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, […]

Institute to hold July 18 meeting on improving water quality in Mid and Lower Cibolo Creeks

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting July 18 for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower portions of the Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall, 12301 U.S. Highway […]

Dallas turf breeder reelected to Texas A&M University System research council

DALLAS – Dr. Ambika Chandra, lead scientist of the turfgrass breeding program at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Dallas, has been reelected to a new three-year term representing Texas A&M AgriLife Research on the Texas A&M University System Council of Principal Investigators, or CPI. The CPI serves as an interface between researchers […]

New potato varieties to be highlighted at July 13 field day near Springlake

SPRINGLAKE – The annual Potato Field Day in the High Plains featuring the Texas A&M University AgriLife Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program will be July 13. The program is jointly hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Bruce Barrett Springlake Potatoes Inc. Attendees should assemble at 10 a.m. at Springlake Potato Sales, located 12.5 […]

AgriLife Research scientific contributions at Overton center spans 50 years

OVERTON — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton will celebrate 50 years serving Texans on July 12. For half a century, Texas A&M AgriLife Research has conducted trials and developed new innovations to help East Texas and Texas producers optimize their operations and to provide quality goods, including flowers, fruits and […]

High tunnel value proven in High Plains vegetable production

AMARILLO – High tunnels at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station near Bushland have made a difference between having a vegetable crop and not having one. “Texas A&M AgriLife Research is really trying to reinvigorate their vegetable program, putting extra effort into production across the state,” said Dr. Charlie Rush, AgriLife Research plant pathologist in […]

AgriLife Extension’s reach is rooted in East Texas

SMITH COUNTY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton will celebrate 50 years serving Texans on July 12. AgriLife Extension has grown to become a statewide, national and international agricultural education agency over the past 100-plus years. Over the past 50 years, the Overton center has helped guide cattle, forage, ornamental […]

McMillan Foundation, Montgomery family, local leaders lured AgriLife center to Overton 50 years ago

OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton wouldn’t be where it is today if not for the McMillan Foundation, the Montgomery family and local leaders, the longtime center director said. The Overton center staff will welcome the public, state and area officials and Texas A&M University System officials to the […]

Beef Cattle Short Course animal health sessions Aug 7-9 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION  – Animal health issues affecting the Texas beef industry will be the focus of several sessions at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 7-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The short course is the largest beef cattle educational event in the country and attracts more than 1,600 beef cattle […]