Summer landscaping, irrigation program set June 29 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present Summer Landscaping and Irrigation 101 on June 29 from 9 a.m.-noon. The event is free and will take place at the Tom Green 4-H Center, 3168 N. U.S. Highway 67 in San Angelo. RSVP before June 24 to the  AgriLife Extension office for Tom […]

AgriLife Extension, Concho Valley Master Gardeners fall symposium set Sept. 7

SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Concho Valley Master Gardeners have announced their Fall Landscaping Symposium date, topics and speakers. 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. The program will run from […]

East Texas Horticultural Field Day June 27 in Overton

OVERTON – The East Texas Horticultural Field Day on June 27 will feature more than 500 ornamental plant and vegetable trial varieties for public viewing, along with presentations by experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M AgriLife Research ornamental horticulturist, Overton, said he started the […]

Leach Teaching Gardens to celebrate first birthday with community event June 8

COLLEGE STATION – The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University in College Station will celebrate its first birthday June 8 with a full slate of family activities. The free event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the gardens located at 600 John Kimbrough Blvd. Free guest parking will be available in […]

Saurav Kumar joins Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso

EL PASO– Dr. Saurav Kumar has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso as a water specialist and assistant professor. Kumar’s research program, Water System Dynamics and Resilience, will focus on holistic water resources systems dynamics modeling by integrating remotely sensed data in water quality and quantity simulation framework. Kumar’s research emphasis […]

Bexar County Master Gardener Intern Training Class accepting applications

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County is accepting applications for Master Gardener Intern Training Class No. 63 to be held Wednesdays from Aug. 21- Nov. 13 at its offices in San Antonio. Topics for this training will include Earth-Kind landscaping, integrated pest management, home orchards and vegetable gardens, water […]

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers gain ground in rose rosette battle

COLLEGE STATION — A comprehensive national effort among 30 industry and academic entities led by Texas A&M is gaining ground in the battle against rose rosette. The disease has claimed an estimated $40-$50 million in rose industry losses alongside thousands of jobs, researchers said. The team has tracked the disease across the U.S., developed new […]

White Angel, Blue Angel altheas the latest Texas Superstar releases

COLLEGE STATION – Two hybrid altheas – Blue Angel and White Angel – have been named the latest Texas Superstars for characteristics that make them a top option for landscape lovers. Blue Angel is a vigorous growing shrub to small tree with an extended blooming season featuring beautiful single blue, broadly trumpet-shaped flowers. The variety […]

AgriLife Extension releases new publication on mowing warm-season turfgrass

COLLEGE STATION – Mow high, mow low, mow often … ever wonder what the best recommendations are to ensure a beautiful lawn? Not doing it right can be detrimental to warm-season turfgrass, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. AgriLife Extension has released a new publication to help homeowners and other turfgrass managers […]