Vegetable production budgets available for High Plains growers

AMARILLO – Gardeners and commercial producers with an extra acre in their backyard or pivot circle corner can “pencil out” vegetable production with more confidence, thanks to a Texas A&M AgriLife and West Texas A&M University collaborative project. The vegetable production budgets are available at, then click on “spreadsheet budgets.” The site also includes […]

When should I water my yard? WaterMyYard has an app for that

COLLEGE STATION — A frequent summertime question from homeowners is “how much do I need to water my yard?” according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.  Each year is a little different, said Dr. Guy Fipps, AgriLife Extension irrigation engineer, College Station. Less than 5% of the state is experiencing drought this year, and […]

High tunnel seed, vegetable production avoids weather issues

AMARILLO – Rows of brilliant red salvia fill one high tunnel, and the aroma of basil drifts through another. Dr. Charlie Rush, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist in Amarillo, is diversifying his high tunnel research into seed production this year. Rush has spent the past four years building high tunnels and researching their […]

East Texas Horticultural Field Day draws flower, vegetable gardeners

OVERTON – Muddy conditions didn’t deter amateur gardener Janice Harper of Dibol from viewing hundreds of ornamental and vegetable varieties during the 26th annual East Texas Horticultural Field Day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Bruce McMillan Jr. Foundation East Farm. Harper, who has attended several of the events, was among almost 300 attendees who […]

Summer landscaping, irrigation program set June 29 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present Summer Landscaping and Irrigation 101 on June 29 from 9 a.m.-noon. The event is free and will take place at the Tom Green 4-H Center, 3168 N. U.S. Highway 67 in San Angelo. RSVP before June 24 to the  AgriLife Extension office for Tom […]

AgriLife Extension, Concho Valley Master Gardeners fall symposium set Sept. 7

SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Concho Valley Master Gardeners have announced their Fall Landscaping Symposium date, topics and speakers. The eighth annual event will be held Sept. 7 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research  and Extension Center, 7887 N. U.S. Highway 87 in San Angelo. The program will run from […]

East Texas Horticultural Field Day June 27 in Overton

OVERTON – The East Texas Horticultural Field Day on June 27 will feature more than 500 ornamental plant and vegetable trial varieties for public viewing, along with presentations by experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M AgriLife Research ornamental horticulturist, Overton, said he started the […]

Leach Teaching Gardens to celebrate first birthday with community event June 8

COLLEGE STATION – The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University in College Station will celebrate its first birthday June 8 with a full slate of family activities. The free event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the gardens located at 600 John Kimbrough Blvd. Free guest parking will be available in […]

Saurav Kumar joins Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso

EL PASO– Dr. Saurav Kumar has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso as a water specialist and assistant professor. Kumar’s research program, Water System Dynamics and Resilience, will focus on holistic water resources systems dynamics modeling by integrating remotely sensed data in water quality and quantity simulation framework. Kumar’s research emphasis […]