Little Ruby alternanthera named newest Texas Superstar plant

Selection is smaller, thicker and fuller version of Joseph’s Coat Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – The ground cover plant, Little Ruby alternanthera has been named the newest Texas Superstar plant. “A lot of old-timers will probably recognize this group of plants as ‘Joseph’s Coat,’” said David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

East Texas forage conference set Aug. 28

Regional conference to be held at Yamboree Fairgrounds in Gilmer Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, GILMER – The East Texas regional forage conference will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Yamboree Fairgrounds in Gilmer. Programming will focus on helping producers increase yields and lower costs, with presentations to address the […]

Feral Hog Management Workshop set for Sept. 4 at Brazos County Expo complex

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129, BRYAN – A Feral Hog Management Workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Brazos County Expo complex, 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan. The program is free, but $15 for a catered lunch. RSVP for the meal by Aug. […]

New website aimed at professionals who manage lawns, golf and athletic turf

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, COLLEGE STATION – Homeowners and professional landscapers alike who are looking for answers to questions like “what grass should I plant in the shade?” or “what grass tolerates foot traffic best?” have a new place to go for answers. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Texas crop, weather for July 28, 2015

New, stronger El Niño may bring another drenched winter Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – A super-strong El Niño now brewing in the tropical Pacific will likely bring another rain-drenched winter to large parts of Texas, said Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, state climatologist, College Station. But the climate scientist said he doesn’t expect a […]

Wild Pig Management Workshop set for Aug.18 in Palo Pinto County

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Josh Helcel, 254-248-0562,   PALO PINTO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Wild Pig Management Workshop for landowners and the general public from 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the AgriLife Extension office, 221 S. 5th Ave., Palo Pinto. “Many landowners are well aware […]

Fundamentals of water quality monitoring workshop set for Aug. 6-7 in Temple

TEMPLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a Fundamentals of Developing a Water Quality Monitoring Plan workshop Aug. 6-7 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, 808 E. Blackland Road in Temple. The workshop is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 6 and from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the […]

Texas crop, weather for July 21, 2015

Bermuda grass stem maggot advances across Texas Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – After a year of low activity, the Bermuda grass stem maggot has returned with a vengeance and spread quickly across Texas. “Since 2013, this new pest has rapidly expanded its range in Texas and is now found throughout much of […]

Two dairy animal handling trainings slated for August

DALLAS – Two Animal Handling Training programs – one in the Panhandle and one in Central Texas — will be presented in August by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “This training is designed for owners, managers and employees,” said Dr. Ellen Jordan, AgriLife Extension dairy specialist in Dallas. “The class will emphasize safe and […]

Rain garden retention/detention pond program to be held July 22 in Dallas

DALLAS – A program titled “Rain Garden and Retention/Detention Pond Design and Performance in North Texas” will be presented July 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The free program will be from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Building C meeting room of the center, located at 17360 Coit Road. […]