Private Pesticide Applicator Training set for July 15 in Midland

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact:  Rebel Royall, 432-354-2381, r-royall@tamu.edu MIDLAND – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Private Pesticide Applicator Training from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 15 at the AgriLife Extension office in Midland County, 2445 E. U.S. Highway 80 in Midland. Rebel Royall, AgriLife Extension agent in Glasscock County who […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set for Amarillo

Contact: Allen Berthold, 979-845-2028, taberthold@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – An advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities personnel is set for July 23 in Amarillo. The free workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 Amarillo Blvd. W. Participants should preregister for the event at http://nrt.tamu.edu/ami […]

Turfgrass Field Day set for July 13 in Lubbock

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Vikram Baliga 806-775-1680, vikram.b.baliga@gmail.com Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, rscott@ag.tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Lubbock is partnering with Texas Tech University’s department of plant and soil science to conduct their second annual Turfgrass Field Day July 13 in Lubbock. The event will start […]

Rio Grande Valley grain sorghum growers escape sugarcane aphid damage

WESLACO  —  Nature and science teamed up this year to minimize insect damage on grain sorghum now being harvested in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, according to an expert with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Dr. Raul Villanueva, an entomologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, said predicted high […]

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers investigate salmonella in Texas feedlots

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Matt Taylor, 979-862-7678, matthew.taylor@agnet.tamu.edu Dr. Jason Gill, 979-458-9286, jason.gill@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A study examining the presence of salmonella in beef cattle feedyards was the focus of a series of studies by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists and faculty in the department of animal science at Texas A&M […]

Water well training set for July 18 in Brazoria

BRAZORIA — Anyone interested in private water-well management in the Bastrop Bayou watershed area is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training July 18 in Brazoria. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 10 a.m.–noon at the Friends of the River Community Center at 20450 County Road 510-B. […]

Stormwater best management practices at Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas center show statewide promise

Low impact development practices shown to reduce stormwater runoff, pollutants DALLAS – The results of stormwater practice demonstrations at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas demonstrate the potential benefits for using such practices in urban areas statewide, an expert said. “Because much of the land in urban areas is paved or […]

Texas Hill Country Range Management Workshop set for July 10 in Leakey

LEAKEY — A Texas Hill Country Range Management Workshop will be held July 10 in Leakey. The workshop will be from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Frio Springs Lodges, 692 Evergreen St. Registration will be from 9-9:30 a.m. with presentations to follow. The program is being presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office […]

AgriLife Extension’s Medina County 4-H team nabs national wool judging honors

National FFA winner is Seminole FFA Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, p-hernandez@tamu.edu SONORA – The Medina County 4-H senior wool judging team took top honors for their efforts in winning the 55th annual National 4-H Wool Judging Contest held in Sonora. The contest and its sister event, the 15th annual National […]

Heavy grasshopper infestations warrant treatment

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Bynum, 806-677-5600, ebynum@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Farmers and homeowners alike are battling against a heavy infestation of grasshoppers in the High Plains, and while tiny now, without treatment they could double in size, numbers and amount of damage. “Looks like it could be a bad year for grasshoppers,” […]