Junior Master Gardener Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! Program takes shape in Houston schools

HOUSTON – Houston Independent School District elementary students are learning how to plant, tend and harvest nutritious vegetables thanks to the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! program offered by the Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service Junior Master Gardener Program. Over the summer, teachers from HISD elementary schools received training on how implement the curriculum and […]

AgriLife Extension entomologists: Fire ants, mosquitoes to be more prevalent after rains

COLLEGE STATION – With recent rains subsiding in many parts of the state and the re-emergence of warmer, drier weather, Texans should expect to see a proliferation of fire ants and mosquitoes, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. According to Dr. Robert Puckett, AgriLife Extension entomologist at Texas A&M University in College Station, the […]

New AgriLife Extension horticulture agent hired in Lubbock County

LUBBOCK – Christina Reid knew when she moved back to Lubbock she wanted to work as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent for Lubbock County. The opportunity arose, and she began her new position on Sept. 17. “AgriLife Extension is extremely fortunate to add Christina Reid to the Lubbock County Extension faculty,” said […]

Texas A&M turfgrass, landscape field day set Oct. 10 in Dallas

DALLAS — An Oct. 10 turfgrass and landscape field day for professionals and enthusiasts will offer industry networking opportunities, research facility tours and technical discussions by Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and specialists. The event will be from 7 a.m.-2 p.m at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, 17360 Coit Road. Sixteen […]

Landscape irrigation short courses set for Sept. 19-20 in Dallas

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M School of Irrigation will be conducting two one-day short courses dedicated to smart irrigation controllers and weather station operations Sept. 19-20 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The Sept. 19 short  course will cover smart controllers, while the Sept. 20 short course will cover […]

Texas Master Gardeners converge in San Antonio for advanced training

SAN ANTONIO – About 50 Master Gardeners from 27 counties throughout Texas recently came to San Antonio to receive advanced training related to vegetables and vegetable gardening. “Master Gardeners from the Bexar County Master Gardeners association as well as Master Gardeners from as far west as El Paso, as far east as Houston, as far […]

Video: How to treat crapemyrtle bark scale at home

DALLAS — A new video by a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service urban entomologist gives viewers step-by-step instructions on treating trees for crapemyrtle bark scale, or CMBS. “Maybe its worst feature is that it produces a sugary excrement that makes the leaves sticky,” said Dr. Mike Merchant in Dallas about the pest. “It turns the […]

Renovated facility to be hub for AgriLife Extension urban health, wellness, agriculture education in Dallas County

GARLAND – Collaboration with Dallas County commissioners at a renovated road and bridge office site has created a demonstration space where the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will reach urban residents. Richard Davis, AgriLife Extension director in Dallas County, said the renovated 12-acre facility increases the agency’s presence and ability to fight food deserts and […]