Strawberry Field Day slated March 5 in Weslaco

WESLACO  —  Strawberry fields forever? Maybe not. But strawberry research, including how to extend their harvest, will be shared with the public at the Strawberry Field Day to be held March 5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Weslaco, according to organizers. The center is located at 2415 E. Highway 83 […]

Water quality training March 25 in Dublin will focus on Leon River

DUBLIN – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and availability issues related to the Leon River will be held from 1-5 p.m. March 25 at the Rotary Building, 126 E. Blackjack St. in Dublin. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation […]

Sports, athletic field maintenance/management program March 31 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Water Star program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the “Sports and Athletic Field Workshop: Maintenance and Management” from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31 at Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center, 5223 David Edwards Drive, San Antonio. “This workshop will concentrate on sports and athletic field maintenance and management […]

Far West Texas Tri-Community Horticulture Program slated for March 3

AgriLife Extension fete set in Marfa’s Hotel Paisano Ballroom Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Jesse Lea Schneider, 432-729-4746, jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu Logan Boswell, 432-837-6207, l-boswell@tamu.edu MARFA– The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Tri-Community Horticulture Program from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. March 3 in the Hotel Paisano Ballroom, 207 N. Highland St. in Marfa. […]

AgriLife Extension hires Petty as new Childress County agriculture and natural resources agent

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Zeb Petty, 940-937-2351, zeb.petty@ag.tamu.edu CHILDRESS – Zeb Petty has been hired to fill the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent position in Childress County, according to Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. “We are looking forward to having Zeb on the District 3 […]

Austin Trainings offered to irrigation professionals

Expert: Winter is the time to prepare for spring, summer conservation measures Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu AUSTIN – Two trainings to help professional irrigators and water conservation staff save water will be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Feb. 24-25 at the Lower Colorado River Authority Dalchau Service Center, 3505 Montropolis Drive, […]

Central Texas project will study drought tolerance of landscape plants

Stakeholders invited to tour study’s drought simulator in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Does a tough modern rose really need 4 inches of water a month to survive a drought? Can a plant bounce back after an entire growing season without rain? A group of Central Texas entities is hoping to find these and other […]

Composting and butterfly gardening focus of Feb. 11 workshop in Boerne

BOERNE – The Backyard Basics program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Composting 101 and Butterfly Gardening workshop on Feb. 11 at the Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N. Main St. in Boerne. The workshop, which begins at noon, is free and open to the public. “If you’re interested in having […]

AgriLife Extension sets Backyard Basics series in Monahans

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Caleb Eaton, 432-943-2682, cleaton@ag.tamu.edu   MONAHANS – Need information on raising poultry or vegetables? How about making salsa or preserving home grown produce? The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Backyard Basics “The Art of Self-Reliance Program” offers information on these topics and much more, said Caleb Eaton, AgriLife Extension […]

Home and garden show set for Feb. 21-22 in Wichita Falls

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Graf, 940-716-8610, cdgraf@ag.tamu.edu WICHITA FALLS – The Arts Alive 2015 Home and Garden Festival on Feb. 21-22 will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Wichita County and the Wichita County Master Gardeners Association. The annual home and garden show will be in the […]