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Horticulturist: Grow bluebonnets instead of picking them

COLLEGE STATION — Picking bluebonnets is legal across the state, though some Texas cities ban it by ordinance. Still, a safe bet is “grow your own,” said Dr. Larry Stein. Stein is a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist and associate department head of horticulture in College Station. Known as a biannual, bluebonnets germinate in […]

No. 1 ranking in US for Texas A&M forensic, investigative sciences major

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University’s forensic and investigative sciences major in the department of entomology was named No. 1 out of the top 25 programs in the U.S. by Bachelor’s Degree Center, http://bit.ly/TAMUrankedNo1. The BDC took a look at cost, reputation, alumni salary, graduation rate and job placement rate to come up with their […]

Texas A&M Gardens host Plant America Kids Gardening Fair

COLLEGE STATION — The Gardens at Texas A&M University welcomed 36 pre-K students and 28 kindergartners from St. Thomas Early Learning Center in College Station during the A&M Garden Club’s Plant America Kids Gardening Fair. “At the Gardening Fair for Kids, preschool and kindergarten children went through stations designed from time-tested, age-appropriate Junior Master Gardener […]

WaterSmart program conserves two months’ water usage with precision irrigation

COLLEGE STATION — The water conservation program of the Brazos Valley, BV WaterSmart, garnered two state awards recently for their water conserving efforts and educational activities toward reducing water waste. Since 2010 the program has contributed to a cumulative annual reduction amounting to about two months of College Station’s water use. Today College Station uses […]

Coffee class offered in College Station to learn more about morning cup of joe

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Center for Coffee Research will be hosting a two-day coffee class April 5-6 to teach participants coffee skills and the economic importance of coffee. The program will begin at 9 a.m. with three sessions each day in the Horticulture/Forest Science Building, or HFSB, Room […]

Texas A&M’s Hall receives AHS Great American Gardeners award

COLLEGE STATION — The American Horticultural Society, or AHS, is honoring Texas A&M University’s Dr. Charlie Hall as the 2019 recipient of the Great American Gardeners teaching award. According to the AHS, the award is given to an individual whose ability to share horticultural knowledge with others has contributed to better public understanding of the […]

JMG National Leader Training held in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — A Junior Master Gardener National Leader Training was held in College Station recently, bringing together teachers, volunteers and Extension faculty from Texas and 18 other states. The training was held so attendees could gather knowledge and experience for Junior Master Gardener programs, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension program specialist and International Junior […]

Tomato culture workshop set for March 18 in College Station

SOMERVILLE — The Texas A&M University department of horticulture will host a tomato culture workshop from 9 a.m.-noon on March 18 at the Texas A&M University Horticulture Teaching Research and Extension Center, 3199 County Road 269, Somerville. The free workshop will cover production practices and nutrition, disease and pest management, quality control, new cultivars and […]

Texas A&M University’s Center for Phage Technology to the forefront

COLLEGE STATION — With a major hub of bacteriophage research in College Station, Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have worked to support and produce the only state-funded bacteriophage research center in the U.S. Bacteriophage therapy, a treatment using bacterial viruses to treat bacterial infections, has made headway through the years in the […]