AgriLife Extension sprinkler system lab to receive certification

COLLEGE STATION – New lawn sprinklers have built-in pressure regulators, but how accurate are they? That’s the question he will soon be able to answer, said Charles Swanson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation specialist, College Station. Swanson manages the Irrigation Technology Programs Lab of the department of biological and agricultural engineering department at Texas […]

Texas crop, weather for Oct. 6, 2015

COLLEGE STATION — On Oct. 9-10, the Texas A&M University department of biological and agricultural engineering at College Station will celebrate its 100-year birthday, and you’re invited. Officially, the outdoor centennial event is called a “technology fair,” but that title could be misleading, said Russell McGee, Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer, College Station. There should […]

Class on high-strength wastewater systems set Oct. 26 -27 at AgriLife Center

TEMPLE – A two-day class, “Analyzing Wastewater Systems for High-Strength Waste and Hydraulic Loading,” has been set for Oct. 26-27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 720 East Blackland Road, Temple. Professional wastewater site evaluators, designers, installers, regulators, operation, maintenance and monitoring services providers can earn 16 continuing education units, said Dr. […]

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles workshop set Aug. 17-18

COLLEGE STATION – A “High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” workshop is scheduled Aug. 17-18 at the Gates Ballroom, Room 2400, in the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University Campus, College Station. Registration is limited to 250 people . Before July 31, the cost for graduated students is $20; for postdoctoral students, […]

Center for Air Quality Engineering workshop trains the regulators

COLLEGE STATION – Whether they work for the government or private industry, air quality regulators can receive the most up-to-date research-based training through a new workshop program at the Center for Agricultural Air Quality Engineering and Science at College Station. Air pollution in Texas is regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which is […]

Air Emissions Project to Get Under Way at Oklahoma Swine Operation

AMARILLO — Determining how much air emissions area hog facilities release from their buildings is a two-year project for a local Texas Agricultural Experiment Station air quality engineer. Dr. Ken Casey will take part in the 2.5-year, $14.6 million study to measure levels of hydrogen sulfide, particulate matter (dust), ammonia, nitrous oxide, volatile organic compounds […]