Navasota River watershed protection plan accepted by EPA

COLLEGE STATION – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently accepted the Navasota River Watershed Protection Plan, developed by the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Navasota River Watershed Partnership. The plan was accepted as a result of its meeting the agency’s national guidelines for watershed-based plans and effectively outlining a strategy to improve the watershed’s […]

Social media training for water professionals Nov. 6-7 in Lewisville

LEWISVILLE – The Texas Water Resources Institute will host a social media workshop for natural resources professionals Nov. 6-7 at the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, 900 N. Kelly St. in Lewisville. “Finding Success for Science through Social Media — Tips, Tools and Tactics for Natural Resource Professionals” will be from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 6 […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — Oct. 11

EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s report was delayed due to the Columbus Day holiday. Cool, cloudy, wet weather creates problems for Panhandle cotton production Writers: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, Contacts: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5663, Dr. Emi Kimura, 940-552-9941, AMARILLO – Poor weather conditions in the Rolling and High Plains could […]

Lower Rio Grande Valley soil testing campaign runs through January

WESLACO– The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the Lower Rio Grande Valley is offering its annual soil testing campaign Oct. 11-Jan. 31, according to agency personnel. “We’re encouraging all commercial agricultural producers in Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties to take part in this free soil testing campaign to help with nutrient management and  improve water […]

Third annual Insecta Fiesta set Nov. 2 at San Antonio Garden Center

SAN ANTONIO – Adventurous diners can enjoy a night of entomophagy at the third annual Insecta Fiesta from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 New Braunfels Ave. in San Antonio. The center is adjacent to the San Antonio Botanical Garden. “Attendees will be served a gourmet four-course Indian/Latin-fusion meal featuring […]

Water quality training Nov. 7 in Nacogdoches to focus on Attoyac Bayou watershed

NACOGDOCHES – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Attoyac Bayou watershed will be from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center, 3805 N.W. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches. The free workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water […]

Entomologists: South Central Texas residents can expect return of familiar pests

AUSTIN — Fire ants, hackberry psyllids and other insect pests are expected to make a return appearance in South Central Texas during the fall, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. “Fire ant mounds are popping back up with the rain we’ve been getting lately,” said Wizzie Brown, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Travis County. “Fall is […]

Fall a good time to ‘get your green on’ in gardens, landscapes

SAN ANTONIO — Fall is a good time for landscaping, vegetable gardening, composting, fertilizing and other horticultural activities in South Central Texas, said two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturists serving that area. “Right now, warm-weather vegetables should be growing and flourishing in the vegetable garden, but their season is coming to an end,” said […]

Water quality training Oct. 25 in Sulphur Springs

SULPHUR SPRINGS – A free Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Running Creek and Elm Creek watersheds will be from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 25. The workshop will be in the Southwest Dairy Museum, 1210 Houston St. in Sulphur Springs. Lunch will be provided at noon for attendees who preregister on or […]