Greenhouse, nursery regulatory pesticide applicator compliance workshop Dec. 1 in Overton

OVERTON – A greenhouse and nursery regulatory compliance workshop for pesticide applicators is scheduled for Dec. 1 in Overton. The workshop will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop is specifically designed for greenhouse ornamental and nursery growers, […]

Wine-grape growers workshop Dec. 15 in Canton

CANTON – A workshop for prospective wine grape growers is Dec. 15 in Canton. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event is focused on educating residents in growing grapes as a hobby and commercially where favorable to their production in Texas.  The workshop will be a full day of research-based education information to prepare attendees […]

Pesticide applicator training Dec. 5 in Overton

OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a pesticide applicators training from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 in Overton. The program will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. Cost is $35 per person if preregistered by Dec. 1 and $50 […]

Circadian clock discovery could help boost water efficiency in food plants

DALLAS — A discovery by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists in Dallas provides new insights about the biological or circadian clock, how it regulates high water-use efficiency in some plants, and how others, including food plants, might be improved for the same efficiency, possibly to grow in conditions uninhabitable for them today. The scientists in […]

Food safety training for producers Nov. 28 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – A produce safety course will be at the O.D. Butler Jr. Animal Science Complex, 7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway in College Station Nov. 13. The course will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $40 for individuals. The fee covers lunch, refreshments, educational materials and one certificate […]

Free soil fertility tests for Lampasas River Watershed residents

TEMPLE – The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership is offering free soil testing now until Nov. 8 to farmers, ranchers and homeowners within the Lampasas River watershed, said Lisa Prcin, Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate, Temple. “A soil test will give you the necessary information on what levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients are in […]

North Texas seminar for pest control pros is low-cost CEU opportunity

RICHARDSON — The Fall Pest Management Seminar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers one of the most cost-effective options for professional continuing education units, or CEUs, in the region, organizers said. “Early registration is $70, and that includes lunch,” said Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension urban entomologist in Dallas.   The course, scheduled […]