Statewide Quail Symposium set for Sept. 16-18 in Abilene

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu Becky Ruzicka, 661-618-3956, Becky.Ruzicka@tamu.edu ABILENE – Organizers are urging quail enthusiasts to make plans to attend the Statewide Quail Symposium to be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on September 16-18. Plans are being finalized for the symposium, which will open with […]

Water quality training July 21 in League City will focus on Dickinson Bayou

LEAGUE CITY – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to Dickinson Bayou will be held from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. July 21 at Clear Falls High School, 4380 Village Way in League City. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation […]

Don’t add yard or house fire to July 4th fireworks.

COLLEGE STATION – Besides fireworks, nothing says the Fourth of July like a cookout. To help Texans declare independence from fires and other mishaps related to outdoor grilling, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert has offered some advice. “It’s extremely important that people take extra care if planning to grill outdoors, especially in open […]

Rodent exclusion training set for July 30 in Dallas

Program will include hands-on instruction for sealing a home    By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Janet Hurley, 972-952-9201, ja-hurley@tamu.edu DALLAS – A Rodent Exclusion Hands-On Training for pest control apprentices, technicians and commercial applicators will be held July 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The training will be […]

School integrated pest management training set July 28 in Dallas

DALLAS – A one-day program for school integrated pest management coordinators will be held July 28 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The program is scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Building C classroom at the center, which is at 17360 Coit Road. “All Texas public school districts must have […]

Alamo Area Conservation Workshop slated for Aug. 28 at Hardberger Park

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M Forest Service will present an Aug. 28 workshop for small-acreage landowners, homeowners and natural area enthusiasts. The Alamo Area Conservation Workshop will be held at the Phil Hardberger Park-Urban Ecology Center, 8400 N.W. Military Highway in San Antonio. “We will have educational programming, […]

Soil security vital for the health, wealth of the world

Consensus: It’s more than just ‘dirt’ and needs to be protected Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cristine Morgan, 979-845-3603, cmorgan@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The general public may not be as tied to the land as they once were, but scientists want them to see more than “dirt” when they view the precious commodity […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshops set for Beaumont, Conroe

COLLEGE STATION – Advanced metering infrastructure system trainings for water utilities are set for July 16 in Beaumont and July 17 in Conroe, said program coordinators. The Beaumont workshop will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1509 Aggie Drive. The Conroe workshop will be at the San Jacinto River Authority, 1577 […]

Green roofs and permeable pavements will be focus of June 24 program in Dallas

DALLAS – A program titled “Green Roof and Permeable Pavement: Design and Performance in North Texas” will be held June 24 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The program is being presented by Texas A&M AgriLife in cooperation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

Rainwater Collection and Rain Barrel Workshop slated for July 7 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE – A Rainwater Collection and Rain Barrel Workshop will be held July 7 at the Wilson County Courthouse Annex III, located at 1103 4th St. in Floresville. The program will begin at 6 p.m. “This workshop will provide information every homeowner needs to know about how to collect rainwater,” said Bryan Davis, Texas A&M […]