Coffee class offered in College Station to learn more about morning cup of joe

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Center for Coffee Research will be hosting a two-day coffee class April 5-6 to teach participants coffee skills and the economic importance of coffee. The program will begin at 9 a.m. with three sessions each day in the Horticulture/Forest Science Building, or HFSB, Room […]

Fortified ‘high tunnel’ growing structures withstand ‘bomb cyclone’ winds

AMARILLO – Lessons learned in construction of protected agriculture systems, or high tunnels, kept Texas A&M AgriLife Research tunnels near Amarillo securely in place during the recent “bomb cyclone” that reached recorded wind gusts of 80-90 mph. Dr. Charlie Rush, AgriLife Research plant pathologist in Amarillo, has spent the past four years building high tunnels […]

AgriLife Extension’s Lawn 101 Series starts March 25 on Facebook Live

DEL RIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is starting a new Facebook Live series on lawn care, featuring a new lawn care topic each Monday, beginning March 25. The series will run on the AgriLife Extension – Val Verde County Facebook page at https://tinyurl.com/y4tmuvo5. Series programs will start at 6:30 p.m. each Monday, […]

Texas A&M’s Hall receives AHS Great American Gardeners award

COLLEGE STATION — The American Horticultural Society, or AHS, is honoring Texas A&M University’s Dr. Charlie Hall as the 2019 recipient of the Great American Gardeners teaching award. According to the AHS, the award is given to an individual whose ability to share horticultural knowledge with others has contributed to better public understanding of the […]

Amarillo gardening workshop, Master Gardener training set in April, May

AMARILLO – A Beginners Gardening Workshop series and Master Gardener Intern Training is planned for four consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Potter County, 3301 SE 10th Ave., Amarillo. Each program will be from 6-8 p.m. The event is open to the public, as well as those […]

New turfgrass specialist educates on sustainable management, safety

DALLAS — The newest state turfgrass specialist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service aims to inspire sustainable management of safe sports fields and other turfgrass applications. Dr. Chrissie Segars’ office is at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. Her focus is coaching field managers on a system of approaches where […]

Grafting tomatoes protects plants, increases yields

OVERTON – Grafting vegetables is a time-tested way for growers to protect plants from soil-borne diseases as well as potentially improve yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.   Grafting is the process of joining two plant varieties – the top portion, or scion, with a bottom portion, or rootstock – to […]

AgriLife Extension’s Lunch-N-Learn horticulture series starts April 2 in Brownwood

BROWNWOOD – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Lunch-N-Learn horticulture series in Brown County will start April 2. It will take place the first Tuesday of each month through July 2 at the AgriLife Extension Brown County office, 605 Fisk Ave. in Brownwood. Registration is $25 for the series, or $10 per program, and can […]

Lawn Irrigation Workshop set April 13 in Bushland

BUSHLAND – A Lawn Irrigation Workshop designed to help homeowners using domestic wells for lawn irrigation conserve water is set for April 13 at the Cornerstone Ranch Event Center, 1901 Cement Plant Road, Bushland. “Irrigating lawns using domestic wells can present unique challenges for homeowners in rural areas,” said Dr. Gary Marek, U.S. Department of […]