Earth-Kind Roses: What’s in a name?

SAN ANGELO — From Greek mythology to Shakespearean sonnets, roses have enchanted humankind and been featured prominently in literature for thousands of years. It’s no surprise that roses rank among the most popular of flowers year-round, although there is always a surge in demand come February. According to the Society of American Florists, 250 million […]

East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference set March 1 in Lufkin

LUFKIN – The annual East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference will be held March 1 in Lufkin. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. with the program running from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pitser Garrison Convention Center, 601 N. 2nd St.  Cost is $30 per person and $50 per couple if registered […]

Forsythe Chapter celebrates 40th anniversary during open house reunion March 3

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M University Forsythe Student Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers, SAIFD, will celebrate its 40th anniversary during an open house reunion March 3 in the Benz Gallery of Floral Art atrium in the Horticulture/Forest Science building of Texas A&M University in College Station. All current and former SAIFD members […]

High-yielding Harris Moran-8849 chosen 2019 ‘rodeo tomato’ for San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO – The high-yielding Harris Moran-8849 tomato has been selected as the official “rodeo tomato” for the 2019 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, which runs from Feb. 7-24. “Each year, a new tomato variety is selected by Texas A&M AgriLife to be the official tomato of the event,” said David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Texas Superstar Festival Strawberry available for Valentine’s Day

COLLEGE STATION – Strawberry plants are an edible gardening gift that keeps on giving well beyond Valentine’s Day, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulture specialist, San Antonio, said the new Texas Superstar selection – Festival Strawberry – provides some of the best characteristics on the market.  The […]

Pecan, fruit tree workshop set for Feb. 5 in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Those interested in planting, growing and maintaining fruit or pecan trees in the Central Texas area should attend the Fruit and Nut Tree Planting and Pruning Workshop Feb. 5 in Georgetown, program coordinators said. The workshop, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will begin at 10 a.m. in the training room […]

Six-part horticultural education series set for February, March in Canyon

CANYON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will host a six-session horticultural educational series focusing on Water Conservation in Texas Panhandle Landscapes. The series will begin Feb. 4 and be from 6-8 p.m. in the West Texas A&M Happy State Bank Academic and Research Building, 600 WTAMU Drive, Room 102, Canyon. […]

Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop set Feb. 15 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding its 2019 Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop on Feb. 15 at the AgriLife Extension office in Lubbock. The workshop will be held at the first-floor auditorium of the AgriLife Extension office from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with day-of registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The […]

Abney hired as Texas A&M Gardens education coordinator/AgriLife Extension associate

COLLEGE STATION – Michelle Abney joined Texas A&M University on Jan. 7 as the new Texas A&M Leach Teaching Gardens education coordinator and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service associate in College Station. “We are thrilled to have such an experienced and enthusiastic educator join the Leach Teaching Gardens team,” said Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor […]