Texas A&M scientist retires after 40 years

Hons spent a lifetime researching, educating on the importance of soil Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Frank Hons, 979-845-3477, f-hons@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Knowing the general public is gaining more understanding of the importance of the soil and not just “treating it like dirt” is making Dr. Frank Hons’ retirement a little easier. […]

Watershed planning efforts continue for Navasota River

Discussion will focus on area downstream of Lake Limestone COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Water Resources Institute, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are hosting two watershed meetings in February for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Navasota River and its watershed […]

Managing prickly pear to be topic of Feb. 4 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu James Jackson, 254-968-4144, JamesR.Jackson@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Prickly pear management will be the topic of a Feb. 4 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is a part of the Texas Range Webinar Series […]

Texas crop, weather for Jan. 26, 2016

Only about 20 percent of Blacklands wheat planted Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Central Texas wheat growers continue to have a challenging year, said Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small grains specialist, College Station. “There’s a couple of different stories going on now with wheat, the first being prevented […]

At the root of it all

AgriLife Research to take ground-penetrating research to new crops Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dirk Hays, 979-458-0032, dbhays@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists will soon be looking deep beneath agricultural row crops to determine what makes them stronger, higher yielding and more adaptable, as well as what they offer in […]

Water quality training Feb. 17 will focus on Highland Bayou watershed

LA MARQUE – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and water management related to the Highland Bayou watershed will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 17 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Galveston County. The office is located at 4102 Main St., also known as Farm-to-Market Road 519, in La […]

Mill Creek Partnership announces meeting to finalize watershed protection plan

BLEIBLERVILLE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a meeting of the Mill Creek Watershed Partnership on Feb. 29 to finalize the Mill Creek Watershed Protection Plan, coordinators said. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department, 3342 Farm-to-Market Road 2502, Bleiblerville. Registration and […]

Neuendorff and Lamb receive Build East Texas Awards

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TYLER — The Build East Texas organization announced its 2014 and 2015 Awards of Excellence in Agricultural Research and Extension to Don Neuendorff, Overton, and Truman Lamb, Palestine, respectively. The awards were presented at the joint Build East Texas and Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership banquet Jan. 19 at the Hollytree […]

East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 4 at Overton

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — The East Texas Turfgrass Conference has been scheduled for Feb. 4 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053. The annual conference is primarily for professional grounds and landscape managers for local school districts and city parks and recreation departments, said […]

East Texas Pasture Management Program set Feb. 12 at Overton

Wet, mild winter promises spring weed control challenges Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — This year’s East Texas Pasture Management Program, set Feb. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center at Overton, will concentrate on not just control of weeds but identification as well, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage […]