Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Feb. 22-23 in Kyle and San Antonio

KYLE/SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in Kyle and San Antonio on Feb. 22 and 23, respectively. Both events are free and open to the public. Participants at either training can also have their soil tested free […]

Institute to hold Jan. 18 meeting on improving Cibolo Creek water quality

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting for anyone interested in working with a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will be 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Grace Bible Church, 390 Farm-to-Market 1346 S. in La Vernia. Clare Entwistle, a research […]

Institute asking for input on Lower Rio Grande Valley water conservation

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Water Resources Institute and project partners are asking agricultural producers and irrigation district managers and board members in the Lower Rio Grande Valley to participate in a survey regarding water conservation programs and opportunities. “Agriculture is the Valley’s biggest economic sector and is also the […]

High Plains Irrigation Conference set Feb. 7 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – The annual High Plains Irrigation Conference will be Feb. 7 in the North Exhibit Hall of the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St., Amarillo. The program, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Agricultural Irrigation Association, will address a wide variety of topics of interest, said Dr. Charles […]

Internationally known soil specialist retires from Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – Students, soil fertility and nutrient management in Texas and beyond have been major parts of Dr. Sam Feagley’s life for many years, and all are areas where he hopes he has “made a difference.” Feagley, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state soil environmental specialist in College Station, will walk away from […]

Prescribed fire practitioners have new tools at their fingertips

SAN ANGELO – As prescribed fire gains popularity as a range management tool, so does the need for up-to-the-minute information. To meet the growing need, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service developed a prescribed burning handbook funded by the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute.   “Professional prescribed fire practitioners in Texas are very good at […]