The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Some international students at Texas A&M have been struggling to pick up groceries because of limited transportation options from campus to H-E-B and Walmart on Texas Avenue.
Former A&M employee sentenced to 5 years for hiding restroom camera
The employee, who worked for Transportation Services, was sentenced Friday
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • June 24, 2024
Texas A&M pitcher Kaiden Wilson (30) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Tennessee at the NCAA Men’s College World Series finals at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, June 22, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 23, 2024

By the seventh inning in game two of Texas A&M baseball’s Men’s College World Series championship series against Tenneseee, it looked...

Eats & Beats at Lake Walk features live music and food trucks for the perfect outdoor concert.
Enjoying the Destination
Cara Hudson, Maroon Life Writer • June 17, 2024

For the history buffs, there’s a story to why Bryan and College Station are so closely intertwined. In 1871 when the Texas Legislature approved...

Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin ChenJune 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

Aggies offer a-maize-ing fall festivities at annual corn maze

Photo by Courtesy of Aggieland Yearbook

The fourth annual Fightin’ Texas Aggie Corn Maze utilized a subsurface drip irrigation system for the first time. 

This year’s Fightin’ Texas Aggie Corn Maze is more challenging, more interactive and better-looking than ever before, according to the Texas A&M Agronomy Society.
Opening Friday, the 2018 maze will include expanded kids activities, fun facts posted throughout the maze. Plant and environmental soil sciences senior and vice president for the Texas A&M Agronomy Society, Caitlin Lakey said an informative ecology booth will also be there. The booth will allow visitors to learn about plants and wildlife.
“The whole goal of the maze is to educate Bryan-College Station and surrounding areas about agronomy … and bring more agricultural awareness to this area,” Lakey said.
According to plant and environmental soil science senior Payne Whatley, another one of the new activities this year will be a scavenger hunt throughout the maze.
This year, the maze was irrigated more efficiently, Whatley said. The new method saved water, and resulted in better looking crops. The society used flood irrigation last year, which was inefficient and low-tech, so they switched to subsurface drip irrigation, which watered the field from the ground up. “It’s really helped out our corn,” Whatley said. “This is the first year we’ve been able to do a complete corn maze. In the past we’ve had to plant some biomass to kind of fill in gaps and make it taller. But with the ability to use a subsurface drip irrigation and to be able the fertilize the irrigation this year, we probably have the best-looking corn that we’ve had the four years we’ve been open.”
Plant and environmental soil sciences senior Savanna Shelnutt said visitors can look forward to the increased challenge and educational opportunities of the this year’s maze, which officially opens Friday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.
“Our main goal is to be able to teach people that come there something new,” Whatley said. “We want every person to be able to leave with a fun family experience and learn something.”

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *