Master Gardener intern training begins Jan. 10 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Lubbock County is hosting the 2019 Lubbock County Master Gardener Intern Class training beginning Jan. 10. The Texas Master Gardener program is designed to train volunteers to educate and engage Lubbock County residents in the implementation of research-based horticultural and environmental practices to create sustainable […]

AgriLife entomologists: Exclusion best protection from winter insect ‘home invasion’

AUSTIN – Like all living things, insects are constantly searching for food, water and shelter, so it’s likely many of them will try to come indoors during the winter months, said Wizzie Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management specialist, Travis County. “During extreme temperatures, insects try to find a more comfortable environment, […]

Holiday celebrations at The Leach Teaching Gardens to kick off Nov. 30

COLLEGE STATION – The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University will host a month-long celebration “Merry & Bright, Maroon & White at the Gardens,” beginning with a Nov. 30 kickoff. Boasting 21 themed garden rooms and 250-plus species and varieties of plants, flowers, trees and shrubs, The Gardens ultimately will include 40 acres with […]

Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course set for Feb. 25-28 at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – A Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course will be Feb. 25-28, with an optional day of water management training March 1, at the Scotts-MiracleGro Turfgrass and Landscape Research Facility at Texas A&M University in College Station. The four-day short course is designed for turf professionals and enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge […]

Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course set for Dec. 17-19

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M University department of horticulture will be hosting an Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course Dec. 17-19 at the Texas A&M Horticulture Forestry Science Building, Room 224, College Station. The course will be offered as a continuing education program designed for professionals responsible for managing and maintaining urban green space such as […]

AgriLife Extension horticulturist: Protect, select, plant with colder weather in mind

SAN ANTONIO – With the mercury dropping in South Central Texas, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist said it’s time to focus on “winterizing” plants and possibly selecting more cold-hardy plants for gardens. “Native and adaptive plants for this region usually survive fall and winter temperatures here, especially if there’s not a continued hard […]

Texas A&M leads $5.7 million research project to attack annual bluegrass

COLLEGE STATION – The most widely grown irrigated crop in the U.S. – turfgrass – is being threatened by annual bluegrass, and Texas A&M AgriLife is leading a project to find solutions. Texas A&M AgriLife is joining scientists across the nation to address the threat through a project called Research and Extension to Address Herbicide-Resistance […]

National scientists, professionals, enthusiasts converge at Texas A&M turfgrass, landscape field day

DALLAS — More than 150 green industry professionals and enthusiasts converged in Dallas for a showcase tour of the latest Texas A&M AgriLife developments in resilient lawns, sports fields and landscapes. The annual Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day is held in a different location each year by Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas […]

Integrated pest management CEU program set for Nov. 7 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES – A continuing education course for agriculture producers, workers, landowners and ranchers will be held Nov. 7 in Nacogdoches. Registration begins at 8 a.m. inside the Nacogdoches Expo Center, 3805 NW Stallings Drive. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service course begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Cost is $30 for attendees […]

Asian vegetable trial to determine market, production viability in Texas

OVERTON – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have teamed up for a year-long trial to test the feasibility and profitability of growing Asian vegetables in Texas. Trials will be held at AgriLife facilities in El Paso, Overton, Uvalde and Weslaco.  The study will include Drs. Genhua Niu, AgriLife Research […]