Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for Oct. 8 in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 8 in Corpus Christi for residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Lower Nueces River, Petronila Creek and Oso Creek watersheds. The free one-day workshop is being co-hosted by the Texas […]

Save the Arroyo Fiesta set for Oct. 9

WESLACO  –  The second annual Save the Arroyo Fiesta and fundraiser will be held from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Dargel Boats Showroom, 4110 N. Farm-to-Market Road493 in Donna. Hosted by the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership, the event was created to raise awareness of the Arroyo Colorado, its watershed and the plans in place […]

From primates to forests

Texas A&M researcher uses genes to map evolution of species Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Claudio Casola, 979-845-8803, ccasola@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Genes, whether from apes or the trees they live in, are the storytellers of the origins of a species, according to a Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management assistant professor […]

Water quality training Oct. 14 to focus on Atascosa and Frio rivers

Variety of continuing education/professional units, credits offered JOURDANTON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Atascosa and Frio rivers will be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct.14 at the Jourdanton Public Library, 1101 Campbell Ave. in Jourdanton. The training is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for Sept. 24 in Hankamer

HANKAMER–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24 in Anahuac/Hankamer for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Double Bayou watershed. The free workshop is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Chambers County and […]

International variety trial will help brew better future for global coffee industry

World Coffee Research ships first plantlets for multi-location trial COLLEGE STATION — The first shipment of coffee plantlets from World Coffee Research to test farms in 19 coffee-producing countries will go out before the end of summer, said researchers involved in the new International Multi-Location Variety Trial. “This extensive trial is designed to aid coffee […]

Wildfire impact to be topic of Sept. 4 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Diana Doan-Crider, 979-845-1851, d-crider@tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Wildfires can have a huge impact on an area, but how is this determined? The next Texas Range Webinar conducted monthly by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit will answer that question. […]

Private pesticide applicator training set for Sept. 5 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County and Texas Department of Agriculture are offering certification and recertification training for private pesticide applicator license holders. The training will be Sept. 5 at the AgriLife Extension office, located in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in […]

Watershed partnership meeting Sept. 9 in Seguin to feature rainwater harvesting class

SEGUIN — The Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership meeting on Sept. 9 will feature a class on rainwater harvesting, according to organizers. The program will start at 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s River Annex, 905 Nolan St. in Seguin. The meeting is free and open to the public. It begins with an introduction […]