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. […]

Research shows Central Texas landscapes can go ‘thirsty’ but still thrive

SAN ANTONIO — Many ornamental plants popular in Central Texas landscapes can still grow and thrive when watered using half or less of the usual recommended irrigation amounts, according to research results recently published by two Texas A&M AgriLife institutes. A drought survivability study, conducted in San Antonio throughout 2015, investigated how 97 plant species […]

Winter isn’t the time for gardeners to sit back and wait

OVERTON – Winter months provide few growing options for gardeners but plenty of opportunities to stay busy, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. January is a time to protect existing gardens and prepare for future planting, said Dr. Joe Masabni, AgriLife Extension small-acreage vegetable specialist, Overton. Masabni said gardeners should remove any weeds […]