudly sponsored by the Texas County Agricultural […]

AgriLife Extension names four new agents to West Central District

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marty Gibbs, 325-653-4576, mj-gibbs@tamu.edu            SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named four new county agents to posts in its West Central District.            Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension administrator for the 23-county district headquartered in San Angelo, said the four and their respective posts are: Laci Kennedy, […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 1, 2015

AgriLife expert: Conditions ripe for armyworm population explosion Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dry weather followed by rain in the late summer and early fall means farmers should be on the lookout for fall armyworms, said Dr. Allen Knutson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Dallas. “Given their immense appetite, great numbers […]

Basics of Aquaponics workshop slated Sept. 24 in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI  —  Whether for hobby or profit, anybody interested in starting their first aquaponics project can attend an introductory workshop, the Basics of Aquaponics, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 in Corpus Christi. The workshop, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Nueces and San Patricio counties, will be held at the […]