Pecan, fruit tree workshop set for Feb. 5 in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Those interested in planting, growing and maintaining fruit or pecan trees in the Central Texas area should attend the Fruit and Nut Tree Planting and Pruning Workshop Feb. 5 in Georgetown, program coordinators said. The workshop, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will begin at 10 a.m. in the training room […]

Institute to hold water quality meeting Feb. 19 in Rogers

ROGERS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting Feb. 19 in Rogers for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to host roundtable Jan. 31 in Waco

WACO — The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a watershed coordinator roundtable Jan. 31 in Waco for water and natural resource professionals. The free event will be from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Texas Farm Bureau Conference and Training Center, 7410 Fish Pond Road. Coordinators said the training is part of the […]

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 […]

Texas A&M undergraduate research scholar published in international journal

COLLEGE STATION — Emily Bost, a recent graduate of Texas A&M University, made the most of her undergraduate career with research published in the 25th-anniversary edition of the Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. Bost took a specific look at the photo narrative teaching method and how it could transition learners from ethnocentric to […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research distinguished professor mourned

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Martin B. Dickman, a distinguished professor and former director of the Norman E. Borlaug Center Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology at Texas A&M University, passed away Dec. 2 in Santa Barbara, California. Dickman, 68, focused his Texas A&M AgriLife Research studies on the fundamental molecular aspects of fungal-plant interactions, studying […]

Continued demand for Texas barbecue fueling beef consumption

COLLEGE STATION – Continued strong demand for Texas barbecue will help fuel the need for steady supplies of beef in 2019, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist. “I definitely think barbecue demand is driving the demand for beef,” said Dr. David Anderson, who gave an outlook presentation on a variety of […]

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 […]