National scientists, professionals, enthusiasts converge at Texas A&M turfgrass, landscape field day

Dr. Ambika Chandra, Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate professor in Dallas, leads a discussion on her team’s latest turfgrass varieties and breeding initiatives. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Sarah Pyatt)…

Texas A&M AgriLife brings public health, conservation exhibitions to state fair

The agencies of Texas A&M AgriLife converge at the State Fair of Texas through October with live demonstrations and teaching installations for healthier Texans. (AgriLife Illustration by Gabe Saldana) Writer:…

Brown patch, large patch diseases plague Texas lawns in cool, wet September

Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Becky Grubbs, 979-845-0603, bgrubbs@tamu.edu Contact: Molly Keck, 210-631-0400, mekeck@ag.tamu.edu Symptoms of large patch manifest in residential St. Augustine (top) and zoysia (bottom) under…

Farm Day at the Fair welcomes school groups for hands-on agriculture education

The the official registration webpage for Farm Day at the Fair is available online at https://tinyurl.com/statefairfarmday. Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.eduContact: Elizabeth Rudd, 214-904-3056, Elizabeth.Rudd@ag.tamu.edu     DALLAS — The Texas…

Texas A&M turfgrass, landscape field day set Oct. 10 in Dallas

The Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day welcomes experts and enthusiasts for technical discussions, industry networking and research facility tours. (Texas A&M AgriLife video by Gabe Saldana) Professional CEUs…

Video: How to treat crapemyrtle bark scale at home

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service urban entomologist Dr. Mike Merchant walks viewers through the proper steps for treating crapemyrtle bark scale, or CMBS. (Texas A&M AgriLife video) Writer: Gabe Saldana,…

Texas A&M vice chancellor: Agriculture must battle chronic disease

Dr. Patrick Stover, Texas A&M University System vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences, discusses his vision for agriculture systems that address preventable chronic disease. (Texas A&M AgriLife…

New AgriLife Extension specialist touts turfgrass practices for environmental, human health

Dr. Lindsey Hoffman (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Gabe Saldana) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Lindsey Hoffman, 972-952-9212 Lindsey.Hoffman@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS — Efficient varieties and informed management practices can help…

Gene editing approach aims for broad disease resistance in staple food crops

Dr. Junqi Song, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist in Dallas, believes his team has discovered a system for achieving broad disease resistance in a number of staple food crops.…

Entomologist: Avoid itchy bites from spiking seasonal chigger populations

Their small size makes chiggers difficult to see as they leave behind itchy red bite marks. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mike Merchant, 972-952-9204,…

Top turfgrass producers converge in Dallas, preview latest zoysia, St. Augustine research

Dr. Ambika Chandra (left) leads a tour of the turfgrass breeding and research greenhouses at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by…

AgriLife Extension, USDA expand veteran loan assistance for starting agribusinesses

Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, Gabe.Saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Erin Kimbrough, 979-847-6185, Erin.Kimbrough@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue have announced expansion of loan opportunities…

AgriLife Extension program bolsters Texas schools’ pest management approach

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service school IPM specialist Janet Hurley leads a group of North Texas school pest control professionals on a course about pest habitats. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo…

Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Extension converge at EarthX April 20-22

Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will showcase environmental initiatives in more than 2,400 square feet of display…

Dallas Urban Quail Appreciation Day May 18

Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute associate Amanda Gobeli with Kirby Quail (AgriLife Illustration by Gabe Saldana) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Amanda Gobeli, 720-333-6224, amanda.gobeli@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576,…

April 25 course will review rain garden design, construction, maintenance

Dr. Fouad Jaber teaches a course on stormwater management. (AgriLife photo by Gabe Saldana) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Fouad Jaber, 972-952-9672, fouad.jaber@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Saima Khursheed: 214-629-4976, Saima.khursheed@ag.tamu.edu…

May 4 wine workshop targets industry newcomers

Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Andreea Botezatu, 979.845.8663, abotezatu@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – New and prospective wine professionals can pick up critical information for success in the budding Texas…

Scientists talk education, careers, family on ‘Women in STEM’ panel

Dr. Dotty Woodson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist in Dallas leads the panel discussion “Women in STEM.” (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Gabe Saldana) Writer: Gabe Saldana,…

Horticulturist: Save money, time, water with irrigation repairs

Patrick Dickinson, Texas A&M AgriLife Research water conservation horticulturist in Dallas, gives tips for repairing and maintaining sprinkler systems. (Texas A&M AgriLife video by Gabe Saldana) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040,…

Urban Quail Appreciation Day set March 29 in Fort Worth

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service associate Amanda Gobeli and Kirby Quail (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Gabe Saldana) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Amanda Gobeli, 720-333-6224, amanda.gobeli@ag.tamu.edu Dale Rollins,…