Cedar Bayou water quality training rescheduled for Feb. 8

MONT BELVIEU – Due to inclement weather, the Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou originally scheduled for Jan. 17 is postponed to Feb. 8, program coordinators said. “The rescheduled workshop time and location will be the same; only the date will be different,” said Michael Kuitu, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Feb. 22-23 in Kyle and San Antonio

KYLE/SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in Kyle and San Antonio on Feb. 22 and 23, respectively. Both events are free and open to the public. Participants at either training can also have their soil tested free […]

2017 Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence presented

COLLEGE STATION –  Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence honors were presented to several statewide faculty and staff of Texas A&M AgriLife during a ceremony Jan. 9 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. “These […]

Camp Brisket helps novice pitmasters feed masses

COLLEGE STATION – Nothing beats good brisket and Texas barbecue, but smoking brisket on a barbecue pit can be a daunting task for the novice. “I love barbecuing in general, but the brisket is a very intimidating cut of beef,” said David Nelson of Austin, who attended Camp Brisket recently at Texas A&M University in […]

Institute to hold Jan. 18 meeting on improving Cibolo Creek water quality

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting for anyone interested in working with a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will be 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Grace Bible Church, 390 Farm-to-Market 1346 S. in La Vernia. Clare Entwistle, a research […]

Institute asking for input on Lower Rio Grande Valley water conservation

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Water Resources Institute and project partners are asking agricultural producers and irrigation district managers and board members in the Lower Rio Grande Valley to participate in a survey regarding water conservation programs and opportunities. “Agriculture is the Valley’s biggest economic sector and is also the […]

Water quality training Jan. 26 in Brenham to focus on Mill Creek watershed

BRENHAM – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and management related to the Mill Creek watershed will be from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 26. The workshop will be in the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, 1385 Old Independence Road in Brenham. It will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas […]

Water quality training Jan. 17 to focus on Cedar Bayou watershed

MONT BELVIEU – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou watershed will be held from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Don McLeod Recreation Center, 10717 Langston Drive in Mont Belvieu. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation […]

Consumers be aware of unsuspecting insects in Christmas trees

COLLEGE STATION – This holiday season, consumers should be aware of unwanted critters that may find their way into homes clinging to a freshly cut Christmas tree,  said a Texas A&M University entomologist. Dr. David Ragsdale, head of the university’s entomology department in College Station, said it’s not uncommon for insects to sometimes make their […]

Mohanty elected Fellow for American Association for Advancement of Science

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Binayak Mohanty, Regents Professor in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to the rank of Fellow by the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for preeminent efforts in the application of remote sensing platforms for understanding multi-scale hydrology and […]