AgriLife Extension experts: Texans should expect mosquito population explosion

Residents can help control, protect themselves from mosquitoes DALLAS – Anticipating a significant increase in the state’s mosquito population, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists are offering tips on how Texans can help slow mosquito breeding in backyards and protect from being bitten. “Mosquito populations are booming throughout the state and will likely not go […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop set June 23 in Nacogdoches

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Matt Brown, 979-862-8072, matthew.brown@ag.tamu.edu NACOGDOCHES – A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop is set for June 23 at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center, 3805 N.W. Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A catered lunch will be provided, but an RSVP […]

Class on high-strength wastewater systems set June 29-30

Temple class offers education opportunities for licensed site evaluators, designers, installers, regulators and other professionals Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEMPLE – A two-day class, Analyzing Wastewater Systems for High Strength and Hydraulic Loading, has been set June 29-30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 720 East Blackland Road, Temple. The class […]

Two AgriLife Research engineers receive international water-resources awards

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research water resources experts have been chosen as laureates at the 15th World Water Congress, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, recently. Dr. Vijay Singh, distinguished professor with the department of biological and agricultural engineering department at Texas A&M University, College Station, has been selected to receive the International Water […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for June 2 in Waxahachie

Contacts: Nikki Dictson, 979-458-5915, n-dictson@tamu.edu Mark Arnold, 972-825-5175, wm-arnold@tamu.edu Tina Hendon, 817-720-4447, Tina.Hendon@trwd.com WAXAHACHIE — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2 in Waxahachie for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Richland-Chambers Lake watershed. The free […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop set for June 3 in Bandera

BANDERA –A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop on agricultural water conservation will be held June 3 at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center, 2886 State Highway 16 N. in Bandera. The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and end by 3 p.m., with a catered lunch provided. Three hours of continuing education unit credits — two general and one integrated pest […]

Prescribed burning workshop set for Aug. 6-8 near Sonora

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 is offering a basic prescribed burning workshop Aug. 6-8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Sonora Station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. The basic course is open to those wanting to learn about the […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshops set for Dallas

Contact: Allen Berthold, 979-845-2028, taberthold@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS – A free advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 24 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. Dr. Allen Berthold, Texas Water Resources Institute research scientist in College Station, said the training is […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas A&M to host Global Soil Security Symposium on May 19-21

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cristine Morgan, 979-845-3603, cmorgan@ag.tamu.edu Andrea Koch, andrea.koch@sydney.edu.au COLLEGE STATION – The Global Soil Security Symposium will be held May 19-21 on the Texas A&M University campus as a part of the declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s […]

School integrated pest management training set for June 11 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Janet Hurley, 877-747-6872, 972-952-9213, ja-hurley@tamu.edu AMARILLO – A regional one-day “School IPM Program” for integrated pest management coordinators will be held June 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo. Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for school integrated […]