Guadalupe County Master Gardener class open for registration

SEGUIN – Guadalupe County residents interested in learning more about gardening and sharing that knowledge with others are invited to join the upcoming Guadalupe County Master Gardener class, said program coordinators. Classes will be Tuesdays from 12:45-4:45 p.m., starting Aug. 8 and ending Dec. 5. They will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Texas-bred potatoes headed to grower fields, marketplace

SPRINGLAKE – Texas-bred potatoes were highlighted recently at the 26th annual Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program field day near Springlake in the Bruce Barrett potato fields. The potato breeding program is conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M University department of horticultural sciences under the direction of potato breeder […]

Beekeeping workshops offered July 24-26 in Perryton

PERRYTON – Three days of beekeeping information will be offered July 24-26 at workshops hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Ochiltree County. “With a growing number of people interested in becoming beekeepers at a small, hobby level, we wanted to offer this series of introductory beekeeping workshops,” said Scott Strawn, AgriLife Extension […]

Tomato growers workshop set for July 28 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — Tomato growers, whether at-home or commercial, are encouraged to attend a workshop on production improvement from 9 a.m.-noon July 28, according to Dr. Kevin Crosby, Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturist in College Station. The free workshop will be at the Texas A&M Horticultural Teaching, Research and Extension Center, 3199 County Road 269, […]

Landscape design programs set for July 25 in Canyon

CANYON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will continue its Summer Horticulture Series July 25 with tips on landscape design. Liz Moore, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Randall County, said the four-part series is designed to concentrate each month on a topic of value to homeowners. This month Dr. Bill Welch, AgriLife […]

High tunnel value proven in High Plains vegetable production

AMARILLO – High tunnels at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station near Bushland have made a difference between having a vegetable crop and not having one. “Texas A&M AgriLife Research is really trying to reinvigorate their vegetable program, putting extra effort into production across the state,” said Dr. Charlie Rush, AgriLife Research plant pathologist in […]

Turf, landscape, pollinator ‘come and go’ event set for July 8 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Tech University department of plant and soil science invite the public to the Turf, Landscape and Pollinator Research Open House from 8 a.m.-noon July 8 at the Quaker Research Farm, Second Street and Quaker Avenue in Lubbock. Signs will be posted near Fourth Street […]

Horticulture series planned for next four months in Canyon

CANYON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will offer a four-part Summer Horticulture Series to provide tips and expertise on summer gardening and landscape issues. “Our hope for this series is to provide a concentrated time each month to focus on horticulture topics valuable to homeowners,” said Liz Moore, AgriLife Extension […]

New ScottsMiracle-Gro Facility for Lawn and Garden Research opens at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – The ScottsMiracle-Gro Facility for Lawn and Garden Research, located at 3100 F&B Road in College Station, officially opened May 3. The new facility is part of a long-term agreement among ScottsMiracle-Gro, Texas A&M AgriLife and the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “The partnership with ScottsMiracle-Gro greatly increases our capacity […]