Ornamental, turfgrass conference set Feb. 27 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Ornamental and Turf Conference will be held Feb. 27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. “This conference is designed for those involved with caring and maintaining the […]

Gardening in South Texas class seeks new ‘crusaders’ for 2015

EDINBURG  –  The popular class series, “Gardening in South Texas,” is accepting applications from locals and Winter Texans alike who need help navigating through the fog of gardening in the challenging sub-tropical conditions of the area, according to organizers. Sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Deep South Texas Master Gardeners, the […]

Organic farmer, gardener association conference to be held Jan. 29-31 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will hold its 2015 conference from Jan. 29-31 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service a prominent participant, said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Bexar County. The hotel is located at 611 N.W. Loop 410 in San Antonio. […]

Turfgrass short course to be offered in Austin Feb. 16-20

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, casey.reynolds@ag.tamu.edu AUSTIN – A five-day Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held Feb. 16-20 at the Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff Road, Austin. Dr. Casey Reynolds, AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist in College […]

Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop set for Jan. 22 in Lubbock

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Vikram Baliga, 806-775-1740, www.LubbockHorticulture.com LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the 2015 Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289 in Lubbock. “The presentations will target those holding structural and/or commercial […]

‘Last chance’ CEU training set for Feb. 3 at San Angelo

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Josh Blanek, 325-659-6523, j-blanek@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tom Green County will offer their annual “Last Chance” Continuing Education Unit Course from 12:30 – 6:15 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center. The center is […]

East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 5 at Overton

Conference designed primarily for professional landscape managers Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — The East Texas Turfgrass Conference has been scheduled for Feb. 5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton. The annual conference is primarily for professional grounds and landscape managers for local school districts city parks and recreation […]

New publication explains ‘grape expectations’ for  Texas vineyard owners

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jim Kamas, 830-990-4046, j-kamas@tamu.edu   FREDERICKSBURG — Before planting grapes in Texas, every potential grower needs to answer one essential question, according to Jim Kamas: “Why do you want to plant a vineyard?” Kamas, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service fruit specialist in Fredericksburg, begins with that question in […]

Dallas center’s Urban Water Team receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for partnership

COLLEGE STATION – The Urban Water Team, headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife  Research and Extension Center in Dallas, has received a 2014 Vice Chancellor’s  Award in Excellence for a partnership. The award recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife, part of the Texas A&M University System. It […]

‘All About Roses’ program to bloom Feb. 7 in Austin

AUSTIN — The Travis County Master Gardeners will present “All About Roses” from 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 7 at the Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road in Austin. The Travis County Master Gardener program is a volunteer horticultural program supporting the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County. The seminar is free, but park […]