Critical Texas drought forecast may alter summer crop planting decisions

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas High Plains is under extreme drought and if current conditions continue, producers need to make…

Texas regulator says "misunderstanding" is making millennials shun oilfield jobs

If you ask Wayne Christian, the biggest threat to the oil and gas industry in Texas is millennials — and a general public that’s been brainwashed into thinking that fossil…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 17, 2018

Hay producers should hold fertilizer application until temperatures rise Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Warm-season grasses are breaking dormancy but not actively growing…

Houston-area toxic waste site removed from priority cleanup list

A pit of toxic sludge along the San Jacinto River east of Houston is no longer on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency priority cleanup list, the agency announced Monday. The…

Roaming Mantis uses DNS hijacking to infect Android smartphones

In March 2018, Japanese media reported the hijacking of DNS settings on routers located in Japan, redirecting users to malicious IP addresses. The redirection led to the installation of Trojanized…

Turfgrass tips to make a lawn the envy of the neighborhood

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Becky Grubbs, 979-845-0603, bgrubbs@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Springtime is a good time to prepare lawns for a healthy summer as warm-season grasses come…

Agriculture under secretary Northey to speak at beef conference April 24 in Canadian

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Holloway, 806-323-9114, Andy.Holloway@ag.tamu.edu CANADIAN – U.S. Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service Bill Northey will be the keynote speaker April 24…

Gilmer resident awarded Frank Sheppard Jr. Leadership Award

Contact: Julie York, 903-843-4019, julie.york@ag.tamu.edu Brandon Dodd received the Dr. Frank Sheppard, Jr. Leadership award from Julie York, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent, Upshur County. VICTORIA — Brandon Dodd…

Releases Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative Phase Two Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick today announced the second phase of the Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative as part…

Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems in H2 2017

For many years, Kaspersky Lab experts have been uncovering and researching cyberthreats that target a variety of information systems – those of commercial and government organizations, banks, telecoms operators, industrial…

Texas Well Owner Network honored with prestigious state environmental award

Program earns 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence award in education. Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.eduDr. Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.eduJohn W. Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION…

Hemphill County beef conference April 24-25 to address drought, environmental conditions

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Holloway, 806-323-9114, Andy.Holloway@ag.tamu.edu CANADIAN – As a cattle rancher, knowing when and what resources are available on the land is the key to…

Report: Major Texas industrial facilities rank first nationally in illegal water pollution

About half of Texas’ major industrial facilities released illegal levels of pollution into rivers, lakes and other waterways over a 21-month period ending September 2017, according to a new report…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the…

Goodfellas, the Brazilian carding scene is after you

There are three ways of doing things in the malware business: the right way, the wrong way and the way Brazilians do it. From the early beginnings, using skimmers on…

AgriLife Research study examines humic substances as soil amendment

Study looks at effect on pepper plants, soil microbes under water-deficient stress Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Daniel Leskovar, 830-278-9151, Daniel.Leskovar@ag.tamu.edu Kuan Qin, 830-278-9151, qinkuan@tamu.edu UVALDE – A…

China’s largest fertilizer manufacturer visits Texas A&M agriculture researchers

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tim Herrman, 979-845-1121, tjh@otsc.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – China’s largest fertilizer company’s senior management and top distributors recently met with Texas A&M researchers…

AgriLife Extension Landscape School set to help homeowners prepare for spring

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Allison Watkins, 325-659-6528, aewatkins@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer an Earth-Kind Landscape Design School in coming weeks…

The devil’s in the Rich header

In our previous blog, we detailed our findings on the attack against the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. For this investigation, our analysts were provided with administrative access to one of…

OlympicDestroyer is here to trick the industry

A couple of days after the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we received information from several partners, on the condition of non-disclosure (TLP:Red), about a…