East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 7 in Overton

OVERTON – The annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service East Texas Turfgrass Conference will be Feb. 7 in Overton. The program is $35, which includes lunch, and will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053.  The popular yearly event is geared toward both professional turfgrass managers and […]

2018 Research Directors Awards announced at Texas A&M AgriLife Conference

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research honored 10 employees with Research Director’s Awards during the recent AgriLife Conference on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The new Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director’s Awards, established in 2018, recognize the achievements of those who have performed outstanding work that advances the agency’s mission. “Texas […]

Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence presented to Texas A&M faculty and staff

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife faculty and staff received the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence honors during a ceremony Jan. 7 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions displayed across Texas A&M AgriLife and allow for the opportunity to celebrate those […]

Pesticide applicator CEU program Jan. 26 in Hallsville

HALLSVILLE – A continuing education program for pesticide applicators will be held Jan. 26 in Hallsville. The program will be at Gold Hall Community Center, 101 E. Elm St., from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It offers five Texas Agriculture Department continuing education units – three general, one integrated pest management and one laws and […]

Pesticide waste collection in Wharton County leads to $228,000 in savings

WHARTON – With half-empty containers of pesticide stacking up in barns, farmers in the Wharton County area were patiently waiting for the opportunity for responsible disposal as part of being good land stewards, according to experts. Pesticide applicators generate and accumulate a significant amount of pesticide waste in the form of empty containers and unused […]

Introduction to 4-H Ag Mechanics and Record Book Jan. 19 in Marshall

MARSHALL – A 4-H Record Book and Ag Mechanics training event will be held Jan. 19 in Marshall. The informational event is free and will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Harrison County, 102 W. Houston St. Matt Garrett, AgriLife Extension agent for Harrison County, said […]

New computer model uses decades of data to help producers predict wheat forage success

OVERTON – A new, pioneering forage wheat model could provide a valuable technique to researchers exploring the potential of biomass production for cool-season annual forage grasses, according to model developers. Researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton – Dr. Monte Rouquette, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist, and Dr. Prem […]

Longtime AgriLife Research economist Dr. James Richardson to retire

COLLEGE STATION – Since the mid-1980s, the simulation model developed by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research economist has been used to evaluate countless farm bill proposals by Congress to determine both the good and bad financial outcomes for U.S. farmers. After a 41-year career with the Texas A&M System, Dr. James Richardson, co-director of the […]

Program Dec. 18 in Jefferson to cover Path to the Plate competition

JEFFERSON – An instructional program for a 4-H Path to the Plate video production contest will be held at the Collins Academy, 500 E. Broadway St. in Jefferson Dec. 18. Path to the Plate is a research-based education program of Texas A&M AgriLife that helps consumers understand how food choices impact their health. The event […]