Young students learn practical applications of science at AgriLife center in Uvalde

UVALDE – About 40 students from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde recently got a firsthand look at how scientific knowledge is applied at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center to benefit agricultural producers, consumers and the environment. “Educational outreach is an important part of our center’s mission,” said Dr. Daniel Leskovar,  director […]

Texas 4-H awards grants to clubs in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation have collaborated to award 28 grants totaling $124,674 toward the support of efforts by 4-H clubs in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. “The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation have seen the ultimate caring […]

Experts: deforestation threatening the diversity of Amazon fish species

COLLEGE STATION – A paper published in the Journal of Applied Ecology by two Texas A&M University scientists warns of impacts to fisheries and fish diversity, stemming from continued deforestation of the Amazon River.                 The paper, “Relationships between forest cover and fish diversity in the Amazon River floodplain,” can be read in its entirety […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 7, 2017

LUBBOCK – Peanut harvest has started across the state, and harvested acres provided good to great yields for Texas producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Woodward, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist and statewide peanut specialist, Lubbock, said harvest is underway and progressing rapidly. Initial yield estimates are average to above-average […]

Rouquette awarded 2017 Distinguished Alumni at Texas A&M-Kingsville

OVERTON – Dr. Monte Rouquette Jr., Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage physiologist, was recently named as a 2017 Distinguished Alumni for Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Rouquette, of Fulton, earned his bachelor of science degree in agronomy in 1965, when the university was known as the Texas College of Art and Industries. He earned his master of […]

AgriLife eyes ways to match offspring with their dams using new producer-friendly technologies

SAN ANGELO – The age-old problem of matching ewes with their offspring is getting some help from modern technology, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “For a sizeable group of animals, matching lambs with their mothers can turn into a logistical and economic nightmare,” said Dr. Reid Redden, AgriLife Extension state sheep and […]

Bexar County youth give back to community during One Day 4-H

SAN ANTONIO – As 4-H club members and adult volunteers from Bexar County participated in One Day 4-H community service projects in and around San Antonio earlier this month, their counterparts throughout the state were engaged in similar projects, said Texas 4-H coordinators. “One Day 4-H is a statewide community service initiative of Texas 4-H, […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set Nov. 8 in Brenham

BRENHAM – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8 in Brenham for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Mill Creek watershed. The morning session will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, 1305 E. […]