‘The Housing Bomb’ seeks to change priorities

New book examines altering the housing/environment mind-set   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Dr. Tarla Rai Peterson, tarlarai@gmail.com Dr. Nils Peterson, 919-229-9519, http://www4.ncsu.edu/~mnpeters/ Dr. Jianguo Liu, 517-432-5025, liuji@msu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – If the authors of a recently published book have their way, “keeping up with the Joneses” may have more to do with who […]

Arbor Day Horticulture Symposium set April 25 in Vega

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Austin Voyles, 806-267-2692, Austin.Voyles@ag.tamu.edu VEGA – An inaugural Arbor Day Horticulture Symposium conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Oldham County is set for April 25. “This program was set up to try to aid home gardeners as we move into the spring and summer season,” said […]

Edwards Plateau ranchland program offered April 23-25 in Kerrville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu KERRVILLE –  “Protecting the Legacy of the Edwards Plateau” on April 23-25 in Kerrville will offer education to landowners and include Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, according to program planners. The three-day event, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and […]

‘Rainwater University’ to be April 16-18 at Texas A&M AgriLife center in Dallas

Program will address small- and large-scale rainwater harvesting DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas will be presenting Rainwater University 2014, a program on both small- and large-scale rainwater harvesting, April 16-18, said program coordinators. The center is located at 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. Program presentations all three days […]

Water quality training May 22 in Victoria to focus on Lavaca and Navidad rivers

VICTORIA – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Lavaca and Navidad rivers will be held from 1-5 p.m. May 22 at the Victoria Educational Gardens, 283 Bachelor Drive, Victoria. The training is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the Coastal Bend region, said program […]

First ‘Texas Mosquito Management’ manual readies municipalities for spring mosquito onslaught

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576,ctallen@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Professionals tasked with public health protection now have a new resource to help control disease-carrying mosquitoes thanks to a team of Texas entomologists. “The 66-page ‘Texas Mosquito Management’ manual is the first ever published on our state’s most notorious disease vector,” […]

AgriLife’s Dallas center releases new water-efficient turfgrass

Expert: New St. Augustine grass hybrid uses less water, offers other advantages DALLAS – Dwindling water resources caused by drought, extreme temperatures and other environmental factors have made the development of more water-efficient turfgrasses increasingly important for southern landscapes, according to experts at Texas A&M AgriLife Research. According to national water-use statistics, about one-third of […]