Landscape irrigation short courses set for Sept. 19-20 in Dallas

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M School of Irrigation will be conducting two one-day short courses dedicated to smart irrigation controllers and weather station operations Sept. 19-20 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The Sept. 19 short  course will cover smart controllers, while the Sept. 20 short course will cover […]

Texas Master Gardeners converge in San Antonio for advanced training

SAN ANTONIO – About 50 Master Gardeners from 27 counties throughout Texas recently came to San Antonio to receive advanced training related to vegetables and vegetable gardening. “Master Gardeners from the Bexar County Master Gardeners association as well as Master Gardeners from as far west as El Paso, as far east as Houston, as far […]

Video: How to treat crapemyrtle bark scale at home

DALLAS — A new video by a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service urban entomologist gives viewers step-by-step instructions on treating trees for crapemyrtle bark scale, or CMBS. “Maybe its worst feature is that it produces a sugary excrement that makes the leaves sticky,” said Dr. Mike Merchant in Dallas about the pest. “It turns the […]

Renovated facility to be hub for AgriLife Extension urban health, wellness, agriculture education in Dallas County

GARLAND – Collaboration with Dallas County commissioners at a renovated road and bridge office site has created a demonstration space where the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will reach urban residents. Richard Davis, AgriLife Extension director in Dallas County, said the renovated 12-acre facility increases the agency’s presence and ability to fight food deserts and […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 28, 2018

BEAUMONT – Texas rice farmers are seeing near-record yields of good quality grain and many are considering a second harvest, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research experts. Dr. Lee Tarpley, AgriLife Research crop physiologist, Beaumont, said despite a few problems for some growers, a near-record yield is expected for producers who planted their fields early […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training Sept. 20-21 in Boerne, San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in Boerne and San Antonio on Sept. 20 and 21, respectively. The first training, in collaboration with the Upper Cibolo Creek Watershed Partnership, will be from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 20 […]

East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference Aug. 15 in Overton

OVERTON — The annual East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference on Aug. 15 in Overton will offer professional and amateur producers tips on everything from Asian vegetables to figs and fertilizers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. The event will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road […]