Texas Nursery and Landscape Association receives AgriLife Extension Partnership Award

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association received a 2017 Partnership Award from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The award was presented Jan. 10 during the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. AgriLife Extension first conferred its Partnership Award to the Texas Nursery and Landscape […]

Guadalupe County Master Gardener class slated to begin mid-January

SCHERTZ – Guadalupe County residents interested in learning more about gardening and sharing that knowledge with others are invited to participate in the upcoming Guadalupe County Master Gardener class, said program coordinators. Classes will be from 5:45-8:45 p.m. each Tuesday from Jan. 17 through May 23 at the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Schertz. […]

Research shows Central Texas landscapes can go ‘thirsty’ but still thrive

SAN ANTONIO — Many ornamental plants popular in Central Texas landscapes can still grow and thrive when watered using half or less of the usual recommended irrigation amounts, according to research results recently published by two Texas A&M AgriLife institutes. A drought survivability study, conducted in San Antonio throughout 2015, investigated how 97 plant species […]

Winter isn’t the time for gardeners to sit back and wait

OVERTON – Winter months provide few growing options for gardeners but plenty of opportunities to stay busy, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. January is a time to protect existing gardens and prepare for future planting, said Dr. Joe Masabni, AgriLife Extension small-acreage vegetable specialist, Overton. Masabni said gardeners should remove any weeds […]

Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! program reaching at-risk youth in Bexar County

SAN ANTONIO – An innovative 10-week program being implemented in elementary and middle schools in low-income areas of Bexar County is providing students with important life lessons in health and wellness. “This is a part of town where students usually see things that are run down or dilapidated, so having a chance to see something […]

Water conservation workshops set to begin Jan. 11 in Grapevine

GRAPEVINE – Texas A&M AgriLife will hold its 2017 workshops for Water Efficient Recognized Green Professionals starting Jan. 11 in Grapevine. The five-day course will be from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22 and March 8, and will cover a variety of topics related to water conservation and low-impact, […]

Military deployments highlight importance of plants, lead Master Sergeant to college

COLLEGE STATION — From the air, while traveling to various deployments in her more than 30-year career, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Sherrie Yeates realized a correlation between the look of the land and the state of its people. “Over the Midwestern U.S., you see pastures with livestock, shade trees and ponds. You see rolling fields […]