Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 21

COLLEGE STATION – Early spring conditions may have disrupted bedding plant producer schedules, but milder-than-normal conditions could mean an extended growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Charlie Hall, professor of horticulture, College Station, said early spring conditions for Texas and much of the southeastern U.S. and Central Midwest have […]

Brown County sets AgriLife Extension Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series

BROWNWOOD – It’s officially spring and with it comes the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series in Brownwood. The series will meet once a month from April through July at the AgriLife Extension office in Brown County, 605 Fisk Ave. “As is apparent from the name, all the programs are set during […]

Crape myrtle bark scale study reveals tree treatments to fight pest

OVERTON – The second year of survey data tracking crape myrtle bark scale has provided researchers information they believe will help mitigate the pest’s effect on trees, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Erfan Vafaie, a AgriLife Extension entomologist and integrated pest management program specialist in Overton, and other collaborators in College Station, […]

AgriLife Extension sets landscape school in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Aspiring home landscapers anxious to install or rejuvenate their yards this spring, should add the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service landscape school to their to-do list. The  Earth-Kind Landscape Design School is set for 6-9 p.m. March 20, 21, 27 and 28 in San Angelo, said Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticulturist in […]

Rainwater harvesting workshop set for May 13 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – A Rainwater Harvesting Workshop will be held May 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. World-renowned rain harvester Billy Kniffen, retired AgriLife Extension water resource associate from Menard, will be the special guest presenter, said Austin Voyles, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and […]

Earth-Kind seminars slated for February, March in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Bexar County, will present two Earth-Kind seminars – one in February and one in March — at Milberger’s Nursery, 3920 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio. Both seminars are free and open to the public. “These seminars will emphasize Earth-Kind gardening principles, which incorporate […]

It’s go time for vegetable gardeners

OVERTON — Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Overton, said it’s time for gardeners to plant some vegetables and prepare seedlings for others. “It’s time to plant potatoes, onions and other cool-season crops like mustard greens, kale, peas and spinach,” he said. “It’s your last window to begin seeding plants like tomatoes […]