March 5 webinar to highlight alternative ranching options

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Megan Clayton, 361-265-9201, megan.clayton@ag.tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Thinking outside the box rather than just ranching the traditional way will be the topic of the March 5 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. “Alternative Ranching Options” is next […]

Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership offering free soil testing

SEGUIN — The Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership is offering free soil tests to area farmers, ranchers and homeowners, said Ward Ling, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist in soil and crop sciences, College Station. “A soil test will give you the necessary information on what levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 24, 2015

Stripe and leaf rust infestation on wheat early and heavy Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – There have been considerably more reports of both leaf and stripe rust on wheat than is normal for this time of year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. “There’s been a number of reports […]

Water quality training March 25 in Dublin will focus on Leon River

DUBLIN – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and availability issues related to the Leon River will be held from 1-5 p.m. March 25 at the Rotary Building, 126 E. Blackjack St. in Dublin. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams program set March 25 in Copperas Cove

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Matt Brown, 979-862-8072, matthew.brown@ag.tamu.edu COPPERAS COVE – A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop is planned for March 25 at the Copperas Cove Independent School District Board Room, 703 W. Avenue D in Copperas Cove. The Lone Star Healthy Streams program aims to educate Texas livestock producers and landowners on how to best protect Texas waterways from bacterial contamination associated with livestock […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 18, 2015

Despite rains, many reservoirs lower this year than last Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The drought may have receded in much of Texas, but reservoir levels are, if anything, worse in many areas than they were a year ago, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “If we look at […]

Sports, athletic field maintenance/management program March 31 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Water Star program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the “Sports and Athletic Field Workshop: Maintenance and Management” from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31 at Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center, 5223 David Edwards Drive, San Antonio. “This workshop will concentrate on sports and athletic field maintenance and management […]

Six-county wildlife program and tour slated for April 9 in Menard

  AgriLife Extension program to offer cornucopia of topics   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Cody Bridges, 325-347-6459, cody.bridges@ag.tamu.edu   MENARD – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Multi-County Wildlife Program and Tour from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 9 at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex in Menard. “Following registration, we will go […]

Austin Trainings offered to irrigation professionals

Expert: Winter is the time to prepare for spring, summer conservation measures Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu AUSTIN – Two trainings to help professional irrigators and water conservation staff save water will be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Feb. 24-25 at the Lower Colorado River Authority Dalchau Service Center, 3505 Montropolis Drive, […]

Ansley recognized as Texas A&M Regents Fellow

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jim Ansley, 940-552-9941, jansley@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jim Ansley, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist at Vernon, has been named a Regents Fellow by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The board established the Regents Fellow Service Awards in 1998 to recognize exceptional service by […]