Texas Water Resources Institute to host water modeling workshop Oct. 5 in Austin

AUSTIN–The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting Introduction to Watershed Modeling Oct. 5 at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality headquarters, 12100 Park 35 Circle in Austin. The workshop will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the commission’s Building B, Room 201A. Cost is $100 and includes course materials, a catered lunch and a certificate […]

Rolling Plains Cotton and Precision Ag Field Day set Oct. 12 near Noodle

NOODLE – The Rolling Plains Cotton and Precision Ag Field Day is set for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on the Lytle Farm north of the community of Noodle in Jones County.            To reach the farm from U.S. Highway 180, drive 8 miles south on Farm-to-Market Road 126. From Interstate 20 at Merkel, drive north […]

Urban Quail Appreciation Day slated Oct. 5 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, San Antonio Quail Coalition and Witte Museum will present the first-ever Urban Quail Appreciation Day from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Memorial Auditorium of the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St., San Antonio. The program will begin with registration and refreshments at 8:30 a.m., followed […]

Emergency meetings scheduled following reports of fumonisin in Texas corn

AMARILLO — Meetings have been scheduled on Sept. 27 in Dimmitt and Dumas to address concerns about the presence of high levels of fumonisin in corn now being harvested in the Texas Panhandle, according to Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Amarillo. The first meeting will be at 9 a.m. at […]

Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting Oct. 12 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – Residents interested in the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan are invited to attend the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting Oct. 12. The meeting is free and open to the public. It is hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and will be at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 U.S. Highway 281 in […]

Pecan weevils’ range growing warns AgriLife Extension expert

COLLEGE STATION – Homeowners and pecan orchard operators are urged to watch for pecan weevils that can decimate a crop right up to harvest, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management specialist at College Station.                 “This is not a new pest, but what is new is that it’s being sighted in […]

Texas Fruit Conference set for Oct. 2-3 in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS — The sixth annual Texas Fruit Conference, scheduled for Oct. 2-3 at the City of New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, 325 S. Castell Ave., will offer a comprehensive program for novice and experienced fruit growers, coordinators said. Early-bird registration is $65 per person by Sept 10. Regular online registration is from Sept. 11-28 […]

New AgriLife Extension Service graphic guides target school pests

DALLAS —Three new infographics and two detailed publications from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service help demystify the best practices for controlling pests in schools, universities and other areas where humans occupy close quarters. “The average person, while not a pest control expert, is definitely affected when an infestation occurs,” said Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension […]

Range training set for Oct. 4 in Menard

MENARD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District are partnering on a range and pesticide training from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Murchison-Whitehead Complex on U.S. Highway 190 West in Menard.                 “This training will offer an excellent opportunity to get abreast of the latest […]

Agricultural leasing workshop set Oct. 19 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The final program in the 2017 series of Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases is scheduled Oct. 19 in San Angelo by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The workshop addresses the legal risks associated with agricultural leases, said Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in Amarillo. […]