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Fall Farm Pond Management event set for Sept. 3

BAY CITY — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Matagorda County will host the Fall Farm Pond Management event on Sept. 3 at the Wharton County Junior College, 4000 Ave. F, Bay City.  The program will focus on stocking ponds, pond construction and cool-season management. The speaker will be Aaron Sumrall, Ph.D., AgriLife […]

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Longtime Texas A&M soil professor Murray Milford dies

COLLEGE STATION – Murray Milford, Ph.D., professor and former associate head for academic programs with the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University, died Aug. 20. Milford retired in 2001 after more than 32 years of service at Texas A&M, but remained in the department as Professor Emeritus. While teaching, he touched […]

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Women landowners focus of Sept. 30-Oct. 1 stewardship conference in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG – With a greater number of women making the decisions as landowners and operators, the Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Women’s Conference targets this under-served segment of property owners, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program’s coordinator. “Tips for the Trade” is the theme of the conference set for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at […]

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Don’t Expect To See A Fish Tube Or Salmon Cannon In Texas

Salmon attempt to leap up the fish ladder in the river EtterickThere aren’t any large fish species in Texas that would benefit from using a fish tube, but it’s needed in some areas of the U.S., even if it can be disorienting for fishes. By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications Whether you call it a fish tube or a salmon cannon, […]

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Ag and Wildlife Symposium Sept. 6 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in conjunction with the Hill Country Soil and Water Conservation District and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host an Ag and Wildlife Symposium on Sept. 6 in Lampasas.  This symposium will offer local landowners and land managers an opportunity […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife aquaculture specialist addresses algae-related dog deaths

COLLEGE STATION – A rash of recent companion animal deaths related to cyanobacteria toxins prompted a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service aquaculture expert to offer information to alleviate fears. Todd Sink, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension aquaculture specialist, College Station, wanted to address recent stories involving companion animal deaths linked to toxins in surface water to assuage […]

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Central Texas airtanker base activated to help fight wildfires across the state

tanker thumbnailAUSTIN — Texas A&M Forest Service is opening the Austin Airtanker Base at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to assist with increased wildfire activity across the state. Significant fire activity has increased recently, particularly in northwest Texas, Central Texas and the Cross Timbers region where hot and dry conditions persist and fuel loading is high. Critical […]

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Wildlife Expo set for Aug. 24 in Matagorda County 

BAY CITY — The first annual Upper Gulf Coast Wildlife Expo will be held Aug. 24 at the Wharton County Junior College, 4000 Ave. F, Bay City.  The free event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and RSVPs are required by Aug. 21 to 979-245-4100. Late RSVPs will not be accepted.  Sessions will […]

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Texas A&M scientists begin southern pine beetle genome sequencing

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research is leading research to stop the southern pine beetle in its tracks, or at least be able to predict what is causing outbreaks of the tree-killer outside of its historical range. Dr. Claudio Casola, an AgriLife Research forest genomics assistant professor in the Texas A&M University ecosystem science […]

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Prescribed burn workshop slated for Aug. 29 at Stark Ranch

GAINESVILLE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Noble Research Institute will host a free Growing Season Prescribed Burn Workshop on Aug. 29. There may be a possible date change to Aug. 30, pending weather conditions being more suitable for a prescribed fire.  The event will start at 9 a.m. at the Stark Ranch, […]

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