Lubbock Master Gardeners announce two scholarship recipients  

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office of Lubbock County and Lubbock Master Gardeners Association are proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 LMGA scholarship. “This year LMGA was able to award two $500 scholarships to area students pursuing a college education in botany, horticulture or a closely related field,” said Christina Reid, […]

Proven Texas-tough, Lindheimer muhly grass great for Texas landscapes

COLLEGE STATION –  Lindheimer muhly, a versatile perennial clump grass, is now listed among Texas’ top performing plants.  Texas A&M AgriLife created the Texas Superstar plants list to help Texans select the best plants for quality and reliability. Brent Pemberton, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research ornamental horticulturist, Overton, said the plant is well suited for […]

October gardening series set for San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — A series of garden-to-table workshops will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service over consecutive Thursdays in October. The events will feature tastings and recipes and will be held at the Tom Green 4-H Center, 3168 N. U.S. Highway 67 in San Angelo. The cost is $75 for the series […]

Fruit and Nut Production Management Program set for Sept. 24

BAY CITY — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Matagorda County will host a Fruit and Nut Production Management Program at the Wharton County Junior College campus, 4000 Ave. F, Bay City.  The speaker will be Stephen Janak, AgriLife Extension program specialist, and the program will cover variety selection, fall and winter management […]

West Nile case numbers lowest since 2012

DALLAS COUNTY – Cases of West Nile virus in Texas have been the lowest in years, and researchers may know why, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.  Mike Merchant, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension entomologist, Dallas, said a publication by health officials in Dallas County may shed light on factors that contribute to outbreaks and […]

Registration open for Fall Landscaping Symposium set Sept. 7 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Concho Valley Master Gardeners annual Fall Landscaping Symposium is just three weeks away and registration is now open. The eighth annual event will be held Sept. 7 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 7887 N. U.S. Highway 87 in San Angelo. Refreshments and […]

Texas A&M Turfgrass Field Day set Oct. 9 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — Registration for the Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day on Oct. 9 is open. The field day will be held at the Scotts-MiracleGro Lawn and Garden Research Facility, 3100 F&B Road in College Station. “This field day offers an opportunity for members of industry and the general public to see and […]

Vernon hibiscus research draws public attention to AgriLife center

VERNON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon opened its hibiscus research plots to local Master Gardeners as a response to growing public interest in research activity there.  Dr. Dariusz Malinowski, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist, Vernon, recently hosted a show-and-tell tour of the center’s research plots in Lockett for […]