Rainwater harvesting, turf management training July 12 in Seguin

SEGUIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training with the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership on July 12 in Seguin. The free event will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 U.S. […]

Coastal forecast should remind Texans to be vigilant, prepared for floods

COLLEGE STATION – With days of flooding forecast for the southeastern coastal region of the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts remind residents to be vigilant and make preparations for their safety. “While we can’t keep natural disasters like floods from occurring, there’s still a lot we can do to prepare for them and […]

Beef market, weather outlook to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

COLLEGE STATION – The outlook for consumer beef demand as well as price forecasts for the cattle market will be featured during the general session of the 64th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The general session, set for Aug. 6, will feature Randy Blach, CEO […]

Texas A&M is ‘go to’ authority on controlling international fire ant invasion

COLLEGE STATION – South Korea has asked Texas A&M University for help in stopping an alien pest new to their country, but all too familiar to most Texans, officials said.                 “The red imported fire ant has invaded Asia over the last few years, but the South Korean invasion is brand new,” said Dr. David […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report

COLLEGE STATION – Consumers should find good prices and grilling options as retailers feature beef, pork and chicken for the Fourth of July holiday, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said consumers can expect a mixed bag on steak prices, but that overall record pork and […]

Water quality in Mill Creek Watershed to be focus of June 26 meeting in Bleiblerville

BLEIBLERVILLE – The public is invited to attend the Mill Creek Watershed Partnership meeting June 26 in Bleiblerville to discuss restoration and protection of the Mill Creek Watershed. The meeting will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department, 3912 Farm-To-Market Road 2502. The meeting, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and […]

Shan appointed director of Borlaug Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnologies

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Libo Shan has been appointed director of the Norman E. Borlaug Center Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, or IPGB, at Texas A&M University in College Station. “We are pleased to have Dr. Shan in this leadership role as we continue to discover new, innovative technologies that help solve complex challenges,” […]

Region 16 STEM teachers tour AgriLife Research farm

AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Research hosted a group of about 20 science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, teachers from Region 16 schools recently at the research farm near Bushland. “We were interested in showing them the kinds of research we do that involve the STEM disciplines,” said Dr. Brent Auvermann, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Training July 25-27 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Youth Gardens Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Bexar County is now accepting applications for its 12th summer Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Training from July 25-27 in San Antonio. The training is designed for educators and volunteers and will be presented jointly by AgriLife Extension and the […]