AgriLife Extension experts: Texans should expect mosquito population explosion

Residents can help control, protect themselves from mosquitoes DALLAS – Anticipating a significant increase in the state’s mosquito population, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists are offering tips on how Texans can help slow mosquito breeding in backyards and protect from being bitten. “Mosquito populations are booming throughout the state and will likely not go […]

AgriLife Extension horticulture agent headed overseas

Allison Watkins to participate in World Rose Convention in Lyon, France Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Allison Watkins, 325-659-6528, aewatkins@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent for Tom Green County is heading to France. Allison Watkins, has been invited to speak at the 17th World Rose Convention conducted by […]

Smith County Master Gardeners to host statue dedication ceremony

Bronze sculpture is dedicated to the memory of Sue Adee Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TYLER — The Smith County Master Gardener Association will hold a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. June 4 to unveil a bronze sculpture named “A Woman’s Touch,” dedicated to the memory of Master Gardener Sue Adee. The ceremony will be […]

School integrated pest management training set for June 11 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Janet Hurley, 877-747-6872, 972-952-9213, ja-hurley@tamu.edu AMARILLO – A regional one-day “School IPM Program” for integrated pest management coordinators will be held June 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo. Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for school integrated […]

‘Jewels in the Garden’ conference set June 6 in Tyler

Conference to honor longtime Smith County Gardener posthumously Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu> TYLER – “Jewels in the Garden,” a conference planned for more than a year by Smith County Master Gardeners, will be held June 6 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Drive, Tyler. The conference has taken on special meaning […]

Rain barrel workshop offered by Backyard Gardening Series

SAN ANTONIO — A rain barrel workshop will be offered May 23 at Rainbow Gardens, 8516 Bandera Road in San Antonio, as part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Backyard Basics series. “A rain barrel is a container that collects and stores water for when you need it most,” said Troy Luepke, AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Extension sets Presidio Vector Abatement and Mitigation Workshop for May 12

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Sonja Swiger, 254-968-4144, slswiger@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jesse Schneider, 432-729-4746, jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu PRESIDIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Vector Abatement and Mitigation Workshop starting at 9 a.m. May 12 at the Presidio Activity Center, 1200 O’Reilly St. in Presidio. Jesse Schneider, AgriLife Extension agent in Presidio […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshops set for Weslaco, Corpus Christi

Contact: Dr. Allen Berthold, 979-845-2028, taberthold@ag.tamu.edu WESLACO – Advanced metering infrastructure system trainings for water utilities are set for May 13 in Weslaco and May 14 in Corpus Christi. Dr. Allen Berthold, Texas Water Resources Institute research scientist in College Station, said the trainings are open to municipal employees interested in learning more about various […]