ScottsMiracle-Gro, Texas A&M AgriLife begin construction on new research facility

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Richard White, 979-845-1550, rh-white@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Construction is starting on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Facility for Lawn and Garden Research on the Texas A&M University campus, after the recent renewal of an agreement between Texas A&M AgriLife and The Scotts Company LLC. Renewal of a Master Research Agreement and […]

Home and garden show set for Feb. 27-28 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 2016 Home and Garden Festival on Feb. 27-28 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 […]

Four States Agricultural Exposition set Feb. 11 in Texarkana

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEXARKANA – The Four States Agricultural Exposition will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Arkansas, said Dr. Brian Triplett, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Red River County. The exposition is a joint effort between AgriLife Extension and the […]

AgriLife Extension sets commercial turf and ornamental workshop

  Program slated for Jan. 28 in Lubbock Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Vikram Baliga, 806-775-1740, Vikram.Baliga@ag.tamu.edu    LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the 2016 Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Lubbock. The […]

Nelson to be honored with turfgrass association’s 2015 Breeders Cup

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Lloyd Nelson, lr-nelson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Lloyd Nelson, Texas A&M AgriLife Research ryegrass and turfgrass breeder, will be awarded the 2015 Breeders Cup by the Turfgrass Breeders Association during their meeting Feb. 10 in San Diego, California. Nelson is being recognized for his development of the Panterra […]

Ornamental plant and turf conference scheduled Feb. 12 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Austin Voyles, 806-373-0713, Austin.voyles@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Department of Agriculture will conduct the annual ornamental plant and turf conference Feb. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. Registration begins at 8 a.m. followed […]

Turfgrass researcher works to keep athletic fields green longer

Fungicide, nitrogen looked at to reduce wear and tear Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ben Wherley, 979-845-1591, b-wherley@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Sports fans know as fall sets in and their favorite team heads out on the turf, the bright green grass begins to turn brown from the wear and tear and changing temperatures. […]

Turfgrass short course to be offered in College Station Jan. 19-22

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, casey.reynolds@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A four-day Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held Jan. 19-22 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Dr. Casey Reynolds, AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist in College Station, will […]

Earth-Kind landscape short course set for Dec. 16-18

COLLEGE STATION — An Earth-Kind landscape short course will be offered Dec. 16-18 in the Horticulture/Forest Science Building on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. “This is a continuing education program designed for professionals responsible for managing and maintaining urban green space such as residential landscapes, parks, commercial properties and golf courses,” said […]

S. M. Tracy Herbarium solves problems in the plant world

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dale Kruse, 979-845-4328, dakruse@tamu.edu Dr. Stephan Hatch, 979-845-4328, s-hatch@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – When researchers across Texas, and at times worldwide, hold up a plant and ask, “What is this?” they very well may be talking to Dale Kruse or Dr. Stephan Hatch at the S. M. Tracy Herbarium. The […]