Watershed courses June 13-14 will spotlight stakeholder engagement in Dallas

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nikki Dictson, 979-458-5915, n-dictson@tamu.edu DALLAS – The Texas Watershed Planning Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M AgriLife Research are co-hosting a two-course series on watershed stakeholder engagement for water and natural resources professionals June 13-14 in Dallas. “Getting in Step – Top 10 Outreach Tips […]

New AgriLife Extension fact sheet gives buzz on indoor flies

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mike Merchant, 972-952-9204, michael.merchant@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS – It’s getting close to fly season again and a new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service publication will help people identify different types of indoor flies, understand their biology and, most importantly, learn how to eliminate them. “Next to ants, flies may be […]

Huang receives A&M System commercialization award for water treatment technology

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Yongheng Huang, 979-862-8031, yhuang@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Yongheng Huang has received the 2016 Texas A&M Technology Commercialization Innovation Award for development of a novel chemical water treatment technology. The award recognizes researchers whose work exemplifies the spirit of innovation within the Texas A&M University System, according to […]

Rainwater Harvesting Made Easy program set for June 18 in San Antonio

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Rodriguez, 210-631-0400, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – The Rainwater Harvesting Made Easy program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office at 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in San Antonio. The program will be presented by AgriLife Extension and the […]

Wildlife Symposium slated for May 11 in Leming

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dale Rankin, 830-224-0366, dale.rankin@ag.tamu.edu LEMING – A Wildlife Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Atascosa County, 25 E. 5th St. in Leming. The symposium on wildlife is being coordinated by AgriLife Extension offices in […]

Landowner participation sought for Wildfire Response Workshop in San Angelo

  Understanding major wildfire protocols to be discussed at May 7 program Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu             SAN ANGELO – Continued rains and optimum grass-growing conditions across much of West Texas are setting the stage for a potentially catastrophic wildfire season, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for May 5 in Pflugerville

Contacts: Nikki Dictson, 979-458-5915, n-dictson@tamu.edu Roberto Vega, 512-990-6300, RobertoV@pflugervilletx.gov Daphne Richards, 512-854-9600, DRichards@ag.tamu.edu PFLUGERVILLE–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. May 5 in Pflugerville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Gilleland Creek watershed, coordinators said. The […]

AgriLife Extension sets May 6 Quail Appreciation Day in Montague County

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu   Contact: Justin Hansard, 940-894-2831, j-hansard@tamu.edu            NOCONA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Montague and Clay counties will conduct a Quail Appreciation Day from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. May 6. The program will start at the Nocona Community Center and then travel to the Goolsby Ranch, located on […]

Private pesticide applicator training set for May 16 in Floresville

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tau.edu Contact: Bryan Davis, 830-393-7357, by-davis@ag.tamu.edu FLORESVILLE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Wilson County and the Texas Department of Agriculture are offering certification  training May 16 in Floresville for private pesticide applicators. The training will be from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in Extension Meeting Room 5 of the Wilson County […]

Tres Palacios Creek water quality meetings set for May

PALACIOS  —  The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting two meetings in May for anyone interested in improving and protecting the Tres Palacios Creek watershed along the Texas Gulf Coast, an institute scientist said. Dr. Allen Berthold, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist at the institute in College Station, said an agricultural and wildlife nonpoint […]