New AgriLife Extension Service graphic guides target school pests

DALLAS —Three new infographics and two detailed publications from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service help demystify the best practices for controlling pests in schools, universities and other areas where humans occupy close quarters. “The average person, while not a pest control expert, is definitely affected when an infestation occurs,” said Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension […]

Edgewood ISD elementary students get opportunity to Learn, Grow, Eat and Go!

SAN ANTONIO –  More than 200 students from Alonso S. Perales Elementary School in the Edgewood Independent School District recently participated in the kickoff of a 10-week program being presented in low-income areas of Bexar County. The Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! initiative of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and its Junior Master Gardener […]

Sorghum silage field day adds nutritional education to crop production

AMARILLO – When producers showed up to the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage sorghum silage tour near Bushland, little did they know they would be getting a muffin and a nutrition education. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Amarillo, added Lizabeth Gresham, AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent for Potter County, […]

RNA discovery could help boost plant drought, salt tolerance

DALLAS — Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists have discovered a ribonucleic acid, or RNA, that can increase the thale cress plant’s resistance to stress from drought and salt. The discovery could help illuminate a new pathway to engineering drought- and salt-tolerant plants, including food crops, said Dr. Liming Xiong, AgriLife Research associate professor, Dallas. The […]

Free testing for private water well owners in Hurricane Harvey flood area

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer multiple well-water testing opportunities after Hurricane Harvey left potential contamination in its wake. Residents who have private water wells in the area affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey should assume their water is contaminated and have it tested, said Dr. Diane […]

Free testing for Wharton County private water well owners after Hurricane Harvey

WHARTON — Wharton County area residents who want to have their well water tested should pick up a free water sampling test kit from their local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office, said Dr. Diane Boellstorff, AgriLife Extension water resource specialist, College Station. Private water well owners whose wells flooded from the recent rains should assume […]

Fort Worth workshop to review legal protections for landowners

FORT WORTH – A Sept. 29 workshop in Fort Worth will guide landowners through the legal aspects of protecting their property under a range of circumstances. Conservation easements, estate tax planning, fencing law and condemnation strategy are all part of an agenda that includes speakers from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University […]

Leading Through Change virtual conference set Sept. 26-29

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Military Families Learning Network military caregiving team will provide a four-day “Leading Through Change” virtual learning event for veteran-assisting professionals Sept. 26-29. The 2017 Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference provides a unique opportunity to obtain professional development and interactive resources for end users who may […]

Free testing for private water wells after Hurricane Harvey

VICTORIA — Private water well owners whose wells flooded from the recent rains should assume their well water is contaminated until tested, according to Dr. Diane Boellstorff, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist, College Station. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth or even […]

Partnership offers assistance to repair, replace septic systems in Attoyac Bayou watershed

NACOGDOCHES – The Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership is offering a septic system repair and replacement program to residents in the Attoyac Bayou watershed to help improve and protect the watershed’s water quality. Funding and technical assistance are available to homeowners to repair or replace malfunctioning aerobic or conventional septic systems within the watershed, according to […]