Horticulture series planned for next four months in Canyon

Gardens, turfgrass, trees among topics

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Liz Moore, 806-468-5543, liz.moore@ag.tamu.edu

CANYON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will offer a four-part Summer Horticulture Series to provide tips and expertise on summer gardening and landscape issues.

“Our hope for this series is to provide a concentrated time each month to focus on horticulture topics valuable to homeowners,” said Liz Moore, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Randall County.

Registration is $12 for an individual program or $40 for all four programs, Moore said. The meetings are set for the fourth Tuesday of the month at the AgriLife Extension office at 200 N. Brown Road, Canyon.

Each month, local experts will impart some of their wisdom and knowledge, she said. The same program will be offered both at noon and 6:30 p.m. each month. Lunch will be provided for the noon programs and dessert and coffee at the evening programs.

The schedule for the series, including topics, speakers and advance registration date, is:

– May 23 – Vegetables and Vegetable Health, Dr. Ron French, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, Amarillo. Sign up by May 16.

– June 27 – Turfgrass Issues, Dr. Joey Young, Texas Tech University turfgrass professor, Lubbock. Sign up by June 20.

– July 25 – Landscape Design, Dr. Bill Welch, AgriLife Extension landscape horticulturist, College Station. Sign up by July 18.

– Aug. 22 – Trees and Tree Issues, Brian Scott, Texas A&M Forest Service staff forester, Canyon. Sign up by Aug. 15.

Those planning to attend should sign up for the programs by contacting the AgriLife Extension office for Randall County at 806-468-5543 or email Moore at liz.moore@ag.tamu.edu.

Sponsors for the series include Canyon Chiropractic, Lady Bug Termite and Pest Services, Pro Chem Sales and Irwin Greenhouses.

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