Dallas scientist leads pineapple genome sequencing

Contact: Dr. Qingyi Yu, 972-952-9225, QYu@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS — An international effort, led by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Dallas, to sequence the pineapple’s genome has unlocked information about the fruit’s drought tolerance, the way it converts light to energy and what those characteristics could mean for the future of world food production. Seventy […]

Making the most of your fertilizer dollar program set for Dec. 1

  FORT WORTH — With low commodity prices predicted through next year, many farmers are looking for ways to trim costs. However, when it comes to fertilizer, experts suggested, producers should selectively manage inputs to maximize economic returns. A workshop for those wanting to understand soil tests and fertilizer recommendations will be conducted at 5:30 […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for Dec. 3 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3 in Nacogdoches for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Attoyac Bayou watershed. The free workshop is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Nacogdoches […]

Pesticide applicator program set for Nov. 18 in Fort Worth

Contact:  Fred M. Hall, 817-884-1945, fmhall@ag.tamu.edu FORT WORTH — Producers in Tarrant and surrounding counties are invited to the Ground Management Conference Nov. 18. The conference will be held in the Dorothea Leonhardt Lecture Hall at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., according to Fred M. Hall, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Outlaw to receive 2015 Excellence in Extension Award

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, will receive the 2015 Excellence in Extension Award given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The award recognizes Outlaw’s commitment to community engagement and his visionary leadership as an Extension educator, according to […]

Watershed planning efforts to begin for the Navasota River downstream of Lake Limestone

Contacts: Lucas Gregory, 979-845-7869, lfgregory@ag.tamu.edu Edward Schneider, 979-828-4270, e-schneider@tamu.edu Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129, c-tittle@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are hosting two watershed protection plan kickoff meetings in November for Brazos and Robertson county residents interested in improving and protecting water quality in […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas’ Water University named EPA WaterSense Partner of the Year

Contact: Clint Wolfe, 972-952-9635, c-wolfe@tamu.edu DALLAS — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday presented its 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year award to Water University, a Dallas-based conservation outreach program of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The national WaterSense Partner of the Year Award was presented in Las Vegas to seven recipients from a pool […]

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences names 2015 outstanding alumni

Contact: Angel Futrell, 979-458-9761, afutrell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences honored this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award and the Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award at the Legacy and Leadership Banquet on Oct. 10 in College Station. The Outstanding Alumni Award winners are: Leroy Shafer ’67, […]

Texas A&M institute offers new land-use trend Web tool

COLLEGE STATION—The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources has recently added a new interactive Web tool to its Texas Land Trends website, http://txlandtrends.org, allowing users to access land-use information released in 2014, according to an institute official. The October 2014 Texas Land Trends report described key findings of changes in land use, ownership size […]

Aggiefest livestock contest, horse judging workshop set for Oct. 24

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The 2015 Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest and Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop will be held Oct. 24. The livestock judging contest will be held at Louis Pearce Pavilion, 555 George Bush Drive West, in College Station. The horse judging workshop will be held at Freeman Arena located at 7802 […]