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,…

Women driving North Texas research seek sustainable solutions for urban living

From left: Dr. Ambika Chandra, Dr. Jeanmarie Verchot and Dr. Qingyi Yu. (Texas A&M AgriLife photos by Gabe Saldana) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Jeanmarie Verchot, 972-952-9224, jm.verchot@ag.tamu.edu…

A&M AgriLife researchers in Dallas study Texas’ first federally endangered mussel species

From left: Dr. Kentaro Inoue, Dr. Charles Randklev and Michael Hart with the Texas hornshell, the state’s first freshwater mussel to be listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. (Texas…

North Texas gardening courses offer comprehensive ‘newcomer’ instruction

Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas course flyers (Texas A&M AgriLife Illustration by Sarah Pyatt) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Daniel Cunningham, 972-952-9223, daniel.cunningham@ag.tamu.edu Patrick Dickinson, 972-952-9673, patrick.dickinson@ag.tamu.edu…

Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School slated for February

Earth-Kind logo Contact: Dr. Steve George, 972-540-2019, steve.george@ag.tamu.edu MCKINNEY — Anyone can design, plant and manage an attractive landscape that is low-maintenance and tolerant to heat, drought and torrential rain,…

New zoysia grass performs as ideal putting surface

A golf ball sits on a section of DALZ 1308, the new putting green zoysia grass variety from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research turfgrass breeding program in Dallas. (Texas A&M…

Worksite wellness programming is focus of North Texas workshop

Texas A&M AgriLife Worksite Wellness Program Illustration Contact: Carissa Wilhelm, 972-231-5362, cawilhelm@ag.tamu.edu GRAPEVINE – A Jan. 16 workshop aims to help workplace administrators implement and monitor employee wellness programs. The…

Entomologists to holiday travelers: Don’t let the bedbugs bite

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service urban entomologist Dr. Mike Merchant shows a vial of adult bed bugs. (Texas A&M AgriLife Illustration by Gabe Saldana) Adult bedbug on skin (Texas A&M…

Permeable pavements course in Fort Worth offers hands-on instruction

Professional, continuing education credits available Dr. Fouad Jaber teaches a course on stormwater management. (AgriLife photo by Gabe Saldana) Course flyer Contact: Dr. Saima Khursheed, 972-952-9234, saima.khursheed@ag.tamu.edu FORT WORTH —…

National pest control pros scurry to Texas Rodent Academy

Brett Miller of Romex Pest Control searches a dim attic for signs of rodent pests at Texas Rodent Academy, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas (Texas A&M…

AgriLife Extension to train all Texas wellness volunteers at once

Master Wellness Volunteer Program logo Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.eduContact: Paula Butler, 972-952-9229, pibutler@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, from Jan. 23 – Feb. 28, will conduct…

Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturists: Protect landscapes from freeze

The one-page publication Right Plant, Right Place for Winter takes readers through the best practices for resilient winter landscapes. Click the image to download the PDF file. (AgriLife Illustration by…

Winemaking certificate students uncork first bottles

Students of Dr. Andreea Botezatu’s enology, or winemaking class, make wine as part of their studies. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Andreea Botezatu, 979-845-8563,…

New cookbook a tool in statewide preventative health initiative

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents and specialists pass out samples from a cooking demonstration of recipes from the agency’s new Essentials cookbook and Healthy Texas initiative at the State Fair…