Category Archives: Water

Jan 26 Water quality training in Brenham to focus on Mill Creek watershed

Contacts: Michael Kuitu, 979-862-4457, mkuitu@tamu.edu Kara Matheney, 979-277-6212, kjmatheney@ag.tamu.edu Jennifer Cary, 979-862-8070, millcreek@tamu.edu BRENHAM – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and management related to the Mill Creek watershed will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. January 26. The workshop will be held in the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, located at 1385 Old Independence Rd in Brenham. It will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. “This workshop is designed to assist… Read More →

January 17 water quality training will focus on Cedar Bayou watershed

Contacts: Tyler Fitzgerald, 409-374-2123, tsfitzgerald@ag.tamu.edu Justin Bower, 713-499-6653, justin.bower@h-gac.com Michael Kuitu, 979-862-4457, mkuitu@tamu.edu MONT BELVIEU – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou watershed will be held from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Don McLeod Recreation Center, 10717 Langston Drive in Mont Belvieu. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board in cooperation with the Houston-Galveston Area Council. “This workshop is designed to assist watershed residents improve and protect their… Read More →

Healthy lawns make for healthy waters

By: Claire Corley What if understanding the soil and grass in residential lawns could help with water quality and reducing runoff? The Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is doing just that by helping Texas homeowners make better management decisions that will have a lasting impact on watersheds. The educational training program, developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and the Texas Water Resources Institute, focuses on management decisions such as the type of turf best suited for the… Read More →

Soil Health – Cover Crop field day held in Williamson County

Writer: Beth Ann Luedeker Contact: Dr. Jake Mowrer – Jake.mowrer@tamu.edu Dr. Clark Neely – cbneely@tamu.edu Dr. Haly Neely – hneely@tamu.edu AgriLife Extension and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service recently teamed up to discuss cover crops and conservation tillage practices with producers in the Blackland region of the state. The group met at the Stiles Foundation Farm, near Thrall, and Unnasch Farms, near Hart, Texas. Robert Unnasch has been practicing conservation tillage for many years. This made the field trip to his farm an excellent way to begin… Read More →

Private water well owners should test well after a flood

Contacts: Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION — Private water well owners whose wells flooded from the recent rains should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, according to Dr. Diane Boellstorff, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist, College Station. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth or even bathing until you are satisfied it is not contaminated,” Boellstorff said. Boellstorff, a faculty member in Texas A&M University’s soil and… Read More →

Results show water well testing in Texas is important

Contacts: John Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu Dr. Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu ALICE  —  Results of recent private water well screenings in five South Texas counties underscored the importance of regular testing of private water wells, said a Texas Well Owner Network official. “Through these screenings, we identified several contaminants that could potentially cause illnesses or other problems for the private well owners,” said John Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist, College Station. The screenings were presented in Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Starr and Webb counties by AgriLife… Read More →

Water well owner training set for Sept. 8 in Henderson

Contact: Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu HENDERSON — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Sept. 8 in Henderson. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1- 5 p.m. at the meeting room for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Rusk County, 115 E. Fordall. “The TWON program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs, so they can learn about improving and protecting their community water… Read More →

Texas Well Owner Network teaming up with Healthy South Texas

Collaboration to focus on well water screening in Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Starr and Webb counties Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, Dboellstorff@tamu.edu John Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in August for Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Starr and Webb counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water screened. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in these counties in collaboration with the Texas Water Resources Instituteand… Read More →