New Texas A&M dual-purpose cotton variety can be used for food, fiber

FDA approves ultra-low gossypol cottonseed for human, animal consumption The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to ultra-low gossypol cottonseed, ULGCS, to be utilized as human food and in animal feed, something Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have been working on for nearly 25 years. Keerti Rathore, Ph.D., a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 5 in Bay City

A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 on the Wharton County Junior College campus, 4000 Ave. F in Bay City. The network’s Well Educated training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 5 in Bay City

A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 on the Wharton County Junior College campus, 4000 Ave. F in Bay City. The Well Educated training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College Station, […]

Multi-county water well screenings set for Permian Basin area in October

The Texas Well Owner Network will provide water well screenings for residents in Andrews, Gaines, Howard and Martin counties during October. The Well Informed screenings are  provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in the counties in collaboration with the Texas Water Resources Institute. Each screening event will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Dates […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 7 in Gatesville

A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Gatesville Civic Center, 301 Veteran’s Memorial Drive in Gatesville. The “Well Educated” training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College Station, said the […]

Private water well screening set for Oct. 16 in Chambers, Jefferson counties

The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting free water well screenings in Chambers and Jefferson counties to give area residents whose water wells flooded from the recent rains the opportunity to have their water screened. The screenings will be free of charge from 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 16 at the following locations: – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Study abroad trip to Costa Rica leads to new king cricket species discovery

A group of four Texas A&M Department of Entomology undergraduate students took their knowledge from the classroom and put it to use in discovering a new species of king cricket during a recent study abroad trip to Costa Rica. Under the guidance of Hojun Song, Ph.D., associate professor for entomology, students Steven Richardson, Travis Trimm, […]

The need for better nutrition information

A conversation about recent findings regarding red meat consumption On Sept. 30 a series of systematic reviews that used a higher standard of evidence announced a recommendation that for most people, reducing red and processed meat consumption by three servings weekly would have little to no impact on their health. This study, published in the […]

Water quality training Nov. 7 in Decatur to focus on Eagle Mountain Lake watershed

A joint event, including a Texas Watershed Steward workshop and Eagle Mountain Watershed stakeholder meeting, will be held from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov.7 in Decatur. The event will be at the Decatur Conference Center, 2010 U.S. Highway 380. It will present information on water quality and watershed management in Texas and in the Eagle Mountain […]

RELLIS Campus Festival and Open House set for Oct. 5

RELLIS Campus has been under construction for the past three and a half years, and Texas A&M University Chancellor John Sharp has invited the public to come out and see the campus up close and take a look at what else is yet to come.  The event is free and open to the public and […]