NIFA Seeking Nominations

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking nominations for two of its award programs. Continue reading

National School IPM Committee looking for feedback

The School IPM National Steering Committee is asking members of school IPM working groups, or anyone who works with a regional school IPM working group to participate in a survey about priorities and group presentations. Please see the information below. Continue reading

Grazing improves soil health, study finds

by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife

Dr. Richard Teague might be considered a cowboy of a different kind. He’s not rounding up stray cattle, but rather wrangling the best management practices on ranches to help the cattle and their owners.

Teague, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research ecologist at Vernon, grew up on a farm and knows firsthand there are some unintended consequences from traditional long-standing agricultural practices that might not readily be seen. Continue reading

July 6 webinar to address chemical brush, weed treatments on rangeland

by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife

Chemical Brush and Weed Treatment Basics will be the topic of the July 6 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit.

The webinar is a part of the Texas Range Webinar Series scheduled the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m., said Pete Flores, AgriLife Extension webinar coordinator in Corpus Christi. Continue reading

Urban Feral Hogs program slated Aug. 31 in San Antonio

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

A program on urban feral hogs will be held 5-9 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County.

The office is in suite 208 of the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr., San Antonio. Continue reading