Soil mapping may indicate success of brush control method

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Bill Rogers, 979-845-0317, wer@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Mapping the long-term reaction of woody plants to brush-control techniques can help landowners prioritize management practices to maximize the effectiveness of costly brush reduction, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. Determining how soil texture impacts the resilience of a […]

Spring Ranch Management University set for April 4-8

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION –The next Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University will be April 4-8, said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader, in College Station. The Ranch Management […]

Texas 4-H center, Texas A&M Forest Service collaborate to improve facility safety

LAKE BROWNWOOD – The Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood is now an even safer place to visit and hold events thanks to Texas A&M Forest Service, said center director Mark Carroll. Carroll said the center, which is run by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is a 78-acre site on Lake Brownwood that […]

Srinivasan recognized with Regents Fellow Service Award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan, 979-845-5069, r-srinivasan@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan, Spatial Sciences Laboratory director at Texas A&M University and a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, has been named a Regents Fellow by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The award was presented Feb. 10 at the […]

Water quality training March 10 will focus on Village Creek-Lake Arlington watershed

ARLINGTON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and water management related to the Village Creek-Lake Arlington watershed will be held from 1-5 p.m. March 10 at the Trinity River Authority of Texas General Office, 5300 S. Collins St. in Arlington. Doors will open at noon for networking and a free lunch for […]

AgriLife Extension experts: Fewer reported Lyme disease cases may not tell whole story

DALLAS – Though Texas had almost 300 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2009, the number of reported cases since then has gone down considerably, leading experts to wonder if the disease is truly on the decline in the Lone Star State. “Typically we see dozens of cases every year, mostly within the triangular region […]

Two AgriLife Research entomologists co-author bedbug genome mapping paper

Editor’s note: the word bedbug in the journal article is split into two words, because that is the official common name recognized by the Entomological Society of America. However, AP style dictates it to be one word, hence it is one word throughout this release except in the official journal article title. Scientific journal Nature […]

Texas A&M scientist retires after 40 years

Hons spent a lifetime researching, educating on the importance of soil Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Frank Hons, 979-845-3477, f-hons@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Knowing the general public is gaining more understanding of the importance of the soil and not just “treating it like dirt” is making Dr. Frank Hons’ retirement a little easier. […]

Watershed planning efforts continue for Navasota River

Discussion will focus on area downstream of Lake Limestone COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Water Resources Institute, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are hosting two watershed meetings in February for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Navasota River and its watershed […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for March 3 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3 in Lampasas. The free program is for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Lampasas River watershed, coordinators said. The workshop’s morning session will be at the Texas Farm Bureau, […]