July

Researching resiliency: scientists study climate and water along Texas’ urban corridor

Resiliency is defined as the ability to recover quickly from setbacks and a group of university researchers are examining just how resilient Texas may be to future changes in its population, climate and land use in the 21st century.

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South Texas irrigation manual published

Irrigation managers and producers in South Texas have a new resource available to help them improve irrigation management and water conservation.

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Volunteers help complete self-draining parking lot in Arroyo Colorado watershed

An educational workshop on redesigning parking lots to collect, filter and redirect stormwater held June 25 in Harlingen was a success, according to Jaime Flores, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program coordinator for the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI).

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AgriLife Extension experts team up for Earth-Kind turfgrass trials in North Texas

A team of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts has initiated the first research trials on ornamental turfgrass varieties applying Earth-Kind Landscaping principles, which emphasize environmental responsibility through water conservation and limited chemical inputs.

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Ask CM: “How can I get my water tested for harmful contaminates?"

Well owners who drink water from a private well should have the water tested at least once a year to make sure that it is safe to drink. The Texas Well Owner Network (TWON) recommends that well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrates and contaminants of local concern, such as arsenic.

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