Series of spring gardening, landscaping seminars set for San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Bexar County Master Gardeners volunteer organization will hold a series of free spring gardening seminars in San Antonio. The seminars will be presented by David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Bexar County. Seminar names, times, locations and descriptions for the presentations are: — Spring Cleanup […]

ScottsMiracle-Gro, Texas A&M AgriLife begin construction on new research facility

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Richard White, 979-845-1550, rh-white@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Construction is starting on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Facility for Lawn and Garden Research on the Texas A&M University campus, after the recent renewal of an agreement between Texas A&M AgriLife and The Scotts Company LLC. Renewal of a Master Research Agreement and […]

Home and garden show set for Feb. 27-28 in Wichita Falls

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Graf, 940-716-8610, cdgraf@ag.tamu.edu WICHITA FALLS – The Arts Alive 2016 Home and Garden Festival on Feb. 27-28 will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Wichita County and the Wichita County Master Gardeners Association. The annual home and garden show will be in the […]

Coastal Bend Landscape Conference set Feb. 11 in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI —  It’s not too early to start working on those outdoor projects that will best prepare home landscaping for spring’s revival and summer’s harsh conditions, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. But before those efforts begin, the average homeowner has many questions, they said. To help answer them, AgriLife Extension is […]

Fruit tree management seminar offered in Winedale Feb. 19

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Monte Nesbitt, 979-862-1218, MLNesbitt@tamu.edu WINEDALE — Fruit tree management will be the topic for a multi-county seminar from 1:30-5 p.m., Feb. 19 at the Winedale Historical Complex, 3738 Farm-to-Market Road 2714, Winedale. Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, will talk about fruit tree varieties, site selection and […]

Little Buckaroo Farms exhibit to give visitors a view from farm to table

Exhibits will focus on horticulture, agricultural production, natural resources    SAN ANTONIO – Once again, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is saddling up with H-E-B to present the Little Buckaroo Farms tent during the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to exhibit coordinators. The tent will in the Family Fair area of the […]

Insect ecology during drought program set for Feb. 11 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present another program in its Dealing with Drought series on Feb. 11 in Austin. “Effects on Insect Ecology – How You Can Help” will be presented from 10 a.m.-noon at the AgriLife Extension office at 1600-B Smith Road. “This presentation will cover why […]

Nelson to be honored with turfgrass association’s 2015 Breeders Cup

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Lloyd Nelson, lr-nelson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Lloyd Nelson, Texas A&M AgriLife Research ryegrass and turfgrass breeder, will be awarded the 2015 Breeders Cup by the Turfgrass Breeders Association during their meeting Feb. 10 in San Diego, California. Nelson is being recognized for his development of the Panterra […]

Plant pest, disease detection program slated for Feb. 6 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Travis County Master Gardeners will present a program for detecting insects and diseases that may harm gardens and landscapes. “The idea behind this program is to help gardeners improve their observation skills toward detecting invasive pests and diseases such as the brown marmorated stink bug and rose rosette,” said Daphne Richards, Texas […]

‘Double your plants’ theme for Jan. 23 Backyard Basics workshop in Angleton

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Elizabeth McMahon, 979-864-1558, Elizabeth.mcmahon@agnet.tamu.edu ANGELTON — “Double your Plants: Plant Propagation” will be the topic of a hands-on program Jan. 23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Brazoria County Office, 21017 County Road 171, Angleton. The workshop, from 10 a.m.-noon, is part of the Backyard Basics series that […]