Rainwater harvesting, turf management training Feb. 7 in Wimberley

WIMBERLEY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training Feb. 7 in Wimberley. The training is free and will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12. It is offered in collaboration with the Cypress […]

More than 800 slated to attend beginner’s gardening course in North Texas

DALLAS — A regional gardening course for beginners, to be held Jan. 12, has already garnered more than 800 registrants from around the world, organizers said. The Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening takes place at the Collin College Conference Center, 2400 Community Ave., McKinney. The free learning event, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., will cover the fundamentals of […]

East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 7 in Overton

OVERTON – The annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service East Texas Turfgrass Conference will be Feb. 7 in Overton. The program is $35, which includes lunch, and will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053.  The popular yearly event is geared toward both professional turfgrass managers and […]

New ‘Grow It, Cook It’ program series to be presented in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Gillespie County will present three new “Grow It, Cook It” programs this year at its offices at 95 Frederick Road in Fredericksburg. The programs will be from noon to 1 p.m. Individual programs are $15, or $25 for all three programs. They will be presented by […]

Wichita County Master Gardener intern applications due by Jan. 28

WICHITA FALLS – The Wichita County Master Gardener Program is requesting applications by Jan. 28 for the next intern class, which will run from March 5-April 30 in Wichita Falls. The training will be from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Locations will include Rolling Meadows Retirement Community, 3006 McNiel Ave.; Smith’s Gardentown, 4940 Seymour […]

AgriLife Extension, Master Gardeners to present gardening series in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County, in collaboration with the Bexar County Master Gardener volunteer organization, will present an Earth-Kind-focused Home Gardening Series in San Antonio from February to June. Earth-Kind is an initiative of AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M AgriLife Research to educate people on the best […]

Master Gardener intern training begins Jan. 10 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Lubbock County is hosting the 2019 Lubbock County Master Gardener Intern Class training beginning Jan. 10. The Texas Master Gardener program is designed to train volunteers to educate and engage Lubbock County residents in the implementation of research-based horticultural and environmental practices to create sustainable […]

AgriLife entomologists: Exclusion best protection from winter insect ‘home invasion’

AUSTIN – Like all living things, insects are constantly searching for food, water and shelter, so it’s likely many of them will try to come indoors during the winter months, said Wizzie Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management specialist, Travis County. “During extreme temperatures, insects try to find a more comfortable environment, […]

Holiday celebrations at The Leach Teaching Gardens to kick off Nov. 30

COLLEGE STATION – The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University will host a month-long celebration “Merry & Bright, Maroon & White at the Gardens,” beginning with a Nov. 30 kickoff. Boasting 21 themed garden rooms and 250-plus species and varieties of plants, flowers, trees and shrubs, The Gardens ultimately will include 40 acres with […]

Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course set for Feb. 25-28 at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – A Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course will be Feb. 25-28, with an optional day of water management training March 1, at the Scotts-MiracleGro Turfgrass and Landscape Research Facility at Texas A&M University in College Station. The four-day short course is designed for turf professionals and enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge […]