Bruce McMillan Jr. Foundation increases support of AgriLife Research programs in Overton

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Long, 903-834-6191, c-long@tamu.edu OVERTON – Texas A&M AgriLife Research programs in Overton will expand with generous support from a long-time benefactor – the Bruce McMillan Jr. Foundation. The foundation’s board of directors and the administration of AgriLife Research announced that a 446-acre farm on Texas Highway 135 […]

Backyard Basics Expo set for Sept. 17 at Oppenheimer Academic Center

Workshops will emphasize homegrown, homemade foods   Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Rodriguez, 210-631-0400, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Backyard Basics Expo from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the San Antonio College Oppenheimer Academic Center, 1819 N. Main Ave. in San Antonio. The center is […]

Multi-county introduction to 4-H program to be held Aug. 30 in Luling

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Geri Kline, 830-672-8531, geri.kline@ag.tamu.edu LULING — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales and Guadalupe counties will present a 4-H 101 program from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Luling Foundation Farm. The farm is located at 523 S. Mulberry in Luling. The program is […]

Texas tomato growers slicing into vegetable market with fresh fruit all fall

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Kevin Crosby, 979-845-7012, k-crosby@tamu.edu          COLLEGE STATION – Tomatoes are the Type B’s of the vegetable world: Laid-back, creative, collaborative.         Want a slice on a burger? Fine. Chopped into a salad? Great. Pureed and slathered over a pizza crust? Yum. Steeped in a winter stew? Ahhhh.         […]

East Texas Garden Lecture Series will continue Sept. 10 in Tyler

 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Learn your beneficial and pest insects Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Chad Gulley, 903-590-2980, chad.gulley@ag.tamu.edu TYLER — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Smith County will continue its 2016 East Texas Garden Lecture Series Sept. 10 with a program on beneficial and pest insects. Erfan […]

Water well owner training set for Sept. 8 in Henderson

Contact: Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu HENDERSON — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Sept. 8 in Henderson. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1- 5 p.m. at the meeting room for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office […]

Toolbox being created for South Texas vegetable producers

WESLACO – It’s an imaginary toolbox, but Dr. Ismael E. Badillo-Vargas wants to create one for South Texas growers to help them revive what was once a thriving vegetable industry in the Rio Grande Valley. It would contain both short- and long-term strategies to once again harvest vast fields of produce in Texas for local, […]

Sugarcane aphids have arrived in the High Plains

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Bynum, 806-677-5600, ebynum@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Sugarcane aphid populations are exploding in grain sorghum fields across the Texas High Plains, warns a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo. Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, said the sugarcane aphid populations in the South Plains have reached economic […]

Final summer meeting slated on improving Tres Palacios water quality

PALACIOS — The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting Aug. 9 for anyone interested in improving and protecting the Tres Palacios Creek watershed along the Texas Gulf Coast, an institute scientist said. The Tres Palacios Watershed stakeholder meeting will be from 1:30-4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Ave. in […]

Texas Well Owner Network teaming up with Healthy South Texas

Collaboration to focus on well water screening in Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Starr and Webb counties Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, Dboellstorff@tamu.edu John Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in August for Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Starr and Webb counties to […]