Edgewood ISD elementary students get opportunity to Learn, Grow, Eat and Go!

SAN ANTONIO –  More than 200 students from Alonso S. Perales Elementary School in the Edgewood Independent School District recently participated in the kickoff of a 10-week program being presented in low-income areas of Bexar County. The Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! initiative of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and its Junior Master Gardener […]

Rainwater harvesting turf management training rescheduled to Oct. 5 in Seguin

SEGUIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training with the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership Oct. 5 in Seguin. The event was originally set for Aug. 29 but was rescheduled due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. The […]

Researchers stumped by plants with multiple chromosomes set January meeting to collaborate

COLLEGE STATION — Some of the world’s most beloved plants — coffee, bananas, potatoes, chrysanthemums and roses, to name a few — could be made even better, but the complexity of their chromosomes either stumps or stifles scientists who study them.             “They’re polyploids, which means instead of having two sets of chromosomes like humans […]

Colorful winter-hardy hibiscus hybrids continue trek to consumer gardens

VERNON – The winter-hardy hibiscus breeding program led by Dr. Dariusz Malinowski, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage agronomist and plant breeder at Vernon, is in the spotlight again. “We are about to conclude our seventh breeding season, and we have another 20 or so unique hibiscus hybrids that may beautify gardens across the U.S. […]

Fort Worth workshop to review legal protections for landowners

FORT WORTH – A Sept. 29 workshop in Fort Worth will guide landowners through the legal aspects of protecting their property under a range of circumstances. Conservation easements, estate tax planning, fencing law and condemnation strategy are all part of an agenda that includes speakers from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University […]

Crapemyrtle pest to be targeted by $3.3 million grant to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

COLLEGE STATION — The most popular flowering shrub in the U.S. has a new ally in a fight against a new, devastating exotic pest. A $3.3 million grant will fund the study “Systematic Strategies to Manage Crapemyrtle Bark Scale” to be led by Dr. Mengmeng Gu, associate professor and ornamental horticulturist for Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Intercropping boosts vegetable production

COLLEGE STATION – The old ways could be the best ways when it comes to small-acreage vegetable production, according to a newly published article available through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Dr. Jose Franco, a U.S. Department of Agriculture Agriculture Research Service agroecologist, Mandan, North Dakota, conducted the two-year study of intercropping at the […]

AgriLife Extension sets beef, range workshop Sept. 12 in Roby

ROBY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Fisher County Beef and Range Workshop Sept. 12 in the Roby High School cafeteria, 141 S. College St., Roby. Nick Dickson, AgriLife Extension agent in Fisher County, said the workshop will open with a meal at 5:45 p.m. followed by the program from 6:30-9 […]

Water My Yard Program now covers more areas of Texas

COLLEGE STATION – With summer temperatures climbing into the triple digits, residential lawns are requiring more water. Knowing how much water lawns require can be a daunting task for homeowners, but the WaterMyYard web-app at http://WaterMyYard.org not only has the answer, but will send you a weekly email and/or text message with instructions on how […]