Rainwater harvesting workshop set for May 13 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – A Rainwater Harvesting Workshop will be held May 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. World-renowned rain harvester Billy Kniffen, retired AgriLife Extension water resource associate from Menard, will be the special guest presenter, said Austin Voyles, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Military deployments highlight importance of plants, lead Master Sergeant to college

COLLEGE STATION — From the air, while traveling to various deployments in her more than 30-year career, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Sherrie Yeates realized a correlation between the look of the land and the state of its people. “Over the Midwestern U.S., you see pastures with livestock, shade trees and ponds. You see rolling fields […]

Turfgrass short course to be offered in College Station Jan. 17-20

COLLEGE STATION – An intensive four-day Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Jan. 17-20 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Dr. Casey Reynolds, AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist in College Station, will present the educational workshop for anyone interested in the fundamentals of […]

Rolling Plains Applicator Training set for Dec. 6 in Burkburnett

BURKBURNETT – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Wichita County will host a Rolling Plains Applicator Training Dec. 6 in the Wichita County Precinct 2 Shop, 102 W. College, Burkburnett. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $30 and covers lunch, door prizes and five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units […]

Pecan clinic set Nov. 7 in Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Rolling Plains Pecan Clinic Nov. 7 at the Riverbend Nature Center, 2200 3rd St. in Wichita Falls. “Pecan trees are one of the primary trees in this region, and we receive a lot of questions about them,” said David Graf, AgriLife Extension agriculture […]

Accurate diagnosis is the first step in addressing turfgrass problems

TYLER –  Calls have been pouring into Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent Chad Gulley’s office from homeowners whose grass is not faring well. Lawns are thinning, showing brown spots and showing other signs of pests and diseases, Gulley said. He noted diseases such as gray leaf spot and root rot, as well as  pests […]