New Texas Superstar introduced: Whopper begonias

By: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@tylerpaper.com Contact: Dr. Brent Pemberton, 903-834-6191, brent.pemberton@ag.tamu.edu David Rodriguez, 210-631-0400, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Wax begonias have long been a staple of Texas landscapes, but a recently introduced series has been distinguished as a bigger, brighter ornamental – Whopper begonias. Whopper begonias have been named a 2016 Texas Superstar plant by […]

New turfgrass handbook available through AgriLife Extension

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, casey.reynolds@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Homeowners and professional turfgrass managers now have a new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service publication available to help them when selecting herbicides, insecticides and fungicides to control common turfgrass pests. Weed, Insect, and Disease Control in Turfgrass was authored by AgriLife […]

AgriLife Extension sets spring gardening program April 28 in Robert Lee

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Morgan Runyan, 325-453-241, Morgan.Runyan@ag.tamu.edu ROBERT LEE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Spring Forward-Get Ready to Grow gardening program on April 28 in Robert Lee. The program, which lasts from 6-8 p.m., will be in the Robert Lee Community Center, 150 County Park Rd., […]

Spring garden workshop set for April 7 in Fort Stockton

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: David Disselhorst, 432-336-2541, David.Disselhorst@ag.tamu.edu FORT STOCKTON – Spring is here and with it comes the Pecos County Spring Garden Workshop, said organizers of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event set for April 7 in the AgriLife Extension offices, 100 E. Divide St. in Fort Stockton. David […]

AgriLife Extension sets annual Lunch-N-Learn horticulture series in Brown County

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu     BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Brown County has set the dates for their annual Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series. The series will be held  at the AgriLife Extension office in Brown County, 605 Fisk Ave. in Brownwood. As the name […]

AgriLife Extension sets Earth-Kind Landscape Design School in May

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Liz Moore, 806-468-5543, liz.moore@ag.tamu.edu CANYON – An Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School will be offered in May by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Randall County. “Anyone interested in learning how to design, plant and manage a landscape that is beautiful and low maintenance is welcome […]

AgriLife Extension plans regional horticulture seminars in Amarillo

Turf to be addressed April 9, trees on April 30 Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Liz Moore, 806-468-5543, liz.moore@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a two-part Amarillo Regional Horticulture Exposition on April 9 and April 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. […]

AgriLife Extension sets April 4 aquaponics program in Brownwood

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu    BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a landscape aquaponics program at 6 p.m. April 4 in the AgriLife Extension Brown County office, 605 Fisk Ave. in Brownwood. Scott Anderson, AgriLife Extension agent in Brown County, said aquaponics is usually […]

Researchers begin tracking crape myrtle bark scale populations

TYLER — Black, sooty splotches pepper a line of 10 crape myrtle trees along Broadway Avenue in Tyler. The popular ornamental trees wear the tell-tale signs of bark scale infestations. Erfan Vafaie wrapped five branched on three crape myrtle trees, which is standard protocol for he and the six other researchers studying the bark scale, […]

Growing Your Health Summit set March 29 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Angela Burkham, 806-677-5600, aburkham@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – A Growing Your Health Summit will be presented March 29 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Hunger Initiative–Amarillo Region at the Hillside Christian Church North Grand Campus, 3508 N.E. 24th Ave., Amarillo. The event will begin with registration […]