Brown patch, large patch diseases plague Texas lawns in cool, wet September

COLLEGE STATION — Cases of the turfgrass disease commonly identified as brown patch — more likely large patch in most warm-season turfgrasses — have spiked during a cool September that broke rainfall records across parts of the state, according to specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Large patch and brown patch are caused […]

Institute to host agricultural best management training Oct. 10 in Riesel

RIESEL — The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host an Agricultural Best Management Practices for Watershed Planning Training on Oct 10. in Riesel for watershed coordinators and water professionals. The training is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Riesel Lion’s Club, 1270 E. Frederick St. Nathan Glavy, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

TWRI to hold Sept. 25 meeting on improving water quality on Cibolo Creek

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Grace Bible Church, 390 Farm-to-Market Road  1346 in La Vernia. […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Sept. 19 in Corsicana

CORSICANA – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a free Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19 in Corsicana for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Richland-Chambers Reservoir watershed. The morning session will be at the Corsicana Public Library, 100 N. […]

Water well owner training set for Sept. 25 in Carthage

CARTHAGE — A Texas Well Owner Network. or TWON, training has been scheduled for Sept. 25 in Carthage. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8 a.m.-noon at the Panola County Expo Center, 2 Ballpark Road. A lunch, sponsored by the Panola Soil and Water Conservation District and Panola […]

Winemiller honored by the American Fisheries Society

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Kirk Winemiller has received the American Fisheries Society Award of Excellence and was inducted as a Fellow at the society’s 2018 annual meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Winemiller is a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and Regents Professor in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, […]

Texas Water Resources Institute protection plan for Lavaca River accepted by EPA

COLLEGE STATION – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently accepted the Lavaca River Watershed Protection Plan developed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI. According to its developers, the plan outlines a strategy to restore water quality in the watershed. The institute is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Disaster-resilient communities focus of Aug. 25 conference in La Marque

LA MARQUE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Galveston County in partnership with Texans Recovering Together will present a half-day conference called “A Disaster-Resilient Community: Reclaiming Mental, Physical and Financial Health” on Aug. 25 in La Marque. The conference is free and will be from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office, […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to hold water quality meeting Aug. 23 in Belton

BELTON – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting Aug. 23 in Belton for anyone interested in joining a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and […]