Earth-Kind landscape shortcourse set for Jan. 21-23 in College Station

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mengmeng Gu, 979-845-8567, mgu@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Professionals who manage and maintain urban green spaces are encouraged to attend the Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course Jan. 21-23 in College Station, according to organizer Dr. Mengmeng Gu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture specialist. The event will be at the […]

Texas Water Journal to moderate forum Jan. 20 in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS — The Texas Water Journal, an online, peer-reviewed journal about Texas water issues, will present its third Texas Water Journal Forum, “The History of the Edwards Aquifer Dispute: A View from the Trenches,” Jan. 20 in San Marcos. The journal is published jointly by The Texas Water Journal, a nonprofit organization, and the […]

Texas Master Naturalist program seeks South Texas applicants

MISSION – The Rio Grande Valley’s chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists is now taking applications for those wanting to learn more about the unique ecosystems found in the natural areas of South Texas, according to organizers. Tony Reisinger, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for coastal and marine resources in Cameron County and […]

Distinguished Lectureship in Quail Management set Jan. 16 in Dallas

  Annual event to focus on eyeworms in Texas quail   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu   DALLAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Distinguished Lectureship in Quail Management from 9 a.m.-noon  Jan. 16 in Dallas. The seminar, featuring the topic “On the Trail of […]

AgriLife Extension law blogger ranks in national ‘top 100’ list

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, 806-677-5600, tdowell@tamu.edu AMARILLO – “Texas Agriculture Law Blog” by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo, is among the top 100 legal blogs in the nation, according to an announcement by the editors at the ABA Journal. Dowell Lashmet created her […]

AgriLife Research sets rangeland prescribed burn training for February and March

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ray Hinnant, 979-820-1778, ray.hinnant@gmail.com SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management will host two rangeland burning schools in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. A Prescribed Rangeland Burning School will be held Feb. 19-21, according to […]

Rector receives Texas Master Naturalist Program award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Barron Rector, 979-845-2755, b-rector@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Barron Rector, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist in College Station, received the seventh annual Advisors Award from the Texas Master Naturalist statewide program. Rector, also an associate professor in the Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department, […]

Electron-beam technology a better way to sanitize ebola waste?

AgriLife Scientist: eBeam sanitization could be cheaper and ‘greener’ Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Suresh D. Pillai doesn’t want to sensationalize the use of electron beam technology by solely talking about using it to sanitize ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater. However, he said, it could be much safer and more […]

New video shows collaborative effort to combat devastating coffee rust disease

World Coffee Research, Borlaug Institute partner with coffee industry in research, response COLLEGE STATION — The continuing fight against the widespread coffee rust disease affecting Central America and the Caribbean is the subject of a new 2 1/2-minute video produced by the Texas A&M University Division of Research headquartered in College Station. In the video, […]