Maverick County Agricultural Irrigation Field Day set Sept. 13 in Eagle Pass

EAGLE PASS – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting an educational field day focusing on water conservation in irrigated agriculture for producers Sept. 13 in Eagle Pass. The event is free and will be from 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Maverick County Junior Livestock Show Meeting Room, 2350 E. Main St. Registration will begin […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Sept. 13 in McKinney

MCKINNEY–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13 in McKinney for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Upper Trinity and Lavon Lake watershed. The workshop will be at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, […]

Can ‘reading’ leaves lead to more drought-tolerant crops?

UVALDE – Looking at leaves to peer into the future might seem the stuff of superstition, but is actually the essence of research conducted by scientists from Texas A&M AgriLife and the University of Southern California. “Our study was based on observations that the more successful crops in areas typically affected by drought are usually […]

Institute to hold meeting on improving Cibolo Creek water quality

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall, 12301 U.S. Highway 87 W. in […]

Water quality training set for Sept. 13 in Mont Belvieu

MONT BELVIEU – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou watershed will be from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Don McLeod Recreation Center, 10717 Langston Drive in Mont Belvieu. The free workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set Aug. 29 in Seguin

SEGUIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training with the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership Aug. 29 in Seguin. The free event will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 U.S. Highway 90 […]

Researcher: Female rat models needed for more thorough investigation of obesity

COLLEGE STATION — A study by researchers from Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the University of Colorado found male-only rat models used for studying obesity are limited and  don’t address critical factors for understanding it. The study can be found at http://bit.ly/2v5U14T. “Obesity negatively affects virtually every system of the body and increases the risk […]

Gill named interim head of Texas A&M agricultural leadership, education and communications

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Clare Gill has been named interim head of the agricultural leadership, education and communications department at Texas A&M University,  effective Aug. 1. Gill is a professor of animal genomics in the Texas A&M animal science department, which she joined in 1999. “I am pleased to bring Dr. Gill’s expertise and experience to […]

Institute to hold first meeting on improving Carancahua Bay water quality

LOLITA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting an Aug. 17 meeting in Lolita for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in Carancahua Bay. The meeting is free and will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Lolita United Methodist Church, 94 College St. Michael Schramm, an […]

Water quality fellowship provides hands-on learning opportunities at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – A summer program at Texas A&M University recently provided 15 undergraduate students with fellowships in water quality to study the impacts of on-site sewage facilities on soil and water quality. The students were from Texas A&M, Prairie View A&M Florida A&M, and Kansas State universities. The two-year undergraduate program is offered by […]