Four-wire electric fence system best control of deer access to food plots

By: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Billy Higginbotham, 903-834-6191, billy.higginbotham@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Landowners have a few options to protect forage plots and gardens from browsing deer,  but the electric four-wire system appears to work best, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist. Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist in Overton, said […]

Wildlife Symposium slated for May 11 in Leming

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dale Rankin, 830-224-0366, dale.rankin@ag.tamu.edu LEMING – A Wildlife Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Atascosa County, 25 E. 5th St. in Leming. The symposium on wildlife is being coordinated by AgriLife Extension offices in […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for May 5 in Pflugerville

Contacts: Nikki Dictson, 979-458-5915, n-dictson@tamu.edu Roberto Vega, 512-990-6300, RobertoV@pflugervilletx.gov Daphne Richards, 512-854-9600, DRichards@ag.tamu.edu PFLUGERVILLE–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. May 5 in Pflugerville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Gilleland Creek watershed, coordinators said. The […]

Predator management and trapping program slated for May 6 in Rocksprings

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: James Crockett, 830‐683‐4310, James.Crockett@ag.tamu.edu. ROCKSPRINGS – A Predator Management Workshop and Trapping Demonstration will be presented May 6 in Rocksprings. The program, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices for Edwards and Sutton counties, will be from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Edwards County Park Building. There […]

Riparian and stream education program slated for April 27 in Jefferson

JEFFERSON — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27 in Jefferson for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Big Cypress Creek watershed, coordinators said. The morning session will be at the Jefferson Transportation Center, 305 E. […]

AgriLife Research scientists study wild pig impact on bobwhite quail populations

UVALDE — As part of an effort to understand the reasons behind the decline in wild quail populations, researchers from Texas A&M AgriLife Research have studied whether the continued increase in numbers and distribution of wild pigs, commonly referred to as feral hogs, may be a contributing factor. According to data from the Texas Parks […]

AgriLife Research investigators study effects of aflatoxins on quail reproduction

UVALDE – In an effort to find what’s causing the decline of Texas wild quail populations, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists investigated whether regular ingestion of low levels of aflatoxins by bobwhite and scaled quail may impact their ability to reproduce. VIDEO: Quail and Afaltoxin Study: https://youtu.be/KV1r1ZONWDE “In trying to identify reasons behind the decline […]

Four States Agricultural Exposition set Feb. 11 in Texarkana

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEXARKANA – The Four States Agricultural Exposition will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Arkansas, said Dr. Brian Triplett, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Red River County. The exposition is a joint effort between AgriLife Extension and the […]

Wild Pig Management Workshop set for Feb. 9 in Luling

LULING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Wild Pig Management Workshop for landowners and the general public from 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Luling Foundation, 523 S. Mulberry St. in Luling. The program is free, but attendees have the option of paying for a catered lunch. Five Texas Department […]

Wildlife and Range Workshop set for Sept. 25 in Robert Lee

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Morgan Runyan, 325-453-2461, morgan.runyan@ag.tamu.edu ROBERT LEE – A Wildlife and Range Workshop has been scheduled for Sept. 25 at the Robert Lee Community Center, 150 County Park Road in Robert Lee. Registration is set from 8-8:45 a.m. followed immediately by the program, which should conclude by 2 p.m., […]