Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for May 16 in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas Water Resources Institute will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 16 in Fredericksburg for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Pedernales River watershed area. The workshop is part of the Texas Riparian and Stream Education Program. The morning session will be at the […]

Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga announced

COLLEGE STATION – The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A&M AgriLife Research.            The report, in Genome Announcements, comes after almost seven years of research, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, AgriLife Research biochemist and principal investigator in College Station. […]

Overton: Test plots and online database offer winter pasture information to producers

OVERTON – Annual ryegrass and small-grain test plots and online historical trial results provide solid winter pasture information for East Texas producers, said a Texas A&M researcher. Annual ryegrass cultivars and small grain cultivars are evaluated each year at Overton for cold tolerance, disease incidence and seasonal forage yield, said Dr. Gerald Smith, Texas A&M […]

Bhimu Patil receives the Healthy Living Lifetime Achievement Award

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of the Texas A&M University Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center in College Station, received the 2017 Healthy Living Lifetime Achievement Award at the Viva Fresh Produce Expo in Austin April 21. The Healthy Living Lifetime Achievement Award is given to “individuals whose careers have demonstrated leadership with industry […]

Aquatic ‘passenger pigeon’ shiner found swimming in the Rio Grande

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Kevin Conway is ecstatic. Conway, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research wildlife and fisheries scientist at College Station, is part of a joint team of researchers from Texas A&M University and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department who after years of searching, recently collected a rare fish from the Rio Grande. “The Rio […]

Meeting May 4 in Edna to focus on Lavaca River watershed planning

EDNA – Anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Lavaca River and its watershed is invited to May 4 meeting in Edna, said coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting the free meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County, 411 N. […]

Bush Library Legacy of Ranching exhibit features Texas’ legendary ranches

COLLEGE STATION – The Legacy of Ranching, a comprehensive exhibit covering some of Texas’ most historic ranching operations and featuring a historical perspective of the Texas A&M University animal science department, is on display at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum through Jan. 7. The exhibit showcases the rich history of beef cattle production […]

New Texas Superstar introduced: Balsamic Blooms

COLLEGE STATION – Basil is a popular backyard herb, and the newest Texas Superstar – Balsamic Blooms basil – represents an exceptional edible plant with ornamental qualities that make it a great addition to any garden, according to horticultural experts. Balsamic Blooms is a versatile basil from new breeding lines, said Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas […]