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 […]

Crape myrtle bark scale study reveals tree treatments to fight pest

OVERTON – The second year of survey data tracking crape myrtle bark scale has provided researchers information they believe will help mitigate the pest’s effect on trees, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Erfan Vafaie, a AgriLife Extension entomologist and integrated pest management program specialist in Overton, and other collaborators in College Station, […]

AgriLife Extension sets landscape school in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Aspiring home landscapers anxious to install or rejuvenate their yards this spring, should add the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service landscape school to their to-do list. The  Earth-Kind Landscape Design School is set for 6-9 p.m. March 20, 21, 27 and 28 in San Angelo, said Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticulturist in […]

Rainwater harvesting workshop set for May 13 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – A Rainwater Harvesting Workshop will be held May 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. World-renowned rain harvester Billy Kniffen, retired AgriLife Extension water resource associate from Menard, will be the special guest presenter, said Austin Voyles, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and […]

Earth-Kind seminars slated for February, March in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Bexar County, will present two Earth-Kind seminars – one in February and one in March — at Milberger’s Nursery, 3920 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio. Both seminars are free and open to the public. “These seminars will emphasize Earth-Kind gardening principles, which incorporate […]

It’s go time for vegetable gardeners

OVERTON — Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Overton, said it’s time for gardeners to plant some vegetables and prepare seedlings for others. “It’s time to plant potatoes, onions and other cool-season crops like mustard greens, kale, peas and spinach,” he said. “It’s your last window to begin seeding plants like tomatoes […]

Spring Landscape Irrigation Short Courses offered

COLLEGE STATION – A series of landscape irrigation short courses for licensed irrigation professionals will be held February through May with stops in College Station, Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. Licensed landscape irrigators are required to have 24 hours of continued education every three years to renew their licenses, while licensed irrigation technicians need […]