AgriLife Extension program bolsters Texas schools’ pest management approach

DALLAS — More than a decade of work alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts in integrated pest management, or IPM, has culminated in national certification of four Texas school districts as “IPM Stars,” said Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension school IPM specialist in Dallas. IPM Star certification from the IPM Institute of North America was […]

AgriLife Extension’s Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference May 3-4 sets tour of historic ranches

SAN ANGELO – Attendees to  the upcoming Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference May 3-4 in San Angelo are in for the rare treat of touring two area ranches, the conference coordinator said. “We will be touring two historic Concho Valley ranches — the Duff Ranch and the Head of the River Ranch — the second […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Extension converge at EarthX April 20-22

DALLAS – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will showcase environmental initiatives in more than 2,400 square feet of display booth space at EarthX April 20-22. “The world’s largest environmental experience,” according to EarthX’s event website, takes place at Fair Park, Dallas. The three-day event includes an exposition, conference and […]

Dallas Urban Quail Appreciation Day May 18

MESQUITE – Urban Quail Appreciation Day, May 18, welcomes North Texans around Dallas to learn about what people can do to reverse declining quail populations, organizers said. The event runs from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Texas Engineering Extension Service OSHA Training Institute Education Center, 15515 Interstate Highway 20, Mesquite. The appreciation day is held […]

Feedyard greenhouse gas study analyzes emissions, mitigation factors

AMARILLO – A week spent in a feedyard pen is helping researchers gain a better understanding of greenhouse gas emissions. Their goal is to improve the national inventory of greenhouse gases and determine potential mitigation measures. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service are collaborating to analyze nitrous oxide and […]

Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting April 19 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – Those interested in the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan are invited to attend the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting April 19. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is being hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and will be held at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building at 1793 U.S. […]

Improving Carancahua Bay water quality focus of April 24 meeting

LOLITA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting an April 24 meeting in Lolita for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in Carancahua Bay. The free meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Lolita United Methodist Church, 94 College St. Michael Schramm, an institute research […]

April 25 course will review rain garden design, construction, maintenance

FORT WORTH — Dr. Fouad Jaber, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecological engineering specialist in Dallas, will deliver an April 25 course on designing, building and maintaining gardens that take maximum advantage of rainwater and stormwater runoff. The course, Rain Garden: Design, Building and Maintenance from Backyard to Parking Lot, will be in the Azalea […]