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 […]

Ellison Lecture Series speaker reviews horticulture industry future

COLLEGE STATION – The future of the horticulture industry may not hinge upon a single factor, but a collection of trends. Chris Beytes, editor of GrowerTalks and Green Profit magazines, was the featured speaker of the Ellison Chair in International Floriculture Distinguished Lecture Series at Texas A&M University. Beytes travels across the country reporting on […]

Demonstration Garden Open House and Plant Sale set for Oct. 20 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Travis County will have its annual Demonstration Garden Open House and Plant Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20. The open house and plant sale will be at the AgriLife Extension office at 1600-B Smith Road in Austin. The event is free and open to […]

Texas A&M AgriLife brings public health, conservation exhibitions to state fair

DALLAS — The agencies of Texas A&M AgriLife will converge at the State Fair of Texas through October with live demonstrations and teaching installations on food production systems, natural resource conservation, nutritious eating and youth education for healthier Texans, organizers said. A schedule of Texas A&M AgriLife’s State Fair attractions and locations is available at https://tinyurl.com/AgriLifeStateFair2018. […]

Festival Strawberry latest Texas Superstar release

COLLEGE STATION – A new strawberry variety – Festival Strawberry – combines prolific production and quality taste as the latest Texas Superstar available for purchase in retail garden centers and nurseries, according to the Texas Superstar Executive Board. The Festival Strawberry variety was named a 2018 Texas Superstar plant by Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas […]

Brown patch, large patch diseases plague Texas lawns in cool, wet September

COLLEGE STATION — Cases of the turfgrass disease commonly identified as brown patch — more likely large patch in most warm-season turfgrasses — have spiked during a cool September that broke rainfall records across parts of the state, according to specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Large patch and brown patch are caused […]