Prospective winegrowers workshop set for June 23 in Houston

COLLEGE STATION — A workshop for prospective winegrowers will be June 23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, 3033 Bear Creek Dr., Houston. “In a nutshell, this is a great opportunity to find out what one needs to know before making decisions that can equate to years of retro-working a vineyard or winery,” said […]

Meeting related to Lavaca River watershed planning set June 6 in Edna

EDNA – Anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Lavaca River and its watershed is invited to a meeting on June 6 in Edna. The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting the free meeting at 6 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Jackson County, 411 N. Wells St. […]

Texas A&M hires new soil fertility faculty member in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Julie Howe, Texas A&M University soil and crop science department’s newest hire, hopes her research can address some of the challenges to conservation practice adoption by Texas farmers, which seems to be behind other parts of the South. Howe, associate professor of soil chemistry and fertility who will have a joint […]

AgriLife livestock guardian dog study numbers are in

SAN ANGELO – The numbers are in from a yearlong experiment pitting 18 inexperienced young livestock guardian dogs and their neophyte dog-handling owners against a hoard of native sheep and goat predators ranging over thousands of West Texas acres.             “Predation is and always has been one of the most significant problems in the sheep […]

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