Water well owner training set for July 26 in Bellville

BELLVILLE — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for July 26 in Bellville. The Well Educated training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-5 p.m. at Bellville VFD, 511 W. Main St. It is being offered to area private water well owners through collaboration with […]

Texas A&M AgriLife experts remind Texans to teach children water safety

COLLEGE STATION – With temperatures hitting triple digits and more children headed to backyard and community swimming pools, lakes and beaches, now is a good time to teach kids about water safety, said Texas A&M AgriLife experts. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional and preventable death in children ages […]

New Texas A&M AgriLife leader continues Texas tour

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M’s new vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences is touring the state for a first-hand look at new innovations to better align agriculture with a health focus to benefit producers, consumers, the environment and the economy. Dr. Patrick Stover, also acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, is […]

Understanding how to control ‘jumping’ genes

COLLEGE STATION – A team of Texas A&M University and Texas AgriLife Research scientists have made a new discovery of how a single protein, Serrate, plays dual roles in controlling jumping genes. The work will greatly help scientists manipulate gene expression for breeding better crops as well as design a more efficient therapeutic strategy for […]

71st annual Beaumont rice field day July 12

BEAUMONT – Emerging Technologies for Texas Rice will be the theme for the 71st annual field day July 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Beaumont, 1509 Aggie Drive. The free event begins with field tours at 8 a.m., an indoor program at 10:45 a.m. and a noon barbecue luncheon. The afternoon organic […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training July 12 in Seguin

SEGUIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training with the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership on July 12 in Seguin. The free event will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 U.S. […]

Texas A&M is ‘go to’ authority on controlling international fire ant invasion

COLLEGE STATION – South Korea has asked Texas A&M University for help in stopping an alien pest new to their country, but all too familiar to most Texans, officials said.                 “The red imported fire ant has invaded Asia over the last few years, but the South Korean invasion is brand new,” said Dr. David […]

Shan appointed director of Borlaug Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnologies

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Libo Shan has been appointed director of the Norman E. Borlaug Center Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, or IPGB, at Texas A&M University in College Station. “We are pleased to have Dr. Shan in this leadership role as we continue to discover new, innovative technologies that help solve complex challenges,” […]

Top turfgrass producers converge in Dallas, preview latest zoysia, St. Augustine research

DALLAS — About a dozen of Texas’ leading turfgrass producers toured Texas A&M AgriLife Research facilities where ongoing studies aim to breed the next generation of high quality, resilient turfgrass varieties for the consumer market. The Dallas turfgrass breeding team, led by AgriLife Research scientist Dr. Ambika Chandra, welcomed the Turfgrass Producers of Texas, or […]

‘Basket of Fire’ pepper latest Texas Superstar release

COLLEGE STATION – A new pepper variety — Basket of Fire – which combines ornamental and edible variety characteristics, is the latest Texas Superstar available for purchase in retail garden centers and nurseries. The Basket of Fire pepper variety was named a 2018 Texas Superstar plant by Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]