Herbicide applications on mesquite, brush topic of May 5 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Bob Lyons, 830-278-9151, rk-lyons@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Preparing for Mesquite and Mixed Brush Herbicide Applications will be the topic of a May 5 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is a part […]

New turfgrass handbook available through AgriLife Extension

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, casey.reynolds@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Homeowners and professional turfgrass managers now have a new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service publication available to help them when selecting herbicides, insecticides and fungicides to control common turfgrass pests. Weed, Insect, and Disease Control in Turfgrass was authored by AgriLife […]

AgriLife Research station at Sonora celebrated 100-year birthday in style

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@tamu.edu              SONORA – Mild temperatures and azure blue skies over recently rain-kissed green pastures all came together April 23 to greet the almost 400 supporters of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station who helped celebrate the facilities’ 100-year anniversary.            “It was a great day,” said […]

Landowner participation sought for Wildfire Response Workshop in San Angelo

  Understanding major wildfire protocols to be discussed at May 7 program Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu             SAN ANGELO – Continued rains and optimum grass-growing conditions across much of West Texas are setting the stage for a potentially catastrophic wildfire season, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert […]

Stephenville brush management workshop features ‘one stop shop’ for landowner information

  AgriLife Extension event to highlight available brush management options Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: James Jackson 254-968-4144, Jamesr.Jackson@ag.tamu.edu             STEPHENVILLE – An information clearinghouse would best describe the May 12 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Cross Timbers Brush Management Symposium, organizers said.            The event is set for 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at […]

High Country Beef and Range Update slated for May 4 in Fort Davis

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Logan Boswell, 432-837-6207, l-boswell@tamu.edu FORT DAVIS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has set the High Country Beef and Range Management Update for May 4 in the second floor courtroom of the Jeff Davis County Courthouse in Fort Davis. The program will start with registration at 8:30 […]

Time draws near for AgriLife Research station at Sonora’s 100-year celebration

  April 23 event to offer old-time fun, education and fellowship Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu SONORA – Barring catastrophic flooding or some other major event, the April 23 centennial celebration of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora will continue as planned coordinators said. “I suspect a […]

Water well trainings, screenings set for May in West Texas

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings in May for seven West Texas counties, said program coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is partnering with AgriLife Extension and the Texas Well Owner Network on these programs, they said. “Private well owners in Texas are […]

Pond management program set for May 5 in New Berlin

NEW BERLIN – A pond management program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 5 at Brehm Farms, 7871 Farm-to-Market Road 775 in New Berlin. The program will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar, Guadalupe and Wilson counties. Topics will include pond and aquatic weed management and […]

Texas A&M AgriLife scientists document rare DNA transfer between animals and plants

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Claudio Casola, 979-845-8803, ccasola@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Very few cases of natural DNA transfers between animals and plants are documented, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, but recently his team did just that. The research team found a group of DNA sequences in pine trees, spruces […]