Texas Citizen Planner Foundations Course to begin Feb. 22

HOUSTON — The Texas Citizen Planner program has planned a six-class Foundations Course to help local elected and appointed officials learn ways to address issues facing their communities, organizers said.   Registration for the classes, which will be 6-8:30 p.m. weekly beginning Feb. 22, may be completed at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Citizen. The fee is $199 through Feb. […]

Doctoral candidate Smith receives trio of awards

COLLEGE STATION — William “Brandon” Smith, a doctoral candidate in the Texas A&M University department of soil and crop sciences in College Station, is racking up awards as he approaches graduation. At the recent Texas A&M AgriLife Conference, Smith was awarded the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Graduate Student Research as well as […]

Coastal Bend Landscape Conference set Feb. 23 in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI — Springtime is approaching quickly, and a meeting has been set up to help landscape and garden professionals and enthusiasts learn some helpful tips and techniques, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service official said. The Coastal Bend Landscape Conference will be 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Feb. 23 at the Del Mar Development Center, 3209 […]

AgriLife Extension hires health, wellness educator for Bexar County

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County has hired Carmen Arnoni as its new health and wellness educator for the county. AgriLife Extension is an educational outreach agency of the Texas A&M University System. Arnoni, who joined the staff Jan. 18, will be responsible for identifying, recruiting, scheduling and educating program […]

Oaks may replace pines in severely burned ‘Lost Pines’ region without human intervention

COLLEGE STATION – Without human help, the “Lost Pines” may lose some of what it is known for after wildfire ripped through that region almost six years ago, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife study. The “Lost Pines” ecoregion, located in Bastrop, Fayette and Caldwell counties, constitutes the western-most range of loblolly pine in the […]

Cotton variety trial results reflect season’s ups, downs in East, South Texas

COLLEGE STATION – The 2016 Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation or RACE trial results from South and East Texas are in and reflect the extremes of the past season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “We had many regions with superb yield and quality, while other regions suffered tremendously from excessive late-season rainfall,” […]

Four States Agricultural Expo set for Feb. 9 in Texarkana

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS – The Four States Agricultural Exposition is scheduled from 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 E. 50th St. in Texarkana, Arkansas. The exposition is a joint effort between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service.  It is typically […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Jan. 31 in Texarkana

TEXARKANA–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31 in Texarkana for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Sulphur River Basin watershed. The morning session will be at the Truman Arnold Student Center of Texarkana College, 2500 […]

Chronic illness topic of two-part webinar offered by AgriLife Extension’s Military Program

AMARILLO – A two-part “Chronic Illness: Empowering Families in the Journey” webinar offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program will be Jan. 19 and Jan. 26. The webinar will begin at 10 a.m. both days, and is free and open to all who may be interested, said Andy Crocker, AgriLife Extension gerontology […]

Options discussed for farmers battling cotton root rot

WACO – Cotton root rot disease continues to be a major threat to Texas cotton, but there are options available to farmers to fend off potential threats or lessen the potential economic hardship, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist in College Station. Dr. Tom Isakeit gave an update on cotton root […]