Buck Creek Watershed Protection Plan Accepted by EPA

Contact: Lucas Gregory, 979-845-7869, lfgregory@ag.tamu.edu Phyllis Dyer, 940-552-9941, pmdyer@ag.tamu.edu VERNON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Buck Creek Watershed Protection Plan as meeting the agency’s guidelines for watershed-based plans and effectively outlining a strategy to reduce nonpoint source pollution in the watershed, according to a Texas Water Resources Institute official. “This acceptance comes after […]

Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 19 in Robstown

ROBSTOWN — Anyone interested in private water well management in the Nueces River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 19 in Robstown. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Johnny Calderon Building, 710 E. Main St., said Drew Gholson, […]

Texas crop, weather for July 22, 2014

Hay situation good in east, southeast, iffy in others Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – While some parts of Texas have been lucky when it comes to hay production, others will likely have an expensive go at feeding cattle this winter, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “We’ve been blessed […]

Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 7 in Yoakum

YOAKUM— Anyone interested in private water well management in the Lavaca or Guadalupe River watersheds is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 7 in Yoakum. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1–5 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 210 Schrimscher St.in Yoakum, said Drew […]

Rainwater harvesting program Aug. 12 in Seguin should ‘capture’ interest

SEGUIN – The “Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners” program will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 12 at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s River Annex, 905 Nolan St. in Seguin, said program coordinators. The training is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The program is a joint effort of the Geronimo […]

Panhandle Ranch Management set Aug. 18 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu Austin Voyles, 806-267-2692, Austin.Voyles@ag.tamu.edu Dustin Sanders, 806-226-3021, dustin.sanders@ag.tamu.edu Dr. J. D. Ragland, 806-468-5543, j-ragland@tamu.edu AMARILLO – “Panhandle Ranch Management” will be presented Aug. 18 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Potter, Randall, Armstrong and Oldham counties. The free program will begin with […]

AgriLife Extension agent helps shrimpers haul in deadly catch

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE  –  Like hunters anxiously awaiting the start of deer season, shrimp boats from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi recently converged near the mouth of the Rio Grande along the southern Gulf Coast. They were there to join local shrimpers for the opening of the Texas shrimp harvest season, according to Tony Reisinger, Texas […]

Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 2 in Brazoria

BRAZORIA — Anyone interested in private water well management in the lower San Bernard River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network workshop Aug. 2 in Brazoria. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Friends of River Community Center, 20450 County Road  […]

Texas crop, weather for July 15, 2014

Sugarcane aphids found early in northeast Texas sorghum fields Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – It’s not too late to control sugarcane aphids on northeast Texas sorghum fields, but it will be very soon, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The aphids just showed up here in northeast Texas the […]

AgriLife Extension’s Master Naturalist Program to offer volunteer training

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michelle Haggerty, 830-896-2504, mhaggerty@ag.tamu.edu AUSTIN – The Texas Master Naturalist program will offer volunteer training courses  conducted by 10 of their chapters across the state beginning in August, organizers said. The Texas Master Naturalist program has 44 Texas chapters whose goal is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers […]