Partnership offers assistance to repair, replace septic systems in Attoyac Bayou watershed

NACOGDOCHES – The Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership is offering a septic system repair and replacement program to residents in the Attoyac Bayou watershed to help improve and protect the watershed’s water quality. Funding and technical assistance are available to homeowners to repair or replace malfunctioning aerobic or conventional septic systems within the watershed, according to […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop for Plum Creek watershed set Sept. 26

LOCKHART–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26 in Lockhart for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Plum Creek watershed. The morning session will be at the Lockhart State Park Recreational Hall, 2012 State Park Road. The afternoon […]

Cotton gin trash finding new life for electrical power

COLLEGE STATION – Finding sustainable markets for gin trash, wood chips and other waste products could be viable in producing more electrical power for a growing global population, according to researchers. A demonstration was held recently on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station showcasing a biomass-fueled fluidized bed gasifier, utilizing cotton gin […]

Improving U.S. melon crop focus of $4.4 million study at Texas A&M AgriLife Research

COLLEGE STATION — More than $4.4 million is being funded to discover ways to improve the U.S. melon industry through a grant to scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and in seven other states. The monies, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, were part of $35 million given […]

AgriLife sets annual ram test start for Sept. 11

SAN ANGELO – Sept. 11 will mark the start of the 2017-2018 annual Ram Performance Test conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife. The testing calendar will start with the Sept. 11 delivery of the Rambouillet rams to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. Dr. Reid Redden, […]

Hold the water: Expert says wait until cotton flowering stage to irrigate

CHILLICOTHE – Almost five years of data indicate producers can save as much as 40 percent of their water on a cotton crop by better timing their irrigation, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Paul DeLaune, an AgriLife Research environmental soil scientist at Vernon, has conducted long-term conservation tillage and irrigation studies […]

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 […]

Flood-damaged documents, books may be salvageable with electron beam technology

COLLEGE STATION – Documents, books and similar items soaked and muddied in the potentially sewage-laden flood waters produced by Hurricane Harvey may be salvageable with the use of electronic beam technology.            “This technology has been used around the world to save documents and paintings that otherwise would be lost,” said Dr. Suresh Pillai, director of […]

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, […]