Rainwater harvesting workshop set for May 13 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – A Rainwater Harvesting Workshop will be held May 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. World-renowned rain harvester Billy Kniffen, retired AgriLife Extension water resource associate from Menard, will be the special guest presenter, said Austin Voyles, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and […]

Earth-Kind seminars slated for February, March in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Bexar County, will present two Earth-Kind seminars – one in February and one in March — at Milberger’s Nursery, 3920 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio. Both seminars are free and open to the public. “These seminars will emphasize Earth-Kind gardening principles, which incorporate […]

It’s go time for vegetable gardeners

OVERTON — Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Overton, said it’s time for gardeners to plant some vegetables and prepare seedlings for others. “It’s time to plant potatoes, onions and other cool-season crops like mustard greens, kale, peas and spinach,” he said. “It’s your last window to begin seeding plants like tomatoes […]

Spring Landscape Irrigation Short Courses offered

COLLEGE STATION – A series of landscape irrigation short courses for licensed irrigation professionals will be held February through May with stops in College Station, Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. Licensed landscape irrigators are required to have 24 hours of continued education every three years to renew their licenses, while licensed irrigation technicians need […]

AgriLife Extension provides educational opportunities at San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO – An educational agency known for its ties to agriculture in the Lone Star State will be involved in numerous activities at this year’s San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present educational exhibits and hands-on activities related to agriculture, horticulture, entomology, water conservation and more at […]

It’s prime time to plant fruit trees

UVALDE – Fruit tree lovers should plant sooner rather than later, said Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Uvalde. “Right now is the prime time to plant and get the roots established before springtime,” he said. “The sooner the better.” Stein said it’s important for growers and homeowners who want to plant […]

Coastal Bend Landscape Conference set Feb. 23 in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI — Springtime is approaching quickly, and a meeting has been set up to help landscape and garden professionals and enthusiasts learn some helpful tips and techniques, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service official said. The Coastal Bend Landscape Conference will be 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Feb. 23 at the Del Mar Development Center, 3209 […]

Texas Nursery and Landscape Association receives AgriLife Extension Partnership Award

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association received a 2017 Partnership Award from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The award was presented Jan. 10 during the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. AgriLife Extension first conferred its Partnership Award to the Texas Nursery and Landscape […]

Guadalupe County Master Gardener class slated to begin mid-January

SCHERTZ – Guadalupe County residents interested in learning more about gardening and sharing that knowledge with others are invited to participate in the upcoming Guadalupe County Master Gardener class, said program coordinators. Classes will be from 5:45-8:45 p.m. each Tuesday from Jan. 17 through May 23 at the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Schertz. […]