Earth-Kind landscape short course set for Dec. 16-18

COLLEGE STATION — An Earth-Kind landscape short course will be offered Dec. 16-18 in the Horticulture/Forest Science Building on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. “This is a continuing education program designed for professionals responsible for managing and maintaining urban green space such as residential landscapes, parks, commercial properties and golf courses,” said […]

There’s more to picking a good grass than just green

AgriLife Extension turfgrass trials match purpose to environment Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, COLLEGE STATION – Not every grass is a good fit for home lawns, golf courses or athletic playing fields, so turfgrass researcher Dr. Casey Reynolds is testing varieties and comparing them side by side under Texas […]

Homeowner Septic System workshop Nov. 10 in Seguin

SEGUIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board will present a Homeowner Maintenance of Septic Systems Course from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 10. The class is free and will be held at the AgriLife Extension office in Guadalupe County, 210 E. Live Oak […]

AgriLife Researcher develops a painter’s palette of winter-hardy hibiscus colors

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Dariusz Malinowski, 940-552-9941, Steve Brown, 940-552-6226, VERNON – Like an artist using the paint on a palette, Dr. Dariusz Malinowski is mixing pollen to create a flowering masterpiece in the form of tropically colored winter-hardy hibiscus. Three years after the Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeding team […]

AgriLife Extension’s Texas Grow! Eat! Go! program receives top award for diversity

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Grow! Eat! Go! program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has received the National Extension Diversity Award from a national Cooperative Extension association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The program is a five-year collaboration among AgriLife Extension, the University of Texas School […]

Figuring out what produce consumers will buy can be a no-brainer

       COLLEGE STATION — A new twist in economic studies could help growers be more brainy in bringing their products to market, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. “This new area may help us to use the knowledge we gain so that people can make better decisions and choices to […]

Media Advisory: Turf Field Day Oct. 14 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – More than 200 turf and landscape industry professionals are expected to attend the annual Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day on Oct. 14, according to event coordinators. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service faculty and staff will address a number of management topics related to improving knowledge […]

Regional landscape, irrigation symposium planned for Nov. 13 in Sugar Land

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, Contact: Boone Holladay, 281-342-3034, SUGAR LAND — A regional landscape and irrigation symposium will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Nov. 13, according to Boone Holladay, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Fort Bend County. The event will be at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar […]

AgriLife Today goes daily with news from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Research

  COLLEGE STATION — AgriLife Today, the news outlet for Texas A&M AgriLife, has become a daily distribution to better serve the public with news about the state agencies it covers. The news organization previously distributed information about the AgriLife entities throughout Texas each weekday. Because of AgriLife’s far-reaching involvement in all 254 Texas counties, […]

‘Chunkapalooza’ set Oct. 10 at Kilgore College farm

Horticultural event will include pumpkin chunking contest Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, OVERTON – This year’s Chunkapalooza has something for just about anyone of any age, including pumpkin ‘chunking,’ according to event organizers. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kilgore College Demonstration […]