Saurav Kumar joins Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso

EL PASO– Dr. Saurav Kumar has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso as a water specialist and assistant professor. Kumar’s research program, Water System Dynamics and Resilience, will focus on holistic water resources systems dynamics modeling by integrating remotely sensed data in water quality and quantity simulation framework. Kumar’s research emphasis […]

WT, AgriLife announce $1 million Texas A&M Chancellor’s Research Initiative

WRITER: Brittany Castillo, 806-651-2682, CONTACT: Dr. Angela Spaulding, 806-651-2731; Dr. Kevin Pond, 806-651-2550,; Dr. Emily Hunt, 806-651-5257, CANYON — Officials from The Texas A&M University System, TAMUS, announced a Chancellor’s Research Initiative, or CRI, between two agency members – West Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife on May 23 in […]

Quadros joins AgriLife Research in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — Dr. Danilo “Dan” Quadros has been hired as a postdoctoral research associate for Texas A&M AgriLife Research, San Angelo. He will be working with Dr. Travis Whitney, AgriLife Research livestock nutritionist, San Angelo. “The Texas A&M University System, through the AgriLife system, is recognized worldwide for its cutting-edge research and the quality […]

AgriLife Research, TPWD hold sheep, goat workshop in Sonora

SONORA – Texas A&M AgriLife Research recently held a two-day sheep and goat workshop in collaboration with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The workshop was held at the Sonora station, which is part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. It helped create a dialogue between the state agencies […]

AgriLife Extension’s Birding the Hills set Oct. 7-11 in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a multi-day birding workshop Oct. 7-11 in Fredericksburg. Birding the Hills will be limited to 15 participants. Online registration is available at The total cost is $850, with $500 required to reserve a spot. The cost includes lunch and dinner while in the field […]

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers gain ground in rose rosette battle

COLLEGE STATION — A comprehensive national effort among 30 industry and academic entities led by Texas A&M is gaining ground in the battle against rose rosette. The disease has claimed an estimated $40-$50 million in rose industry losses alongside thousands of jobs, researchers said. The team has tracked the disease across the U.S., developed new […]

Institute to hold water quality meeting May 21 in Rogers

ROGERS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a meeting May 21 in Rogers for anyone interested in joining a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist […]

Volunteers remove 3,640 pounds of trash, debris during Geronimo, Alligator creeks clean-up

NEW BRAUNFELS — Ninety-nine volunteers worked to remove 3,640 pounds of trash and debris from 12 miles of roadside areas that drain to area creeks during the recent seventh Annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Clean-Up event. Geronimo Creek, and its tributary Alligator Creek, flows through Comal and Guadalupe counties.  Both were identified for watershed protection […]

Texas A&M-designed irrigation runoff mitigation system patented, available for licensing

COLLEGE STATION – Just as temperatures begin to heat up and lawns begin to seemingly beg for water, Texas A&M AgriLife faculty were recognized at a patent award banquet for their irrigation runoff mitigation system. With water waste a growing problem nationwide, an interdisciplinary team of engineers, irrigation researchers and turfgrass experts have spent the […]

Well water screening opportunity set for May 14 in Refugio

REFUGIO — The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a well water screening May 14 in Refugio to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water evaluated. The screening will be from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office at 414B N. Alamo St. A meeting explaining screening results will […]