Predator management, trapping focus of April 24 multi-county program

ROCKSPRINGS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Predator Management Workshop and Trapping Demonstration from 9 a.m-3 p.m. April 24 at the Edwards County Park Building. The program is made available by the AgriLife Extension offices of Edwards, Kinney, Sutton, and Real Counties. To get to the Edwards County Park Building, take […]

Water quality training April 21 in Palacios will focus on Tres Palacios River and Bay

PALACIOS – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Tres Palacios River and Bay will be held from 1-5 p.m. April 21 at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Avenue in Palacios. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and […]

Third annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks cleanup slated for April 11

SEGUIN — The third annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Cleanup Event will take place from 9 a.m.-noon April 11, said event presenters. The event is coordinated by the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership and is part of implementation efforts for the area’s watershed protection plan, said Ward Ling, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist […]

Texas crop, weather for March 24, 2015

Too much of a good thing further delays plantings Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – All parts of the state received more precipitation in the last week, further delaying planting of spring crops in many areas, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. On March 24, the National Weather Service […]

AgriLife Extension’s Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for April 1 in Snyder

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Zach Wilcox, 325-236-6912, s-wilcox@tamu.edu Greg Gruben, 325-573-5423, g-gruben@tamu.edu SNYDER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 1 at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. “This conference highlights ag-related issues facing our […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for April 1 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1 in Floresville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the upper San Antonio River watershed. The free workshop is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office […]

North Texas Municipal Water District wins ‘Blue Legacy’ award

Award based on adoption of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Water My Yard program Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu DALLAS – The North Texas Municipal Water District has won the Water Conservation Advisory Council’s “Blue Legacy” award for the Water My Yard program. According to the advisory council’s announcement of this year’s winners: “The Council celebrates […]

Rain Barrel Workshop slated for April 4 at Eco Centro in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the “Rain Barrel Workshop” from 9 a.m.-noon April 4 at the William R. Sinkin Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave. near San Antonio College. The program will be presented by experts from AgriLife Extension and the Bexar County Master Gardener program. “A rain barrel […]

AgriLife Research study opens doors for increases in Texas corn yields, aflatoxin resistance

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Seth Murray, 979-845-3469, sethmurray@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A ground-breaking Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led study on corn has identified useful gene variations for yield increases, drought tolerance and aflatoxin resistance that could make a real difference to Texas producers in the years to come, according to researchers. The study, […]

Texas crop, weather for March 17, 2015

Wet weather continues to deter corn planting Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Frequent rains and the resultant soggy field conditions continued to keep producers from planting corn and other crops in some parts of the state, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. “We just had cold weather that kept people […]