New turfgrass handbook available through AgriLife Extension

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, casey.reynolds@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Homeowners and professional turfgrass managers now have a new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service publication available to help them when selecting herbicides, insecticides and fungicides to control common turfgrass pests. Weed, Insect, and Disease Control in Turfgrass was authored by AgriLife […]

Rainwater harvesting program set for May 17 in Monahans

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu MONAHANS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters rainwater harvesting program May 17 in Ward County, said program coordinators. The event will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Ward County Convention Center, 400 E. 4th St. in […]

AgriLife Extension sets spring gardening program April 28 in Robert Lee

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Morgan Runyan, 325-453-241, Morgan.Runyan@ag.tamu.edu ROBERT LEE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Spring Forward-Get Ready to Grow gardening program on April 28 in Robert Lee. The program, which lasts from 6-8 p.m., will be in the Robert Lee Community Center, 150 County Park Rd., […]

Long-term strategic planning can pay dividends for home gardeners and commercial growers

OVERTON – Growing fruits and vegetables can be a constant battle against pests, disease and weather. Dr. Joe Masabni wants home gardeners and commercial growers to become strategists rather than tacticians because successfully growing fruits and vegetables can depend on preparedness and planning. Masabni, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in Overton, receives phone […]

Spring garden workshop set for April 7 in Fort Stockton

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: David Disselhorst, 432-336-2541, David.Disselhorst@ag.tamu.edu FORT STOCKTON – Spring is here and with it comes the Pecos County Spring Garden Workshop, said organizers of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event set for April 7 in the AgriLife Extension offices, 100 E. Divide St. in Fort Stockton. David […]

AgriLife Extension sets annual Lunch-N-Learn horticulture series in Brown County

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu     BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Brown County has set the dates for their annual Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series. The series will be held  at the AgriLife Extension office in Brown County, 605 Fisk Ave. in Brownwood. As the name […]

AgriLife Extension sets Earth-Kind Landscape Design School in May

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Liz Moore, 806-468-5543, liz.moore@ag.tamu.edu CANYON – An Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School will be offered in May by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Randall County. “Anyone interested in learning how to design, plant and manage a landscape that is beautiful and low maintenance is welcome […]

AgriLife Extension to present two April horticulture seminars in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present two free horticulture seminars in San Antonio during April, said a coordinator for the programs. The first seminar will be the annual Fruit and Nut Tree Grafting Seminar April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Fanick’s Garden Center, 1025 Holmgreen Drive. The seminar […]

AgriLife Extension plans regional horticulture seminars in Amarillo

Turf to be addressed April 9, trees on April 30 Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Liz Moore, 806-468-5543, liz.moore@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a two-part Amarillo Regional Horticulture Exposition on April 9 and April 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. […]

East Austin Garden Fair to take root April 16

AUSTIN – The 10th annual East Austin Garden Fair: A Passion for Plants will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales St. in Austin. The fair is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Travis County Master Gardeners and Austin Parks and Recreation. […]