AgriLife Extension sets Backyard Basics series in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Aspiring urban farmers can learn everything they need to get off to a good start at the upcoming Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Backyard Basics series this May in San Angelo. Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticultural agent for Tom Green County, said all classes start at 6:30 p.m. at the Tom Green […]

AgriLife Extension community fire ant control program a template for success

ROUND ROCK – For more than a decade, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management program specialist Wizzie Brown has been engaged in a community-wide battle against one of the state’s most persistent pests – the fire ant. Since 2005, Brown and residents of the Wood Glen community in Round Rock, north of Austin, […]

Water Conservation Seminar and Family Day set for April 29 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Concho Valley Master Gardeners will conduct a multi-faceted water conservation program from 10 a.m.-noon April 29 at The Bosque on the Concho, 330 S. Irving St. in San Angelo. The Water Conservation Seminar and Family Day, with the theme Get More Green With Less Blue, is […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — April 11

FREDERICKSBURG – Warm winter weather could mean too few chill hours for much of the state’s fruit production areas, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Fruit trees, such as peaches and apples, depend on cool weather in the winter to promote proper physiological growth in the spring, said Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, […]

Inside Austin Gardens Tour set for May 6

AUSTIN — The Travis County Master Gardeners Association will present the Inside Austin Gardens Tour from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 6. Coordinators said the tour provides a rare look inside five private gardens and one public experimental garden, which demonstrate realistic, sustainable gardening practices for Central Texas. “Native and well-adapted plants require less water and […]

AgriLife Extension sets lunch horticulture series in Sweetwater

SWEETWATER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Lunch and Learn Horticulture Series in Sweetwater in April and May, said Zach Wilcox, the agency’s agent in Nolan County. “This is shaping up to be a beautiful spring, just right for yard and landscape work,” Wilcox said. “To help get gardeners off to […]

New Texas Superstar introduced: Victoria Red grapes

COLLEGE STATION – Texas grape growers face various obstacles, including disease, but an established variety has been recognized for its resilience, vigor and productivity as both an ornamental and edible plant – the Victoria Red grape. Victoria Red grapes have been named a 2017 Texas Superstar plant by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 21

COLLEGE STATION – Early spring conditions may have disrupted bedding plant producer schedules, but milder-than-normal conditions could mean an extended growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Charlie Hall, professor of horticulture, College Station, said early spring conditions for Texas and much of the southeastern U.S. and Central Midwest have […]

Brown County sets AgriLife Extension Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series

BROWNWOOD – It’s officially spring and with it comes the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series in Brownwood. The series will meet once a month from April through July at the AgriLife Extension office in Brown County, 605 Fisk Ave. “As is apparent from the name, all the programs are set during […]