Texas Section Society for Range Management sets Oct. 11-13 annual meeting in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Plans are fast coming together for the Texas Section Society for Range Management annual meeting Oct. 11-13 in San Angelo and organizers urge members and prospective members to mark their calendar for the statewide event. Activities will center around the San Angelo’s McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive with the nearby […]

Water well owner training set for Aug. 23 in Conroe

CONROE–Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 23 in Conroe. The free training is offered to area private water well owners through collaboration with the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District. It will be provided from 1-5 p.m. at the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Office, […]

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session to focus on export markets

COLLEGE STATION – The 2017 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session on Aug. 7 will feature discussions on export markets and a general beef cattle market outlook for the remainder of the year, according to organizers. The short course runs from Aug. 7-9. It is the largest beef cattle educational event in the […]

Ground-penetrating radar could help producers dig potatoes early

COLLEGE STATION – Ground-penetrating radar might help the potato industry save water, according to Dr. Dirk Hays, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant geneticist in the soil and crop sciences department at College Station. Hays’ latest project utilizes ground-penetrating radar to select early maturing potato cultivars, which can help producers make harvest decisions and increase water-use […]

Stakeholder meeting for Mission, Aransas rivers set for Aug. 10 in Refugio

REFUGIO—Anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Mission and Aransas rivers is invited to an Aug. 10 meeting in Refugio. The Texas Water Resources Institute will host the free meeting, which will begin at 1 p.m. at the Refugio County Fairgrounds, 245 Fairgrounds Road. Dr. Allen Berthold, Texas Water Resources Institute research […]

Texas-bred potatoes headed to grower fields, marketplace

SPRINGLAKE – Texas-bred potatoes were highlighted recently at the 26th annual Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program field day near Springlake in the Bruce Barrett potato fields. The potato breeding program is conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M University department of horticultural sciences under the direction of potato breeder […]

Private water well screenings set for San Jacinto, Liberty, Chambers counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in July and August in San Jacinto, Liberty and Chambers counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in the counties in collaboration with the Texas […]

Texas A&M entomologist hot on the trail to stop global locust devastation

COLLEGE STATION – From time immemorial, man has suffered from the devastation wrought by locust swarms of biblical proportions often visited on those least able to weather the plagues. But now a Texas A&M University entomologist at College Station with a passion for helping humanity is hot on the trail of pinpointing the cause that […]

Texas A&M AgriLife celebrates 50 years in Overton

OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton celebrated its 50th year of research, innovation and education July 12. More than 170 people attended, including area residents, AgriLife retirees, regional elected officials and AgriLife personnel. The celebration included remarks from keynote speaker John Sharp, Texas A&M System Chancellor; Dr. Craig Nessler, […]