Ornamental, turfgrass conference set Feb. 27 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Ornamental and Turf Conference will be held Feb. 27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. “This conference is designed for those involved with caring and maintaining the […]

Gardening in South Texas class seeks new ‘crusaders’ for 2015

EDINBURG  –  The popular class series, “Gardening in South Texas,” is accepting applications from locals and Winter Texans alike who need help navigating through the fog of gardening in the challenging sub-tropical conditions of the area, according to organizers. Sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Deep South Texas Master Gardeners, the […]

Turfgrass short course to be offered in Austin Feb. 16-20

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, casey.reynolds@ag.tamu.edu AUSTIN – A five-day Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held Feb. 16-20 at the Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff Road, Austin. Dr. Casey Reynolds, AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist in College […]

Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop set for Jan. 22 in Lubbock

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Vikram Baliga, 806-775-1740, www.LubbockHorticulture.com LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the 2015 Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289 in Lubbock. “The presentations will target those holding structural and/or commercial […]

‘Last chance’ CEU training set for Feb. 3 at San Angelo

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Josh Blanek, 325-659-6523, j-blanek@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tom Green County will offer their annual “Last Chance” Continuing Education Unit Course from 12:30 – 6:15 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center. The center is […]

East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 5 at Overton

Conference designed primarily for professional landscape managers Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — The East Texas Turfgrass Conference has been scheduled for Feb. 5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton. The annual conference is primarily for professional grounds and landscape managers for local school districts city parks and recreation […]

Earth-Kind landscape shortcourse set for Jan. 21-23 in College Station

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mengmeng Gu, 979-845-8567, mgu@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Professionals who manage and maintain urban green spaces are encouraged to attend the Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course Jan. 21-23 in College Station, according to organizer Dr. Mengmeng Gu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture specialist. The event will be at the […]

Long-term ranching outlook to highlight Jan. 14-15 Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600, ft-mccollum@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Big-picture emerging issues in the beef and ranching industries will be addressed at the Southwest Beef Symposium, jointly hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. This year’s conference, themed “Looking to the Future,” […]

‘Liking’ this Facebook page may help treat what you don’t like on your plants

COLLEGE STATION — If you “like” the Texas Plant Diagnostic Lab on Facebook, it’s probably because there is something happening to your plants that you definitely do not like. Seeing yellow leaves on basil or black spots on Indian hawthornleaves, for example, is much the same for a plant as coughing or having a rash […]

Picking vegetables to grow starts with knowing where to plant

COLLEGE STATION — No matter how you look at it, the online Texas Vegetable Variety Selector will help growers choose the best types to grow in a particular locale, according to Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in College Station. “It’s a one-stop website designed to help AgriLife Extension agents and the […]