Turfgrass Field Day set for July 13 in Lubbock

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Vikram Baliga 806-775-1680, vikram.b.baliga@gmail.com Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, 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 […]

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 […]

Edible landscape is topic of AgriLife Extension program June 23 in Sterling City

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Chad Coburn, 325-378-3181, c-coburn@tamu.edu STERLING CITY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct an edible landscape program at 6 p.m. June 23 at the Sterling County Community Center in Sterling City. “Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Tom Green County, will be our keynote speaker,” said […]

Rainwater harvesting getting new flood of interest after recent rains

DALLAS – With the recent abundance of rain, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist who presents rainwater harvesting programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and elsewhere in the state, has been “flooded” with calls from people interested in water collection and conservation. “Many people I’ve spoken to feel they have missed a golden […]