Texas A&M AgriLife helping address disease deadly to bats

COLLEGE STATION – The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in hibernating bats has been detected on three species in the Texas counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Hardeman, King and Scurry. Bats play an important role in controlling insect populations that pose threats to Texas crops as well as assist in crop pollination. In 2011, the authors […]

Water well trainings and screenings set for April in the Panhandle

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings throughout the Texas Panhandle in April, said program coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is partnering with AgriLife Extension and the network on these programs. “Private well owners in Texas are independently responsible for monitoring the quality […]

Carnivore Management Program in Uvalde will have ‘meaty’ topics for area landowners

UVALDE – A Carnivore Management Program will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 30 in the auditorium of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, 1619 Garner Field Road. “Predator control is a subject of interest to many ranchers and producers,” said Dr. Maureen Frank, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist […]

Annual Geronimo, Alligator creeks cleanup slated for April 8

SEGUIN – The fifth annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Cleanup Event for the Seguin and New Braunfels area is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon April 8. The event is coordinated by the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership as part of implementation efforts for the area’s watershed protection plan. The plan was developed by local stakeholders after […]

West Texas bees doubt groundhog’s extended winter prediction

SAN ANGELO – SPLAT! West Texas honey bees are on the move, so motorists shouldn’t be surprised if their windshields are strafed by a hapless swarm in coming weeks, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist. Dr. Charles Allen, of San Angelo, said the unusually warm February, touted as the warmest on record here, […]

Specialty irrigation courses offered in College Station March 14-15

COLLEGE STATION – Two specialty irrigation courses will be offered in College Station on permitting of wastewater for irrigation use and advanced landscape irrigation auditing March 14-15. The courses, Permitting of Alternative Water for Irrigation and Advanced Landscape Irrigation Auditing, are offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Cost for both courses is $165. […]