Advanced metering infrastructure system workshops set for San Marcos, Waco

Contact: Allen Berthold, 979-845-2028, taberthold@ag.tamu.edu SAN MARCOS – Two advanced metering infrastructure system trainings for water utilities are set for May 6 in San Marcos and May 7 in Waco. The Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M Engineering and Johnson Controls Inc. are sponsoring the workshops with the water institute and Johnson Controls presenting. The […]

Mill Creek watershed meeting set for April 27 in Bleiblerville

Contacts: Kara Matheney, 979-277-6212, kjmatheney@ag.tamu.edu Galen Roberts, 979-862-8070, galen.roberts@ag.tamu.edu   BLEIBLERVILLE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board will have a meeting of the Mill Creek Watershed Partnership to continue the development of a watershed protection plan for Mill Creek. The meeting, which is free and open to […]

Texas crop, weather for April 14, 2015

Cotton plantings a week to 10 days behind Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Only about 5 percent of Texas cotton is planted, down from the five-year average of 12 percent for this time of year, according to the latest weekly reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel across the state. But […]

Wolfforth Water Expo set for May 9

  ‘Water – It Matters’ is theme of AgriLife Extension, High Plains Water District event Writers: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Vikram Baliga, 806-775-1740, Vikram.Baliga@ag.tamu.edu   WOLFFORTH – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will help conduct the second annual Wolfforth Water Expo from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9 at Frenship High School. The event […]

Vegetable study targets water savings in the High Plains

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Thomas Marek, 806-677-5600, t-marek@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Vegetable production is not new in the Texas High Plains, but it is being re-examined in a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study to see if it might offer a water-savings alternative to some cereal grain production. “Everybody knows we are generally water short […]

Landowner issue conference set May 8 in Lufkin

Topics to include estate planning, groundwater issues and fracturing facts Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.eduu LUFKIN – “The Value of Land,” a conference on issues affecting landowners, will be held May 8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Angelina County, 2201 S. Medford Drive in Lufkin. Topics will include: — Issues Affecting […]

Texas A&M spatial model offers cost-effective way to identify areas for needed management

COLLEGE STATION — A spatial model provides a cost-effective way to identify priority areas for implementing voluntary best management practices in an impaired South Texas watershed, according to results from a Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas Water Resources Institute study recently published in the Texas Water Journal. “The Spatially Explicit Load Enrichment Calculation Tool, […]

Texas crop, weather for April 7, 2015

Sugarcane aphid infestations early in the season could be much greater this year Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – This year, the sugarcane aphid has been found overwintering much farther north than previously expected, according to Dr. Robert Bowling, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Corpus Christi. This means the potential for sugarcane […]

Trans-Pecos land use changes prompt multi-agency seminar

April 30 seminar set in Alpine Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Logan Boswell, 432-837-6207, l-boswell@tamu.edu ALPINE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will join two other entities to conduct “Going, Going…Gone?: Changing Land Use in the Trans-Pecos and Its Impact on Ranching and Wildlife.” The seminar is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April […]

Natural resources, wildlife workshop set April 23-24 in Kerrville

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 KERRVILLE – An extensive educational program on managing natural resources and wildlife is set for April 23-24 at the Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center in Kerrville. The conference, which will begin on April 23 with a […]