Picking vegetables to grow starts with knowing where to plant

COLLEGE STATION — No matter how you look at it, the online Texas Vegetable Variety Selector will help growers choose the best types to grow in a particular locale, according to Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in College Station. “It’s a one-stop website designed to help AgriLife Extension agents and the […]

Popular AgriLife Extension horticulturist Barbara Storz retires

EDINBURG  –  When retired high school teacher Ricardo Carranza decided to hone his gardening skills, he sought out Barbara Storz, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in Hidalgo County. “I’d heard of Barbara and thought this would be the opportunity to learn from the best,” Carranza said. “Turns out, it paid off royally!” Carranza […]

Bexar County Youth Gardens program introduces urban kids to gardening, nature

AgriLife Extension program provides variety of seasonal, year-long youth activities SAN ANTONIO – While many youth activities have slowed down with the end of summer and in anticipation of the holidays, this fall the Bexar County Youth Gardens program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has continued to provide fun and educational activities. “Throughout […]

Texas roses must be ‘on’ year round to make the cut

COLLEGE STATION — It’s late autumn, and most of the blossom-laden plants that colored summer are fading. But seasonal changes offer no excuse for roses in experimental plots around Texas. They had better be loaded with colorful, fragrant autumn blooms and healthy green foliage if they ever expect to be planted in someone’s yard. That’s […]

Aquaponics field day set for Nov. 7 in Weslaco

WESLACO – It’s a tidy little system that you can set up in your backyard, a commercial warehouse or on your desktop — on a real desk, not a computer — that produces both edible fish and vegetables, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert in Weslaco. It’s called aquaponics, said Andrew “Andy” McArdle, a […]

Lost Water Conference will be Oct. 30 in San Antonio

Program will help water purveyors understand lost water issues, resources SAN ANTONIO — The Edwards Aquifer Regional Water Conservation Program is sponsoring a Lost Water Conference Oct. 30 in San Antonio for staff of municipal water utilities and other water suppliers in the Edwards Aquifer region. The conference will be from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at […]

Guadalupe County Master Gardener lunch Nov. 7 will ‘go native’

SEGUIN — The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will present a brown bag learning lunch from noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Seguin Public Library, 707 E. College in Seguin. The program is free and open to the public. The Master Gardener program is an educational and volunteer horticulture program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Texas A&M AgriLife center in Dallas wins 2014 WaterSense Excellence Award

LAS VEGAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas has been recognized with a 2014 WaterSense Excellence Award for Outreach and Education by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The center’s urban water team was honored recently at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas for its commitment to water efficiency and […]