Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 20, 2020 Texas remained sixth in the nation for honey production in 2019, and is home to thousands of overwintering hives that contribute to the nation’s agricultural economy each growing season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension… Read More →
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Texas A&M researchers identifying best methods for reducing wildfire risk While wildfires remain an unpredictable threat, researchers at Texas A&M University are attempting to mitigate that uncertainty by using mathematic and statistical models to identify the most cost effective and efficient strategies for reducing wildfire risk through vegetation removal, or fuel treatment, strategies. Texas A&M… Read More →
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In-person and virtual options for program on water quality in Lake Livingston A Texas Watershed Steward, or TWS, workshop on water quality in the Lake Livingston watershed will be held from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 17. The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the region. The program, which is… Read More →
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Texas A&M AgriLife experts say state’s water supply is good and its programs are helping statewide The recent discovery of a deadly amoeba in the water supply of Lake Jackson, the subsequent issuance of a boil order for that town, and a declaration of disaster for Brazoria County by Gov. Greg Abbott raised concerns about… Read More →
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‘On the Line with AgriLife’ series continues The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 6, serving the counties of West Texas, will address managing the damage done by wildlife in its next free “On the Line with AgriLife” webinar at 9 a.m. on Oct. 20. The webinar will be held on the Zoom platform, but participants… Read More →
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Well water sample containers available at locations in Kinney, Real, Uvalde counties An online Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, private well owner training is scheduled for Oct.13. A “Well Educated” training, which is free and open to the public will get offered from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with presentations given virtually from the Texas A&M… Read More →
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Participants encouraged to bring well water samples to program The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening Oct. 28 in Groesbeck to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water screened. The “Well Informed” sample drop-off will be from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for… Read More →
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Program will be in two parts: Virtual training and Oct. 19 discussion The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a free two-part online workshop of the Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program training. This training is for area residents and others interested in land and water stewardship in the Attoyac Bayou… Read More →
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Study raises concern of land fragmentation, population vulnerability of endemic lizard New genetic studies reveal important information about populations of the dunes sagebrush lizard, which researchers say may warrant land conservation in areas where unique populations of the species are threatened by habitat interference. Study collaborators include Texas A&M AgriLife Research’s Lee Fitzgerald, Ph.D., a professor… Read More →
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AgriLife hosts experts to cover water law, eminent domain, estate planning The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a weekly webinar series, Landowner Laws and Responsibilities, from Oct. 23- Nov. 13. The free series will be held on the Zoom meeting platform Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Preregistering with one of the AgriLife Extension county… Read More →
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