Well owner network offers screening Nov. 5 in Mason

MASON — The Texas Well Owner Network invites Mason area residents to have their well water screened Nov. 5 in Mason. The screening will be from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Mason County, 505 Moody St. It is presented by AgriLife Extension and Texas Water Resources Institute in partnership […]

New Training for veterinarians in 14 African countries to help combat infectious diseases

COLLEGE STATION – Some 180 veterinarians drawn from 14 African countries will benefit from In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology, or ISAVET, a training program launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, of the United Nations and the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The countries involved include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, […]

Simpson named Agricultural Engineer of the Year by ASABE Texas Section

COLLEGE STATION – Shay Simpson, associate program director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research Corporate Relations, has been named Agricultural Engineer of the Year by the Texas Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Simpson received the award at the Texas Section annual meeting in Temple. “This award recognizes a Texas Section ASABE […]

Texas A&M leads $5.7 million research project to attack annual bluegrass

COLLEGE STATION – The most widely grown irrigated crop in the U.S. – turfgrass – is being threatened by annual bluegrass, and Texas A&M AgriLife is leading a project to find solutions. Texas A&M AgriLife is joining scientists across the nation to address the threat through a project called Research and Extension to Address Herbicide-Resistance […]

Mill Creek partnership meeting Nov. 5 in Bellville to focus on rainwater harvesting

BELLVILLE — The Mill Creek Watershed Partnership will host a meeting focusing on rainwater harvesting from 6-7:15 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Austin County, 20 S. Holland St., Bellville. There is no cost to attend the program. Sign in and refreshments will be at 5:30 p.m. and the […]

Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center at Texas A&M designated Center for Excellence

COLLEGE STATION – The Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been designated as a National Center of Excellence on Melons by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA. NIFA Centers for Excellence are recognized by their success […]

Texas A&M AgriLife breaks ground on new poultry biosafety research facility

COLLEGE STATION – A groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 25 for the new Biological Safety Level-II research facility at the Texas A&M University Poultry Research Center, 1202 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South in College Station. Merck Animal Health and Tyson Foods have provided gift funding for the new research facility, which aims to solve health-related challenges […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 7 in Lufkin

LUFKIN — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Angelina County, 2201 S. Medford Drive in Lufkin. The “Well Educated” training is free and open to the public. Dr. Drew Gholson, AgriLife Extension program specialist and TWON […]

AgriLife study: High biomass sorghums can compete under water-stressed circumstances

AMARILLO – Bioenergy or high biomass sorghum can be grown in water-stressed situations and still produce good yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study being conducted at Bushland and in Kansas. Dr. Qingwu Xue, AgriLife Research plant physiologist in Amarillo, said this year’s environmental conditions at Bushland provided an excellent opportunity to evaluate […]

Urban riparian, stream restoration workshop set for Nov. 7 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 in San Antonio for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects around the area. The morning session of the Urban Stream Processes and Restoration Training workshop will be at the San Antonio […]