Horticulturist: Save money, time, water with irrigation repairs

DALLAS — A Texas A&M AgriLife Research water conservation horticulturist said home and business owners should repair and maintain sprinkler systems to save money and time while reducing wasted water resources. “A lot of water-saving advice focuses on the indoors, but we know more water, especially in warmer months, can be saved by maintaining irrigation […]

Masabni: Grassroots assistance, cooperation, an AgriLife Extension mission

OVERTON – Jerry Higgs, Flint, and Dale Johnston, Gresham, showed up at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton looking for tomatoes but left with much more. Higgs, a 93-year-old retired nursery owner, and Johnston, an amateur onion grower, were preparing to plant their home gardens and searching for hard-to-find tomato varieties […]

AgriLife Extension sets Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series in Brown County

BROWNWOOD – The dates for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series in Brown County have been set for April 3, May 1, June 5 and July 3, its coordinator said. “True to its name, all of the programs are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m.,” said Scott Anderson, AgriLife Extension agent […]

AgriLife Extension Landscape School set to help homeowners prepare for spring

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer an Earth-Kind Landscape Design School in coming weeks at San Angelo. The school will be 6-9 p.m. March 19, 20, 26 and 27  at the Tom Green 4-H Center, 3168 N. U.S. Highway 67, San Angelo. Registration is $60 per household for the entire […]

Expert: ‘Find’ more water through landscaping techniques

AMARILLO – Drought is a given, and water from traditional sources will be limited in the future, but homeowners and businesses can “find” more water through conservation, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research environmental horticulturist. The 90.3 square miles within the city limits of Amarillo annually gets an average of twice as much water […]

North Texas gardening courses offer comprehensive ‘newcomer’ instruction

DALLAS — Two free public courses aim to equip new gardeners with the tools to establish lush lawns, vibrant landscapes and bountiful vegetable gardens in the unique and unforgiving growing conditions of North Texas, organizers said. The first session of Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas is Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Texas Discovery […]

AgriLife Extension, others set schedule for 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar and Guadalupe counties, along with Bexar County Master Gardeners and Alamo Area Beekeeper associations, have scheduled their activities and presentations for the 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. They will take place from Feb. 9-14 at the H-E-B Little Buckaroo Farms tent […]

Sunbrite shines as ‘rodeo tomato’ for 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO – The 2018 “rodeo tomato” has been selected and this year’s choice is the Sunbrite variety, said David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Bexar County. “Each year, a new tomato variety is selected to be the official ‘rodeo tomato’ for the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, which this year runs […]