Brush management webinar Aug. 6 will address unintended consequences

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Wayne Hanselka, 361-960-9102, wayne@trminternational.net COLLEGE STATION – The “Unintended Consequences of Brush Management” will be the topic of the Aug. 6 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is a part of the Texas Range Webinar […]

Women landowners focus of Oct. 5-6 natural resource conference in Fredericksburg

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 FREDERICKSBURG – “Women – Taking the Reins in Natural Resource Management,” a two-day conference aimed specifically at women in the Edwards Plateau, will take place in Fredericksburg Oct. 5-6 at the Inn on Barons Creek. The conference, funded by […]

Texas crop, weather for July 28, 2015

New, stronger El Niño may bring another drenched winter Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A super-strong El Niño now brewing in the tropical Pacific will likely bring another rain-drenched winter to large parts of Texas, said Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, state climatologist, College Station. But the climate scientist said he doesn’t expect a […]

Texas crop, weather for July 21, 2015

Bermuda grass stem maggot advances across Texas Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – After a year of low activity, the Bermuda grass stem maggot has returned with a vengeance and spread quickly across Texas. “Since 2013, this new pest has rapidly expanded its range in Texas and is now found throughout much of […]

Texas Master Naturalist program offers fall training opportunities

New applicants sought for volunteer program Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Mary Pearl Meuth, 979-845-7294, mpmeuth@tamu.edu AUSTIN — Texas Master Naturalist program chapters across the state are conducting training classes this fall for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management. The Texas Master Naturalist program is comprised of 45 chapters across […]

Prescribed burn training set for Aug. 6-8 in Sonora

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ray Hinnant, 979-820-1778, ray.hinnant@gmail.com SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management is offering a basic prescribed burning workshop Aug. 6-8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora, located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. The course will focus on the benefits of prescribed burning and […]

Water quality in Tres Palacios watershed topic of July 30 meeting

Contact: Allen Berthold, 979-845-2028, taberthold@ag.tamu.edu PALACIOS — Anyone interested in improving and protecting the Tres Palacios Creek watershed along the Texas Gulf Coast is invited to a July 30 meeting in Palacios. The Texas Water Resources Institute will host the free meeting at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Ave. Dr. […]

Texas crop, weather for July 14, 2015

State climatologist: Say goodbye to the rain for a while Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Tired of it always raining? You’re in luck; the rains will likely cease for the rest of July. “I think you can say goodbye to the rain for a while,” said Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, state climatologist, College […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams program set July 29 in Copperas Cove

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Matt Brown, 979-862-8072, matthew.brown@ag.tamu.edu COPPERAS COVE – A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop will be held July 29 at the Copperas Cove Independent School District Board Room, 703 W. Ave. D in Copperas Cove. The Lone Star Healthy Streams program aims to educate Texas livestock producers and landowners on how to best protect Texas waterways from bacterial contamination associated with livestock […]

Rain Barrel, Water Conservation Workshop slated Aug. 3 in Menard

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Lisa Brown, 325-396-4787, lbrown@ag.tamu.edu MENARD – A hands-on rain barrel and water conservation workshop has been set from 9 a.m-noon Aug. 3 at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex located just off U.S. Highway 190 West in Menard. The workshop is being conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]