Mary, Mary – or Ron – how does your garden grow?

Vegetable raising tips for the High Plains offered at 4 workshops in Amarillo Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ron French, 806-677-5600, rdfrench@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – A home-size garden might not be the traditional workplace for a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist, but Dr. Ron French is spending some extra time this year […]

New website aimed at professionals who manage lawns, golf and athletic turf

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, casey.reynolds@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Homeowners and professional landscapers alike who are looking for answers to questions like “what grass should I plant in the shade?” or “what grass tolerates foot traffic best?” have a new place to go for answers. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Organic farmers to share info with beginning farmers, home gardeners

SEGUIN — Home gardeners and beginning farmers who want to learn techniques for organic and sustainable production are encouraged to attend a workshop Aug. 11 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2801 Jay Road, Seguin. The event will be from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The $95 per person registration fee includes lunch. Reservations should be emailed to […]

Edible plants give gardeners something to ‘chew on’

AUSTIN – It is possible for home gardeners in Central Texas to have their landscapes and eat them too. At least that is the conclusion of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturists in Bexar and Travis counties. Daphne Richards, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Travis County, said there are many edible plants that also have ornamental […]

Turfgrass Field Day set for July 13 in Lubbock

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Vikram Baliga 806-775-1740, vikram.b.baliga@gmail.com Robert Scott, 806-775-1740, rscott@ag.tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Lubbock is partnering with Texas Tech University’s department of plant and soil science to conduct their second annual Turfgrass Field Day July 13 in Lubbock. The event will start with registration […]

Heavy grasshopper infestations warrant treatment

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Bynum, 806-677-5600, ebynum@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Farmers and homeowners alike are battling against a heavy infestation of grasshoppers in the High Plains, and while tiny now, without treatment they could double in size, numbers and amount of damage. “Looks like it could be a bad year for grasshoppers,” […]

Multi-agency San Saba County Conservation Expo set for July 16

Central Texas Conservation Partnership educational event to offer variety of topics Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Neal Alexander, 325-372-5416, n-alexander@tamu.edu SAN SABA – A mix of topics ranging from pecan tree management to fire ecology will be offered during the San Saba County Conservation Expo set from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 16 at the […]

Don’t add yard or house fire to July 4th fireworks.

COLLEGE STATION – Besides fireworks, nothing says the Fourth of July like a cookout. To help Texans declare independence from fires and other mishaps related to outdoor grilling, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert has offered some advice. “It’s extremely important that people take extra care if planning to grill outdoors, especially in open […]

Rodent exclusion training set for July 30 in Dallas

Program will include hands-on instruction for sealing a home    By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Janet Hurley, 972-952-9201, ja-hurley@tamu.edu DALLAS – A Rodent Exclusion Hands-On Training for pest control apprentices, technicians and commercial applicators will be held July 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The training will be […]

Rainwater Collection and Rain Barrel Workshop slated for July 7 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE – A Rainwater Collection and Rain Barrel Workshop will be held July 7 at the Wilson County Courthouse Annex III, located at 1103 4th St. in Floresville. The program will begin at 6 p.m. “This workshop will provide information every homeowner needs to know about how to collect rainwater,” said Bryan Davis, Texas A&M […]