AgriLife Extension to host tomato, pepper workshop May 8 in Amarillo

Experts to discuss growing and preserving  Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu Amy Wagner, 806-373-0713, aewagner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – A “Growing Tomatoes and Peppers” workshop will be hosted at 6:30 p.m. May 8 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Potter County at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, […]

Arbor Day Horticulture Symposium set April 25 in Vega

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Austin Voyles, 806-267-2692, Austin.Voyles@ag.tamu.edu VEGA – An inaugural Arbor Day Horticulture Symposium conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Oldham County is set for April 25. “This program was set up to try to aid home gardeners as we move into the spring and summer season,” said […]

‘Preserving the Harvest’ classes set for May in Panhandle

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jeanene Montgomery, 806-537-3882, j-montgomery@tamu.edu PANHANDLE – A series of three “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation classes will be held during May by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the War Memorial Building, 500 Main St., Panhandle. The classes will begin at 9 a.m. and end around noon each day. […]

Going wild at college

Flowers yield unexpected beauty between classes on Texas A&M campus         COLLEGE STATION – The perception that things can get wild on a college campus is proving to be true at Texas A&M University this semester.         But the wildness in this case is a field of flowers that have bloomed into […]

Spring ‘Quick-Bite’ webinar series offered on gardening topics

COLLEGE STATION — A series of horticulture industry webinars this spring will offer information on rose disease, landscaping and insect issues, according to Dr. Mengmeng Gu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in College Station. “These webinars are called “Quick Bite” because they are no longer than 30 minutes and give the horticulture industry a […]

First area Backyard Basics program to focus on composting for Coastal Bend gardeners

ROCKPORT – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will begin offering Backyard Basics classes, the first of which will begin at 10 a.m. April 5 to help Coastal Bend gardeners challenged by the area’s harsh growing conditions. The class will be held at the Fulton Community Garden, 4841 U.S. Highway 35 North in Rockport. The […]

Annual plant sale slated April 5 in Cameron County

SAN BENITO – Just in time for spring planting, the Cameron County Master Gardeners, in association with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will hold their Annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.April 5. The sales will be held at the Cameron County San Benito Annex Building’s arboretum at 1390 W. Expressway 83 in San […]

AgriLife Extension’s Brown County Lunch-N-Learn Series to focus on less thirsty landscapes

  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 and the Brown County Master Gardeners Association will conduct five home landscape programs April through September as part of their Lunch-N-Learn series. All the programs will start at noon in the […]

AgriLife Extension hires new turfgrass specialist for Dallas region

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Travis Miller, 979-845-4008, td-miller@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Matthew Elmore has been hired as an assistant professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service turfgrass specialist for the Dallas region. The announcement was made by Dr. Travis Miller, AgriLife Extension Service agronomist and Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences […]

AgriLife Extension sets Home Landscape Design School in Midland

  Four session program starts March 31   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Jeff Floyd, 432-889-9537, jeff.floyd@ag.tamu.edu   MIDLAND – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Ector and  Midland counties will conduct a four-evening Home Landscape Design School at the Commemorative Air Force Museum, located at 9600 Wright Drive near the Midland […]