11th annual Quail Field Day set May 24 in Roby

ROBY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation, or RPQRF, are sponsoring the 11th annual Quail Field Day on May 24 in Roby. The event will take place at the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch, 1262 U.S. Highway 180 West, Roby. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the […]

Private water well screening set May 13 in Victoria

VICTORIA — The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening for area residents May 13 in Victoria. The screening will be from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Victoria County, 528 Waco Circle. A meeting explaining screening results will be at 1:30 p.m. May 14 at the […]

AgriLife Research study shows poultry gut health improved under fewer light hours

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists found that poultry producers can increase flock health and reduce dependence on antibiotics simply by turning out the lights. Fewer antibiotics may be necessary in commercial poultry operations according to a research study by AgriLife Research scientists Dr. Anne-Sophie Charlotte Hieke, microbiologist, and Dr. Giri Athrey, avian […]

TWRI hosting on-site sewage facility course May 15 in Lufkin

LUFKIN–The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting an advanced treatment course for on-site sewage facility professionals May 15 in Lufkin. The course will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Texas Forestry Association, 1903 Atkinson Drive. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on-site sewage facilities team will teach the eight-hour course. The cost […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research donates hibiscus plants to help beautify Vernon

VERNON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon, through a joint effort with Vernon’s Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism and Main Street Program, recently donated approximately 500 hibiscus plants to local organizations and businesses. These hardy hibiscus flowers were developed by world-renowned plant scientist Dr. Dariusz Malinowski, according to Lileen […]

Texas A&M AgriLife joins international NutriRECS consortium

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife has become the fifth and newest member of the NutriRECS international consortium. The goal of the consortium is to improve the methodology and rigor by which dietary guidelines are developed, establish a higher standard for providing nutrient and dietary guideline recommendations, and improve public policy and health outcomes. Dr. […]

Urban stream processes, restoration program set for April 23 in Pearland

PEARLAND – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 23 in Pearland for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects around the South Houston area. Registration is $100 and includes all training materials, lunch and a certificate of completion at the end of […]

Specialists use technology to stop the spread of disease among flocks

SAN ANGELO — It is a brisk morning in central west Texas. Sheep are penned behind the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service building in San Angelo. Several are run into a chute. A member of the AgriLife sheep and goat team holds a pneumatic gun. In less than 10 seconds, four rounds of […]