BORGER – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct four “Hutchinson County Home Horticulture” sessions in July and August.
“Home horticultural education is in high demand right now because everyone wants a great looking landscape without having to break the bank,” said Kristy Synatschk, AgriLife Extension agent for Hutchinson County.
The sessions, which are open and applicable to anyone in the High Plains, are scheduled July 19, July 26, Aug. 16 and Aug. 23, Synatschk said. They all will be held in the Monsanto Room of the Ag Building at Frank Phillips College, 1700 Carbon Road in Borger.
Each session will begin at 7 p.m. and will run about an hour and a half, she said. There will be a $10 registration fee at each session, except for Aug. 23, when the fee will be $20 to cover the cost of rain barrel construction supplies.
Session presenters and topics will be:
July 19 – Nich Kenny, AgriLife Extension irrigation specialist in Amarillo, home irrigation management.
July 26 – Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo, lawn pests; and Dr. James McAfee, AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist at Dallas, basic lawn management.
Aug. 16 – Brian Scott, Texas Forest Service urban forester in Canyon, tree management.
Aug. 23 – Nathan Carr, AgriLife Extension agent in Briscoe County, and Synatschk will be discussing rainwater harvesting and building a basic rainwater collection barrel.
“I believe this information is not only timely for 2012, but will lay a strong foundation to help your lawn winter well and come out even better in the spring,” Synatschk said.
For more information on any of the sessions, contact Synatschk at 806-878-4026 or firstname.lastname@example.org .