Aquaponics field day set for Nov. 7 in Weslaco

WESLACO – It’s a tidy little system that you can set up in your backyard, a commercial warehouse or on your desktop — on a real desk, not a computer — that produces both edible fish and vegetables, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert in Weslaco. It’s called aquaponics, said Andrew “Andy” McArdle, a […]

Lost Water Conference will be Oct. 30 in San Antonio

Program will help water purveyors understand lost water issues, resources SAN ANTONIO — The Edwards Aquifer Regional Water Conservation Program is sponsoring a Lost Water Conference Oct. 30 in San Antonio for staff of municipal water utilities and other water suppliers in the Edwards Aquifer region. The conference will be from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at […]

Guadalupe County Master Gardener lunch Nov. 7 will ‘go native’

SEGUIN — The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will present a brown bag learning lunch from noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Seguin Public Library, 707 E. College in Seguin. The program is free and open to the public. The Master Gardener program is an educational and volunteer horticulture program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Texas A&M AgriLife center in Dallas wins 2014 WaterSense Excellence Award

LAS VEGAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas has been recognized with a 2014 WaterSense Excellence Award for Outreach and Education by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The center’s urban water team was honored recently at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas for its commitment to water efficiency and […]

Smith County ‘Bulbs and More’ set for Oct. 11

More than 50 bulb varieties offered Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TYLER – The Smith County Master Gardeners’ annual “Bulbs and More” sale will be held Oct. 11 at the Harvey Convention Center located at 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. This year’s sale will feature more than 50 bulb varieties, chosen for their ability to […]

AgriLife Extension to offer three urban pest continuing education trainings in Austin

AUSTIN — Three urban pest trainings will be held in Austin for those wanting to obtain Structural Pest Control Service continuing education units for 2014, according to Wizzie Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist for Travis County. Brown said all three classes will be held at the AgriLife Extension office, located at 1600-B Smith […]

Master Gardener meeting Oct. 16 in Seguin will feature presentation on ‘food forests’

SEGUIN — The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Justice Center, 211 Court Street in Seguin that will feature a presentation called Food Forests: Perennial Forest Gardening Systems. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will include a social function beginning at 6:30 […]

Irrigation/turf maintenance workshop scheduled for Oct. 22 in Creedmoor

CREEDMOOR — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an irrigation and turf maintenance workshop Oct. 22 in response to ongoing critical water issues in Central Texas, said Daphne Richards, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Travis County. Registration for the Central Texas Irrigation/Turf Maintenance Workshop, to be held at the Creedmoor Community Center, 12511 Farm-to-Market […]

Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School slated for Oct. 3-5 in Dallas

DALLAS – An Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School will be held Oct. 3-5 in Building E of the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. Extended, personalized design consultations will be given a few weeks after the program, said  Dr. Steve George, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service landscape specialist. George […]