From primates to forests

Texas A&M researcher uses genes to map evolution of species Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Claudio Casola, 979-845-8803, ccasola@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Genes, whether from apes or the trees they live in, are the storytellers of the origins of a species, according to a Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management assistant professor […]

Water quality training Oct. 14 to focus on Atascosa and Frio rivers

Variety of continuing education/professional units, credits offered JOURDANTON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Atascosa and Frio rivers will be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct.14 at the Jourdanton Public Library, 1101 Campbell Ave. in Jourdanton. The training is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for Sept. 24 in Hankamer

HANKAMER–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24 in Anahuac/Hankamer for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Double Bayou watershed. The free workshop is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Chambers County and […]

International variety trial will help brew better future for global coffee industry

World Coffee Research ships first plantlets for multi-location trial COLLEGE STATION — The first shipment of coffee plantlets from World Coffee Research to test farms in 19 coffee-producing countries will go out before the end of summer, said researchers involved in the new International Multi-Location Variety Trial. “This extensive trial is designed to aid coffee […]

Wildfire impact to be topic of Sept. 4 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Diana Doan-Crider, 979-845-1851, d-crider@tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Wildfires can have a huge impact on an area, but how is this determined? The next Texas Range Webinar conducted monthly by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit will answer that question. […]

Private pesticide applicator training set for Sept. 5 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County and Texas Department of Agriculture are offering certification and recertification training for private pesticide applicator license holders. The training will be Sept. 5 at the AgriLife Extension office, located in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in […]

Watershed partnership meeting Sept. 9 in Seguin to feature rainwater harvesting class

SEGUIN — The Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership meeting on Sept. 9 will feature a class on rainwater harvesting, according to organizers. The program will start at 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s River Annex, 905 Nolan St. in Seguin. The meeting is free and open to the public. It begins with an introduction […]

Austin programs Sept. 29-30 will spotlight watershed stakeholder engagement

AUSTIN–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Watershed Planning Program is hosting two training programs for water and natural resources professionals Sept. 29-30 in Austin. The first program, “Getting in Step – Top 10 Outreach Tips that Won’t Break the Bank,” will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Texas Commission on Environmental […]

Just in time for school: New pest control calculator now available for maintenance professionals

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact Janet Hurley, 877-747-6872, 972-952-9213, ja-hurley@tamu.edu DALLAS – Maintenance professionals gearing up for the start of school now have a new tool to help defend students from the inevitable summer influx of undesirables roaming the halls. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new integrated pest management website, http://ipmcalculator.com, offers […]

AgriLife Extension announces new riparian restoration publication

‘Riparian Restoration on Farms and Ranches in Texas’ is now available COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service official has announced the release of “Riparian Restoration on Farms and Ranches in Texas,” which is now available. The new publication, which has been given the identification number WF-010, can be downloaded free at http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/ewf-010.htm or […]