Chris Holcombe to receive posthumous induction into National 4-H Hall of Fame

COLLEGE STATION – Margaret Christine “Chris” Holcombe will be posthumously inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame this October during a ceremony at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. “We are pleased and excited to announce Chris will be inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame this fall,” said Dr. Chris Boleman, […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Sept. 3 in Georgetown

Contacts: Nikki Dictson, 979-458-5915, Fred Hall, 512-943-3300, GEORGETOWN — 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. 3 in Georgetown for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the San Gabriel River watershed. The free workshop is co-hosted […]

Giant spider webs make another appearance in Dallas area

DALLAS – While traveling down CA Roan Drive in Rowlett recently, people have been exposed to an “eerie” sight on a number of trees lining that route, said Mike Merchant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service urban entomologist in Dallas. “CA Roan Drive is a quiet stretch of road running through Lakeside Park South in the Dallas […]

Growing high-value lettuce with low water use

Hydroponics study at Uvalde center shows 85 to 90 percent water savings   UVALDE – Even with the recent rains, vegetable producers in Southwest Texas know it’s just a matter of time before another drought. VIDEO: Hydroponic Production of High-Value Lettuce Types That’s why it is important to find alternative water-use efficient methods for growing […]

Beef Cattle and Brush Management program slated for Aug. 14 in Garfield

GARFIELD — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bastrop and Travis counties will present the second session of the Beef Cattle and Brush Management series Aug. 14 in Garfield. The program will be from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Haynie Chapel United Methodist Church Hall, 16415 Greenwood Drive, said Rachel Bauer, AgriLife Extension […]

Chinese researchers visiting Uvalde center contributing to Texas cotton improvement

UVALDE – Researchers from China are collaborating with a crop eco-physiologist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde toward the goal of improving cotton production in South Central Texas. “We are working together to gain a better understanding of the water-soil-plant dynamics of cotton production in this region,” said Dr. Xuejun […]

Backyard chickens topic of Aug. 6 programs in Austin, San Marcos

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present programs on raising backyard chickens Aug. 6 in Austin and San Marcos. The programs are part of AgriLife Extension’s Backyard Basics initiative, which promotes healthy living through home-based food production, preparation and preservation. One of these programs — Backyard Chickens — will be from held […]

Researchers: Second phase of dama gazelle study will focus on social interactions

UVALDE – In a second phase of research, scientists from Second Ark Foundation and Texas A&M AgriLife Research are again collaborating — this time to find out more about the social interactions of dama gazelles. VIDEO: Dama Gazelle Research — Phase II Dr. Elizabeth Cary Mungall, science officer for the Second Ark Foundation in Ingram, […]

Beef Quality Assurance Training slated for Sept. 3 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE — A Beef Quality Assurance Training will be held Sept. 3 at the Floresville Event Center, 600 State Highway 97 W. in Floresville. The free training, part of the Texas Beef Quality Producer Program, will be from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. It is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas and Southwestern Cattle […]

Expert: Back-to-school shopping requires some homework

COLLEGE STATION — The cost of back-to-school items is expected to be more than $600 annually for the typical American family with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, according to the National Retail Federation. “Back-to-school shopping can be an expensive proposition, especially if you don’t spend some time planning, budgeting and prioritizing, along with shopping […]