Far West Texas Tri-Community Horticulture Program slated for March 3

AgriLife Extension fete set in Marfa’s Hotel Paisano Ballroom Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Jesse Lea Schneider, 432-729-4746, jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu Logan Boswell, 432-837-6207, l-boswell@tamu.edu MARFA– The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Tri-Community Horticulture Program from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. March 3 in the Hotel Paisano Ballroom, 207 N. Highland St. in Marfa. […]

Local food training set for April 16 on Texas A&M campus

Focus on cottage foods, organic certification and publications Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: John W. Smith, 979-845-2761, jwsmith@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A “Production, Marketing and Sales of Local Food” training will be held April 16 in the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM `56 Equine Complex at Texas A&M University in College Station. The event is […]

Central Texas project will study drought tolerance of landscape plants

Stakeholders invited to tour study’s drought simulator in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Does a tough modern rose really need 4 inches of water a month to survive a drought? Can a plant bounce back after an entire growing season without rain? A group of Central Texas entities is hoping to find these and other […]

AgriLife Extension sets Backyard Basics series in Monahans

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Caleb Eaton, 432-943-2682, cleaton@ag.tamu.edu   MONAHANS – Need information on raising poultry or vegetables? How about making salsa or preserving home grown produce? The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Backyard Basics “The Art of Self-Reliance Program” offers information on these topics and much more, said Caleb Eaton, AgriLife Extension […]

Home and garden show set for Feb. 21-22 in Wichita Falls

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Graf, 940-716-8610, cdgraf@ag.tamu.edu WICHITA FALLS – The Arts Alive 2015 Home and Garden Festival on Feb. 21-22 will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Wichita County and the Wichita County Master Gardeners Association. The annual home and garden show will be in the […]

Organizers say becoming a Master Gardener can be a life-changer

February training classes set for Hidalgo, Cameron counties EDINBURG —  The registration deadlines to become a Master Gardener this year are Feb. 12 in Hidalgo County and Feb. 23 in Cameron County. But for those who register, it’s more than an opportunity to learn about gardening; it can be a life changer, according to organizers. […]

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 […]