Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set for Amarillo

Contact: Allen Berthold, 979-845-2028, taberthold@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – An advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities personnel is set for July 23 in Amarillo. The free workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 Amarillo Blvd. W. Participants should preregister for the event at http://nrt.tamu.edu/ami […]

Texas water laws will be topic of July 2 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, 806-677-5668, tdowell@tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – “Texas Water: Basic Law and Current Hot Topics” will be the subject of the July 2 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is a part of the Texas Range […]

Texas crop, weather for June 30, 2015

Much of peach crop excellent quality, quantity Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As predicted in March, this year’s peach crop is turning out to be one of the best in many years. In March, Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist at Uvalde, noted that peaches throughout the state had […]

Water quality training July 21 in League City will focus on Dickinson Bayou

LEAGUE CITY – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to Dickinson Bayou will be held from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. July 21 at Clear Falls High School, 4380 Village Way in League City. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation […]

Multi-agency San Saba County Conservation Expo set for July 16

Central Texas Conservation Partnership educational event to offer variety of topics Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Neal Alexander, 325-372-5416, n-alexander@tamu.edu SAN SABA – A mix of topics ranging from pecan tree management to fire ecology will be offered during the San Saba County Conservation Expo set from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 16 at the […]

Texas crop, weather for June 23, 2015

Rice situation varies widely; much never got planted Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – After years of having not enough water to grow rice, many of the major production areas of the state got too much, according to reports by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel in the major rice growing counties. The […]

Soil security vital for the health, wealth of the world

Consensus: It’s more than just ‘dirt’ and needs to be protected Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cristine Morgan, 979-845-3603, cmorgan@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The general public may not be as tied to the land as they once were, but scientists want them to see more than “dirt” when they view the precious commodity […]

Rainwater Collection and Rain Barrel Workshop slated for July 7 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE – A Rainwater Collection and Rain Barrel Workshop will be held July 7 at the Wilson County Courthouse Annex III, located at 1103 4th St. in Floresville. The program will begin at 6 p.m. “This workshop will provide information every homeowner needs to know about how to collect rainwater,” said Bryan Davis, Texas A&M […]

Women’s Natural Resource Management Conference set Oct. 5-6 in Fredericksburg

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu Dr. Rick Machen, 830-278-9151, r-machen@tamu.edu FREDRICKSBURG – A conference devoted to helping women manage natural resources in the Edwards Plateau will take place in Fredericksburg Oct. 5-6 at the Inn on Barons Creek. The Women’s Natural Resource Management Conference is funded by the Ruth […]

AgriLife Extension hires new irrigation specialist in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Hillyer, 806-677-5600, charles.hillyer@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Dr. Charles Hillyer has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation engineering specialist in Amarillo, with a joint Texas A&M AgriLife Research appointment. His first day was June 15. “I look forward to this opportunity to do advanced […]