Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for May 7 in Boerne

BOERNE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training May 7 in Boerne. The free program will be from 1-5 p.m. at the City of Boerne Library, 451 N. Main St., Building 100. The training is offered in collaboration with […]

Lubbock Strawberry Workshop and Field Day set April 27

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Lubbock will hold a Strawberry Workshop and Field Day on April 27. The event will run from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Participants will meet at 1102 E. Drew St.  To get there, take Interstate 27, take exit 11 and head one mile east to reach the […]

Lunch-N-Learn horticulture series starts May 1 in Baird

BAIRD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Lunch-N-Learn series on horticultural topics starting May 1 in Baird.   The cost is $10 per session or $20 for the series, which may be paid at the door. The program will run from noon-1 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office for Callahan County […]

Horticulturist: Grow bluebonnets instead of picking them

COLLEGE STATION — Picking bluebonnets is legal across the state, though some Texas cities ban it by ordinance. Still, a safe bet is “grow your own,” said Dr. Larry Stein. Stein is a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist and associate department head of horticulture in College Station. Known as a biannual, bluebonnets germinate in […]

Texas A&M Gardens host Plant America Kids Gardening Fair

COLLEGE STATION — The Gardens at Texas A&M University welcomed 36 pre-K students and 28 kindergartners from St. Thomas Early Learning Center in College Station during the A&M Garden Club’s Plant America Kids Gardening Fair. “At the Gardening Fair for Kids, preschool and kindergarten children went through stations designed from time-tested, age-appropriate Junior Master Gardener […]

WaterSmart program conserves two months’ water usage with precision irrigation

COLLEGE STATION — The water conservation program of the Brazos Valley, BV WaterSmart, garnered two state awards recently for their water conserving efforts and educational activities toward reducing water waste. Since 2010 the program has contributed to a cumulative annual reduction amounting to about two months of College Station’s water use. Today College Station uses […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set April 18 in Lockhart

LOCKHART – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training April 18 in Lockhart. The free program will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Road. The training is offered in collaboration with the Plum Creek Watershed […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 26, 2019

DALLAS — A Texas landscape that thrives begins with a good design. That is the seasonal message this spring from Patrick Dickinson, horticulturist with Texas A&M AgriLife’s Water University outreach program in Dallas. “Know the colors you want, the space you have to work with and the light conditions in that space before ever entering […]