Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference scheduled Feb. 8

ROSENBERG – The 33rd Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference is scheduled Feb. 8 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg. The program will be in Buildings C and D with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. The conference begins at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25 before Jan. 24 and […]

Applications being accepted for 2018 Bexar County Master Gardener intern training

SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County is now accepting applications for its Master Gardener Intern Training – Class No. 62, said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension agent for horticulture in Bexar County. “Master Gardener volunteer training is conducted by AgriLife Extension and is for adults interested in gardening, horticulture and related […]

Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturists: Protect landscapes from freeze

DALLAS – A few simple practices can give outdoor plants a chance to survive the coming freeze, but picking the right plants ahead of planting is the best defense against low winter temperatures. That’s the seasonal message from horticulturists of Water University, a joint public outreach program on water conservation and quality protection by Texas […]

Aggie Turfgrass program, field day highlights latest green industry technology

COLLEGE STATION – Topics ranging from management of sand-capping systems on golf courses to turfgrass cultivars of the future attracted more than 150 people to the Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day on Oct. 11 in College Station. The event was hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Researchers stumped by plants with multiple chromosomes set January meeting to collaborate

COLLEGE STATION — Some of the world’s most beloved plants — coffee, bananas, potatoes, chrysanthemums and roses, to name a few — could be made even better, but the complexity of their chromosomes either stumps or stifles scientists who study them.             “They’re polyploids, which means instead of having two sets of chromosomes like humans […]

Colorful winter-hardy hibiscus hybrids continue trek to consumer gardens

VERNON – The winter-hardy hibiscus breeding program led by Dr. Dariusz Malinowski, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage agronomist and plant breeder at Vernon, is in the spotlight again. “We are about to conclude our seventh breeding season, and we have another 20 or so unique hibiscus hybrids that may beautify gardens across the U.S. […]

Crapemyrtle pest to be targeted by $3.3 million grant to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

COLLEGE STATION — The most popular flowering shrub in the U.S. has a new ally in a fight against a new, devastating exotic pest. A $3.3 million grant will fund the study “Systematic Strategies to Manage Crapemyrtle Bark Scale” to be led by Dr. Mengmeng Gu, associate professor and ornamental horticulturist for Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Water My Yard Program now covers more areas of Texas

COLLEGE STATION – With summer temperatures climbing into the triple digits, residential lawns are requiring more water. Knowing how much water lawns require can be a daunting task for homeowners, but the WaterMyYard web-app at not only has the answer, but will send you a weekly email and/or text message with instructions on how […]