- Meet a scientist: Peter Knappett
Dr. Peter Knappett, assistant professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Geology and Geophysics, studies Bangladesh’s water quality issues. His research investigates processes that impact groundwater quality and quantity, particularly in areas that lack reliable primary field data.
- Urban Riparian Symposium discusses challenges of urban streams
Riparian and natural resource professionals discussed current innovations and issues in riparian restoration and management at the Urban Riparian Symposium: Balancing the Challenges of Healthy Urban Streams Feb. 15-17 in Houston at Rice University’s BioScience Research Collaborative Building.
- IRNR staff receive awards, recognition at meetings
Several Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources staff members won awards and received recognition at recent scientific meetings.
- Oaks may replace pines in severely burned lost pines region without intervention
Without human help, the “Lost Pines” may lose some of what it is known for, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife study.
- Texas Agriculture Commissioner announces TAC rule change for feral hog toxicant
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller recently announced a rule change in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) that classifies a warfarin-based hog lure as a state-limited-use pesticide.
- Texas Well Owner Network to screen water in Mills, Llano and Lampasas counties in March
The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in March in Mills, Llano and Lampasas counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water screened.
- The best window of time to trap wild pigs is about to close
Wild pigs are most vulnerable to trapping before food and forages become more available in the spring, according to Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist. He said most acorns have either been consumed or are rotting on the ground now, and wild pigs are searching for alternative food sources
- Spring landscape irrigation short courses coming soon
A series of landscape irrigation short courses for licensed irrigation professionals will be held through May with stops in College Station, Dallas and San Antonio.
- Ranch Management University set for April 3-7 in College Station
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University will be offered April 3-7, said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M University Department of Soil and Crop Sciences associate department head and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader.
- Landowners invited to Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference April 20-21 in Kerrville
The fourth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is scheduled for April 20-21 at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel in Kerrville.