Economist: Marketing plans can help Central Texas farmers capitalize on grain markets

McGREGOR – The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such as soybeans would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Mark Welch, grains marketing economist in College Station, told farmers at the Central Texas Small Grain Field Day at the McGregor Research Center that a Purdue […]

Water quality training May 15 in Cameron will focus on Big Elm Creek

CAMERON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to Big Elm Creek will be held from 8 a.m.-noon May 15 at the Yards of Cameron, 301 Adams Ave. in Cameron. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board with the […]

AgriLife Research to study prenatal stress impacts in cattle

OVERTON – A $382,800 federal grant will fund research to identify the impacts of prenatal stress on beef cattle DNA, white blood cells, other tissue and subsequent changes in genetics related to temperament, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Ron Randel, AgriLife Research physiologist, said the three-year grant will finance research focused on […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set May 8 in Bay City

BAY CITY – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 8 for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Tres Palacios Creek and Lower Colorado River watersheds. The morning session of the Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will be at […]

Texas A&M AgriLife’s novel winter-hardy hibiscus hybrids hitting U.S. market

VERNON – The 2018 Summer Spice Hardy Hibiscus collection by Texas A&M AgriLife Research debuts this weekend with 11 cultivars commercialized by J. Berry Nursery in Grand Saline. “For the first time ever, in collaboration with J. Berry Nursery, we have developed a number of compact cultivars with novel flower colors ranging from the illusive […]

Mystic Spires Blue Salvia latest Texas Superstar release

COLLEGE STATION – A new and improved salvia variety — Mystic Spires Improved Blue Salvia – has been named the latest Texas Superstar and is available for purchase in retail garden centers and nurseries. Mystic Spires Improved was named a 2018 Texas Superstar plant by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Extension converge at EarthX April 20-22

DALLAS – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will showcase environmental initiatives in more than 2,400 square feet of display booth space at EarthX April 20-22. “The world’s largest environmental experience,” according to EarthX’s event website, takes place at Fair Park, Dallas. The three-day event includes an exposition, conference and […]

Improving Carancahua Bay water quality focus of April 24 meeting

LOLITA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting an April 24 meeting in Lolita for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in Carancahua Bay. The free meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Lolita United Methodist Church, 94 College St. Michael Schramm, an institute research […]

Water well owner training April 24 in Stephenville

STEPHENVILLE — A Texas Well Owner Network training has been scheduled for April 24 in Stephenville. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1229 N. US Highway 281. It is offered to area private water well owners through […]