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 […]

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 […]

Researchers stumped by plants with multiple chromosomes set January meeting to collaborate

COLLEGE STATION — Some of the world’s most beloved plants — coffee, bananas, potatoes, chrysanthemums and roses, to name a few — could be made even better, but the complexity of their chromosomes either stumps or stifles scientists who study them.             “They’re polyploids, which means instead of having two sets of chromosomes like humans […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set Oct. 3 in Robstown

ROBSTOWN–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop in the Robstown area from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3 for local residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Lower Nueces River watershed. The morning session will be at the Nueces County Emergency Services District No. […]

Crapemyrtle pest to be targeted by $3.3 million grant to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

COLLEGE STATION — The most popular flowering shrub in the U.S. has a new ally in a fight against a new, devastating exotic pest. A $3.3 million grant will fund the study “Systematic Strategies to Manage Crapemyrtle Bark Scale” to be led by Dr. Mengmeng Gu, associate professor and ornamental horticulturist for Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop for Plum Creek watershed set Sept. 26

LOCKHART–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26 in Lockhart for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Plum Creek watershed. The morning session will be at the Lockhart State Park Recreational Hall, 2012 State Park Road. The afternoon […]