Navasota River watershed protection plan accepted by EPA

COLLEGE STATION – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently accepted the Navasota River Watershed Protection Plan, developed by the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Navasota River Watershed Partnership. The plan was accepted as a result of its meeting the agency’s national guidelines for watershed-based plans and effectively outlining a strategy to improve the watershed’s […]

Lower Rio Grande Valley soil testing campaign runs through January

WESLACO– The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the Lower Rio Grande Valley is offering its annual soil testing campaign Oct. 11-Jan. 31, according to agency personnel. “We’re encouraging all commercial agricultural producers in Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties to take part in this free soil testing campaign to help with nutrient management and  improve water […]

Water quality training Oct. 25 in Sulphur Springs

SULPHUR SPRINGS – A free Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Running Creek and Elm Creek watersheds will be from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 25. The workshop will be in the Southwest Dairy Museum, 1210 Houston St. in Sulphur Springs. Lunch will be provided at noon for attendees who preregister on or […]

Fisher County area well water screening Oct. 2 in Roby

ROBY — Residents of Fisher County can have their well water screened from 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Clear Fork Groundwater Conservation District at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center, 601 W. South 1st St. in Roby. The screening is hosted by the Texas Well Owner Network and presented by Texas A&M AgriLife […]

New citrus planting method stops bugs, yields additional benefits

WESLACO — A planting design that outwitted a weevil in Texas citrus groves has yielded numerous other benefits for growers and brought better quality oranges and grapefruits to consumers, experts say. Enter the Diaprepes root weevil in 2000. The insect was found to be chewing up Texas citrus tree roots underground, then busting through the […]