Cold weather and your plants: how to prepare for winter 

Whether winter is around the corner, or an artic blast is blowing in, get tips and tricks for taking care of your plants during cold weather Before cold weather freezes your plants, learn how to prepare your plants for winter and temperatures that drop below freezing. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for horticulture, […]

AgriLife Extension event in Dallas to teach effective pest management at home

Preventing Pests in Your Home is a free, limited-seating learning event that teaches best practices for maintaining a pest-free home.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service welcomes participants to choose from one of two sessions on Nov. 22: 10 a.m.– noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. in Dallas. Sessions will meet in the Water and Land […]

Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture conference set Dec. 5 in Dallas

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Joe Masabni, 903-834-6191, jmasabni@ag.tamu.edu; Mengmeng Gu, 979-845-8567, mgu@tamu.edu; Genhua Niu gniu@tamu.edu            The first Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture Conference Dec. 5 in Dallas will provide information on a wide range of topics as well as access to Texas A&M AgriLife and industry experts, coordinators said. […]

New St. Augustine grass hybrids highlighted at annual turfgrass field day

Turfgrass needs to be  tolerant to drought and shade as well as resistant to disease in order to thrive in Texas. A Texas A&M AgriLife Research turfgrass breeder discussed genetically engineered St. Augustine grass and hybrids bred to meet these criteria during the recent Texas A&M AgriLife Turfgrass Field Day in College Station. Ambika Chandra, […]

Citrus greening quarantine expands to Brazoria, Galveston counties

TDA set up a webpage that provides all relevant information about the tree disease and a fact sheet that covers frequently asked questions.  William Johnson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Galveston County, said homeowners in quarantined counties can still purchase citrus from local garden centers, but home citrus growers must ensure each plant purchased […]

Fall lawncare can improve spring, summer turfgrass

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu  Contact: Becky Grubbs, 979-845-0603, bgrubbs@tamu.edu  Homeowners can prepare their lawns for winter dormancy and set turfgrasses up for a good spring and summer now, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Becky Grubbs, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist, College Station, said lawns are about to enter dormancy throughout […]