Master Gardeners throughout Texas receive vegetable specialist training

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Master Gardeners from throughout the state recently converged at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County for a three-day training toward their certification to become vegetable specialists. “We had 42 individuals from 22 different counties attend the training in San Antonio,” said  David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for […]

North Texas seminar for pest control pros is low-cost CEU opportunity

RICHARDSON — The Fall Pest Management Seminar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers one of the most cost-effective options for professional continuing education units, or CEUs, in the region, organizers said. “Early registration is $70, and that includes lunch,” said Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension urban entomologist in Dallas.   The course, scheduled […]

Aggie Turfgrass program, field day highlights latest green industry technology

COLLEGE STATION – Topics ranging from management of sand-capping systems on golf courses to turfgrass cultivars of the future attracted more than 150 people to the Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day on Oct. 11 in College Station. The event was hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Entomologists: South Central Texas residents can expect return of familiar pests

AUSTIN — Fire ants, hackberry psyllids and other insect pests are expected to make a return appearance in South Central Texas during the fall, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. “Fire ant mounds are popping back up with the rain we’ve been getting lately,” said Wizzie Brown, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Travis County. “Fall is […]

Fall a good time to ‘get your green on’ in gardens, landscapes

SAN ANTONIO — Fall is a good time for landscaping, vegetable gardening, composting, fertilizing and other horticultural activities in South Central Texas, said two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturists serving that area. “Right now, warm-weather vegetables should be growing and flourishing in the vegetable garden, but their season is coming to an end,” said […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Oct. 12-13 in Hill Country

BOERNE/WIMBERLEY – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in the Texas Hill Country Oct. 12-13. The program goal is to improve and protect surface water quality by enhancing awareness and knowledge of best management practices, coordinators said. Attendees will learn about […]