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TAWC, TeCSIS Forage & Livestock Field Day set for July 9 at research farm

TAWC, TeCSIS Forage & Livestock Field Day set for July 9 at research farm

The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation and Texas Coalition for Sustainable Integrated Systems will host a forage and livestock field day on Thursday (July 9) at the Texas Tech Research Farm in New Deal. The field day will focus on grass and alfalfa mixtures, establishing pasture stands, beef cattle nutrition, grassland’s role in soil quality, Powder River cattle handling facilities, and more.  more »

 

Llano River Field Station receives education and public service award

Llano River Field Station receives education and public service award

The Llano River Field Station, the strategic arm of the Texas Tech University Center at Junction, has been presented this year’s ‘Education and Public Service Award’ by the Universities Council on Water Resources. Researchers at the field station, including several from the Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, collaborate on studying and solving the issues of the region and beyond, including watershed, range science and environmental education and public engagement.  more »

 

Turfgrass Field Day set for July 13 at Texas Tech Quaker Research Farm

Turfgrass Field Day set for July 13 at Texas Tech Quaker Research Farm

Growing and maintaining turf in West Texas will be in the spotlight Monday (July 13) at a Turfgrass Field Day at the Texas Tech University’s Quaker Research Farm. Registration for the half-day program at 200 N. Quaker Ave. begins at 7 a.m., and the program will begin about an hour later.  more »

 

GALLERY: Dairy Barn goes green with new Tech campus beautification project

GALLERY: Dairy Barn goes green with new Tech campus beautification project

A major facelift for some of Texas Tech’s most iconic scenes is winding down this summer. The greening of the West Library Mall and the area surrounding Tech’s iconic Dairy Barn are part of a $2.5 million campus beautification project that included the university’s Broadway Avenue entrance and Memorial Circle.  more »

 

Spring Commencement; CASNR graduates featured at May ceremonies

Spring Commencement; CASNR graduates featured at May ceremonies

More than 3,800 students Texas Tech students, including 214 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received diplomas at the university’s commencement ceremonies in May at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock.  more »

 

GALLERY: Heavy rains don’t slow new CASNR’s Bayer Plant Science Building

GALLERY: Heavy rains don’t slow new CASNR’s Bayer Plant Science Building

Rain that lashed parts of Texas Tech, and led to flooding and water rescues in the Lubbock area were part of a rare wet May here on the South Plains. But the downpours didn’t seem to set the construction crews that far behind schedule as they pressed ahead with CASNR’s new Bayer Plant Science Building. The building’s outer walls continue to go up and some of the windows are getting glass panels.  more »

 

Texas Viticulture Certificate Program application window opens on June 1

Texas Viticulture Certificate Program application window opens on June 1

Next fall the Lone Star State’s thriving grape and wine industry will have a new group of trained professionals in the pipeline thanks to a program known as the, ‘Texas Viticulture Certificate Program.’ But before anyone can even gaze on a grape, they’ll need to apply to the program.  more »