Oyster aquaculture focus of March 30 program at South Padre Shell Club

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Oyster aquaculture could offer enhanced oyster production as well as provide environmental benefits, but there has been some public concern over its implementation on the Texas Gulf Coast, according to a Texas Sea Grant and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The pros and cons of oyster aquaculture will be addressed […]

Water quality training April 25 will focus on Cypress Creek

HOUSTON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop related to water quality in Cypress Creek will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. April 25. The workshop will be at the Prairie View A&M Northwest Educational Building, 9449 Grant Road in Houston. It is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and  Texas State Soil and Water […]

New publication examines consequences of groundwater depletion to agriculture

COLLEGE STATION — A new Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, or CAST, paper examines the causes and consequences of groundwater depletion throughout the U.S. with a focus on how this will affect agriculture — the largest sector of groundwater use. The paper, “Aquifer Depletion and Potential Impacts on Long-term Irrigated Agricultural Productivity,” was co-authored […]

Seventh annual Geronimo, Alligator creeks cleanup scheduled for April 6

SEGUIN – The annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Cleanup event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon April 6. This will be the seventh such event coordinated by the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership as part of implementation efforts for the area’s watershed protection plan. “As a volunteer, you can help protect Geronimo and Alligator creeks by collecting […]

Southern Region Water Conference to focus on sustainable water management

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Southern Region Water Conference, titled “Improving Adoption of Sustainable Water Management Practices,” July 23-25 at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, 177 Joe Routt Blvd. in College Station. Dr. Drew Gholson, AgriLife Extension program specialist and conference organizer, said the conference is designed […]

Tres Palacios Creek watershed protection plan meeting set April 10 in Palacios

PALACIOS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting April 10 in Palacios to discuss the implementation of the Tres Palacios Watershed Protection Plan. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Matagorda County Navigation District, 1602 Main St. The institute is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the […]

New turfgrass specialist educates on sustainable management, safety

DALLAS — The newest state turfgrass specialist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service aims to inspire sustainable management of safe sports fields and other turfgrass applications. Dr. Chrissie Segars’ office is at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. Her focus is coaching field managers on a system of approaches where […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to hold planning meeting April 5 in Victoria

VICTORIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting April 5 in Victoria for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Garcitas and Arenosa Creek watersheds. The meeting, free and open to the public, will be at 1 p.m. at the Victoria […]

AgriLife Extension’s Benefiting from Birds workshop set March 27 in Del Rio

DEL RIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a Benefiting from Birds workshop on March 27 at the Dink Wardlaw Ag Complex, 300 E. 17th St. in Del Rio. There is a $25 fee, which includes dinner. RSVP by calling 830-774-7591. This is the first educational program in a three-program series, the […]

Watershed plan training April 3 in Riesel

RIESEL — The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host an Agricultural Best Management Practices for Watershed Planning Training April 3 in Riesel for watershed coordinators and water professionals. The training will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Riesel Lion’s Club, 1270 E. Frederick St. The cost is $50, which includes all materials, […]