Bermuda grass program slated for June 27 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Bermuda Grass Stem Maggot and Hay Management Program June 27 in Floresville. The free program, sponsored by the AgriLife Extension offices in Atascosa, Bexar and Guadalupe counties, will be from 5:30-8 p.m. at Wehe Farms, 559 County Road 406. “We have had sufficient rain […]

Lillibridge named Global Health and Innovation Center director

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Scott Lillibridge has been named the director for the Center for Global Health and Innovation, a multi-year collaborative effort with Royal Philips and The Texas A&M University System. The center is administered through Texas A&M AgriLife, College Station. Lillibridge will continue to serve the Texas A&M University Health Science Center as […]

Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Training to be July 26-28 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Youth Gardens Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Bexar County is now accepting applications for its summer Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Training Class 11 through July 14. The training is designed for educators and volunteers and will be presented jointly by AgriLife Extension and Bexar County Master […]

4-H military program youth makes mark in academics, photography, community service

SAN ANTONIO — David Zulli, 18, a recent graduate of the John Jay Science and Engineering Academy at John Jay High School in San Antonio, might not have his driver’s license yet, but he has already excelled at various academic, artistic and altruistic endeavors. Zulli, who has been involved in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Pond and fish management important during summer months

OVERTON – Texas pond owners can improve and protect their recreational opportunities with vegetation and fish population management during the summer months, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. As temperatures increase and summer nears, recreational activities on Texas farm and ranch ponds will increase, said Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife and fisheries […]

Texas Citizen Planner courses offered to elected, appointed officials

HOUSTON — The Texas Citizen Planner program will offer three courses on planning and hazard mitigation for local elected and appointed officials, organizers said.   The classes will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. May 25, June 29 and July 13 at Houston TranStar, 6922 Katy Road, Houston. Participants may elect to take […]

Freeze stunts Texas olive industry, but only briefly, growers hope

COLLEGE STATION — Brittle limbs, dropped leaves and dead trees are the telltale marks of three days in January when much of the Texas olive producing area experienced temperatures as low as 12 degrees. It’s a setback for the state’s fledgling olive oil industry, according to Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, College […]