Media Advisory: Turf Field Day Oct. 14 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – More than 200 turf and landscape industry professionals are expected to attend the annual Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day on Oct. 14, according to event coordinators. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service faculty and staff will address a number of management topics related to improving knowledge […]

Horticulture economist to address Ellison floriculture fall lecture Oct. 7

COLLEGE STATION – “The Brain Doesn’t Lie: Using Neuromarketing Tools for Consumer Research” will be the topic for Dr. Marco Palma as the featured speaker for the Ellison International Floriculture Chair Distinguished Lecture Series, event coordinators said. The event is on Oct. 7, beginning with a 2 p.m. reception for Palma, who is the Texas […]

Commercial tomato production aim of new AgriLife Research project

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Charlie Rush, 806-354-5804, AMARILLO – High-value vegetable production with a focus on tomatoes in the Texas High Plains will be the target of a new research program by Dr. Charlie Rush, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist in Amarillo. “This will be the first study for the […]

Annual Texas A&M turfgrass field day set for Oct. 14 in College Station

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Richard White, 979-845-1550, COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day will be held Oct. 14 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Turfgrass Field Lab on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. “This year the Texas Sports Turf Managers Association will host an […]

Nation’s researchers team up to improve, protect roses

COLLEGE STATION — People should be able to stop and smell the roses, not spray them, said Dr. David Byrne, Texas A&M AgriLife Research rose breeder in College Station. Byrne is part of two national specialty crop research projects aimed at toughening up roses’ ability to ward off diseases and other pestilences. He cited surveys […]

Little Ruby alternanthera named newest Texas Superstar plant

Selection is smaller, thicker and fuller version of Joseph’s Coat Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – The ground cover plant, Little Ruby alternanthera has been named the newest Texas Superstar plant. “A lot of old-timers will probably recognize this group of plants as ‘Joseph’s Coat,’” said David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

New website aimed at professionals who manage lawns, golf and athletic turf

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, COLLEGE STATION – Homeowners and professional landscapers alike who are looking for answers to questions like “what grass should I plant in the shade?” or “what grass tolerates foot traffic best?” have a new place to go for answers. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Organic farmers to share info with beginning farmers, home gardeners

SEGUIN — Home gardeners and beginning farmers who want to learn techniques for organic and sustainable production are encouraged to attend a workshop Aug. 11 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2801 Jay Road, Seguin. The event will be from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The $95 per person registration fee includes lunch. Reservations should be emailed to […]

‘Growing good kids’ books recognized

Contact: Randy Seagraves, 979-845-8565, COLLEGE STATION – The “Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Award” has been conferred on two books by the American Horticultural Society and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s International Junior Master Gardener program. The award recognizes children’s books that effectively promote an appreciation for gardening, plants and […]

Edible plants give gardeners something to ‘chew on’

AUSTIN – It is possible for home gardeners in Central Texas to have their landscapes and eat them too. At least that is the conclusion of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturists in Bexar and Travis counties. Daphne Richards, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Travis County, said there are many edible plants that also have ornamental […]