Texas Master Naturalist spring training sessions announced

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Master Naturalist Program, affiliated with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has scheduled next year’s spring volunteer training classes, said the program’s assistant state coordinator at College Station. “The training classes will be conducted by 26 of the program’s chapters across the state for volunteers wanting to learn about natural […]

Private pesticide applicator license training offered twice in December 

PAINT ROCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled two Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator trainings in December. Both meetings start at 9 a.m. and have the same curriculum.   The Dec. 6 meeting will be at the AgriLife Extension office in Concho County, which is located directly across U.S. Highway […]

Texas A&M helps step up conservation documentation, efficiency

COLLEGE STATION – Are conservation investments and programs achieving their intended goals on U.S. rangelands? A recently published paper in Ecological Applications determined the answer is no, and outlined ways to improve their effectiveness and outcomes. The findings recommend developing a network that will create a more comprehensive and integrated platform to support evidence-based conservation […]

Rolling Plains Applicator Training set for Dec. 6 in Burkburnett

BURKBURNETT – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Wichita County will host a Rolling Plains Applicator Training Dec. 6 in the Wichita County Precinct 2 Shop, 102 W. College, Burkburnett. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $30 and covers lunch, door prizes and five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units […]

AgriLife Research team makes strides in fight against Zika

COLLEGE STATION – There’s a war raging on a tiny battlefield and the outcome could well touch millions of people worldwide threatened by Zika and related viruses. The key ally unlocking the mystery surrounding this conflict is the long-dreaded yellow fever virus.       Dr. Kevin Myles, Glady “Hazitha” Samuel and Dr. Zach Adelman are Texas […]

QuailMasters 2017 dates set

SAN ANGELO – The QuailMasters 2017 workshop dates have been set, said the series’ lead instructor. Dr. Dale Rollins, statewide coordinator for Texas A&M AgriLife’s Reversing the Decline of Quail Initiative, San Angelo, said the workshop series is co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Wildlife Association. “QuailMasters is a series […]

Chronic wasting disease training set Dec. 7 in Zapata County

ZAPATA – Three state agencies will conduct a public meeting focusing on chronic wasting disease from 9 a.m. until noon Dec. 7 at the Zapata County Community Center, 605 N. U.S. Highway 83 in Zapata. Dr. John Tomecek, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist at San Angelo, said the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department […]

Texas A&M team discovers three new bird species in Africa

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M University team has discovered three never before documented bird species, and there could well be more, the team’s leader said. Dr. Gary Voelker, professor and curator of birds in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, headed the recent discovery of a trio […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop set Nov. 16 in Stephenville

STEPHENVILLE – A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop is set for Nov. 16 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1229 N. U.S. Highway 281 in Stephenville. Workshop presentations will focus on basic watershed function, water quality and specific best management practices that can be implemented to help minimize bacterial contamination originating from […]