Water quality training to be presented Feb. 15 in Palacios

PALACIOS – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Carancahua Bay and Tres Palacios watersheds will be held from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Ave., Palacios. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water […]

AgriLife Research Unmanned Aerial Systems program receives update

COLLEGE STATION – From traditional crop production to livestock, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists from across the state provided updates on a multitude of unmanned aerial systems, or UAS, projects recently in College Station. The AgriLife Research UAS program is one of the largest in the U.S., according to faculty and administrators. The research program […]

Cedar Bayou water quality training rescheduled for Feb. 8

MONT BELVIEU – Due to inclement weather, the Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou originally scheduled for Jan. 17 is postponed to Feb. 8, program coordinators said. “The rescheduled workshop time and location will be the same; only the date will be different,” said Michael Kuitu, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

A Quail’s Tale

COLLEGE STATION – One of the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute’s most popular “spokespersons” for quail appreciation and conservation isn’t a person at all, but a sociable 6-inch-tall northern bobwhite named Kirby. “We have been using Kirby as a ‘life model’ for a variety of educational programs and activities related to the conservation of quail and […]

New zoysia grass performs as ideal putting surface

DALLAS — A first-of-its-kind zoysia grass hybrid promises superior putting green performance and quality while requiring fewer inputs compared to other warm-season turfgrasses on the market, said Dr. Ambika Chandra, Texas A&M AgriLife Research turfgrass breeding program leader in Dallas. The new variety, tested as DALZ 1308, produced average roll distances above 9 feet in […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Feb. 22-23 in Kyle and San Antonio

KYLE/SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in Kyle and San Antonio on Feb. 22 and 23, respectively. Both events are free and open to the public. Participants at either training can also have their soil tested free […]

Youth learn soil conservation, nature appreciation at Long Acres Ranch

RICHMOND –Long Acres Ranch near Richmond recently hosted four groups of fourth- and fifth-grade students from Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, providing firsthand instruction on soil erosion and its effect on the environment. “We were not even officially open before these final groups of 2017 came and to date we’ve already had more than 2,000 […]

2017 Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence presented

COLLEGE STATION –  Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence honors were presented to several statewide faculty and staff of Texas A&M AgriLife during a ceremony Jan. 9 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. “These […]

Four named Faculty Fellows by Texas A&M AgriLife Research

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research named four Faculty Fellows during its awards ceremony Jan. 9 at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Dr. Kirk Winemiller of College Station has been named Senior Faculty Fellow, while Dr. Amir Ibrahim and Dr. Rhonda Miller, also from College Station, and […]

Camp Brisket helps novice pitmasters feed masses

COLLEGE STATION – Nothing beats good brisket and Texas barbecue, but smoking brisket on a barbecue pit can be a daunting task for the novice. “I love barbecuing in general, but the brisket is a very intimidating cut of beef,” said David Nelson of Austin, who attended Camp Brisket recently at Texas A&M University in […]