Arbor Day Horticulture Symposium set April 25 in Vega

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Austin Voyles, 806-267-2692, Austin.Voyles@ag.tamu.edu VEGA – An inaugural Arbor Day Horticulture Symposium conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Oldham County is set for April 25. “This program was set up to try to aid home gardeners as we move into the spring and summer season,” said […]

‘Preserving the Harvest’ classes set for May in Panhandle

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jeanene Montgomery, 806-537-3882, j-montgomery@tamu.edu PANHANDLE – A series of three “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation classes will be held during May by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the War Memorial Building, 500 Main St., Panhandle. The classes will begin at 9 a.m. and end around noon each day. […]

Drip irrigation educational program slated for May 1 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners Association program will be presenting “Drip Irrigation Systems,” a program on water-efficient irrigation, from 10 a.m.– noon May 1 at the Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff, Austin. “Drip irrigation is a highly efficient and effective way to irrigate your […]

‘Rainwater University’ to be April 16-18 at Texas A&M AgriLife center in Dallas

Program will address small- and large-scale rainwater harvesting DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas will be presenting Rainwater University 2014, a program on both small- and large-scale rainwater harvesting, April 16-18, said program coordinators. The center is located at 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. Program presentations all three days […]

AgriLife’s Dallas center releases new water-efficient turfgrass

Expert: New St. Augustine grass hybrid uses less water, offers other advantages DALLAS – Dwindling water resources caused by drought, extreme temperatures and other environmental factors have made the development of more water-efficient turfgrasses increasingly important for southern landscapes, according to experts at Texas A&M AgriLife Research. According to national water-use statistics, about one-third of […]

Going wild at college

Flowers yield unexpected beauty between classes on Texas A&M campus         COLLEGE STATION – The perception that things can get wild on a college campus is proving to be true at Texas A&M University this semester.         But the wildness in this case is a field of flowers that have bloomed into […]

Spring ‘Quick-Bite’ webinar series offered on gardening topics

COLLEGE STATION — A series of horticulture industry webinars this spring will offer information on rose disease, landscaping and insect issues, according to Dr. Mengmeng Gu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in College Station. “These webinars are called “Quick Bite” because they are no longer than 30 minutes and give the horticulture industry a […]