Castillo-González receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for graduate research

Contact: Claudia Marcela Castillo-González, 979-845-1012, castillo.cm@gmail.com COLLEGE STATION – Claudia Marcela Castillo-González of College Station has received a Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the graduate student research category. The honor was presented Jan. 14 during the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence Ceremony in College Station. Castillo-González is a graduate assistant […]

Three-part beef cattle production series offered to Central Texas producers

Contact: Kara Matheney, 979-277-6212, kjmatheney@ag.tamu.edu BRENHAM – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Beef Council have teamed up to present a special Beef 706 program, a three-part series of hands-on sessions focusing on beef quality management and marketing opportunities. The program is available to beef cattle producers from Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, […]

What’s new in pesticides for 2016 program set for Jan. 8

Contact: Fred M. Hall, 817-884-1945, fmhall@ag.tamu.edu FORT WORTH — “What’s new in pesticides for 2016” is the theme for a Jan. 8 meeting in Fort Worth, according to Fred M. Hall, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Tarrant County. The program will feature industry representatives as well as AgriLife Extension professionals. Applicators and producers […]

Taiwan university joins Texas A&M, Borlaug Institute in fight against hunger, poverty

Contact: Gabe Saldana, 979-845-4164, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M University System, through its Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, has inked a “joint hub agreement” with Taiwan’s National Chung Hsing University recently, officials said.   The agreement binds the global agriculture powerhouses in an effort to address issues related to ecology, agriculture and […]

New director appointed for the Texas Water Resources Institute

Contact: Dr. John C. Tracy, 979-845-1851, John.Tracy@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. John C. Tracy has been named director of the Texas Water Resources Institute effective Dec. 7, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University System. “We are excited to have someone like Dr. Tracy join […]

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 […]