AgriLife Research sets rangeland prescribed burn training for February and March

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 will host two rangeland burning schools in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. A Prescribed Rangeland Burning School will be held Feb. 19-21, according to […]

Rector receives Texas Master Naturalist Program award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Barron Rector, 979-845-2755, b-rector@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Barron Rector, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist in College Station, received the seventh annual Advisors Award from the Texas Master Naturalist statewide program. Rector, also an associate professor in the Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department, […]

Electron-beam technology a better way to sanitize ebola waste?

AgriLife Scientist: eBeam sanitization could be cheaper and ‘greener’ Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Suresh D. Pillai doesn’t want to sensationalize the use of electron beam technology by solely talking about using it to sanitize ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater. However, he said, it could be much safer and more […]

New video shows collaborative effort to combat devastating coffee rust disease

World Coffee Research, Borlaug Institute partner with coffee industry in research, response COLLEGE STATION — The continuing fight against the widespread coffee rust disease affecting Central America and the Caribbean is the subject of a new 2 1/2-minute video produced by the Texas A&M University Division of Research headquartered in College Station. In the video, […]

Water quality training Dec. 4 in Corpus Christi will focus on Oso Creek, Oso Bay

CORPUS CHRISTI – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to Oso Creek and Oso Bay will be held from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 4 in Room 106 of the Del Mar Economic Development Center, 3209 South StaplesSt. in Corpus Christi. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and […]

Bexar County Youth Gardens program introduces urban kids to gardening, nature

AgriLife Extension program provides variety of seasonal, year-long youth activities SAN ANTONIO – While many youth activities have slowed down with the end of summer and in anticipation of the holidays, this fall the Bexar County Youth Gardens program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has continued to provide fun and educational activities. “Throughout […]

Jacob receives Southern Region Excellence in Extension Award at national conference

CLEAR LAKE – Dr. John S. Jacob has received the Southern Region Excellence in Extension Award for “expanding university engagement and Extension education to address urgent and emerging urban development issues.”   Jacob is a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Sea Grant environmental quality and coastal community development specialist based in Clear Lake. […]

Texas A&M receives $1.4 million grant for woody plant encroachment research

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Bradford Wilcox, 979-458-1899, BWilcox@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Plugging in the human factor to woody plant encroachment will be the focus of a $1.4 million grant awarded to a team led by Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Texas A&M AgriLife Research ecologist in the department of ecosystem science and management in College […]

Lampasas River Watershed riparian workshop set Nov. 17

Program to include indoor instruction and outdoor tour Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu LAMPASAS — The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership will host the “Proper Functioning Condition Riparian Workshop” Nov. 17 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau, 1793 N. U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas. The program is free and open to the public, with registration starting […]

Homeowner septic system workshops set for Nov. 10 and 11 in Seguin

SEGUIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board will present two homeowner septic system workshops on Nov. 10 and 11 in Seguin. The first will be a general “Homeowner Maintenance of Septic Systems Course” from 6-8 p.m. Nov 10. The second will be an in-depth […]