SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Concho Valley Master Gardeners annual Fall Landscaping Symposium is just three weeks away and registration is now open. The eighth annual event will be held Sept. 7 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 7887 N. U.S. Highway 87 in San Angelo. Refreshments and […]
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COLLEGE STATION — Registration for the Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day on Oct. 9 is open. The field day will be held at the Scotts-MiracleGro Lawn and Garden Research Facility, 3100 F&B Road in College Station. “This field day offers an opportunity for members of industry and the general public to see and […]
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BUSHLAND – The front lawn of a home built during the Dust Bowl on a location known for soil and water conservation research is the perfect place for a turfgrass project aimed at finding a water-smart alternative to Bermuda and fescue grasses for the High Plains, according to project participants. The new turf grass demonstration […]
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VERNON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon opened its hibiscus research plots to local Master Gardeners as a response to growing public interest in research activity there. Dr. Dariusz Malinowski, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist, Vernon, recently hosted a show-and-tell tour of the center’s research plots in Lockett for […]
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BELTON — The Soil Regen Forum Aug. 28-29 offers two days of expert-led presentations, demonstrations and discussions on maintaining healthy soils by using regenerative agriculture practices, coordinators said. The event will be at the Summers Mill Retreat and Conference Center, 441 Farm-to-Market 1123, Belton. It is open to the public, and registration is $100. The […]
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AMARILLO – Gardeners and commercial producers with an extra acre in their backyard or pivot circle corner can “pencil out” vegetable production with more confidence, thanks to a Texas A&M AgriLife and West Texas A&M University collaborative project. The vegetable production budgets are available at https://tinyurl.com/D1vegetablebudget, then click on “spreadsheet budgets.” The site also includes […]
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COLLEGE STATION — A frequent summertime question from homeowners is “how much do I need to water my yard?” according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Each year is a little different, said Dr. Guy Fipps, AgriLife Extension irrigation engineer, College Station. Less than 5% of the state is experiencing drought this year, and […]
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AMARILLO – Rows of brilliant red salvia fill one high tunnel, and the aroma of basil drifts through another. Dr. Charlie Rush, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist in Amarillo, is diversifying his high tunnel research into seed production this year. https://youtu.be/C7JobCoDg_4 Rush has spent the past four years building high tunnels and researching their […]
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OVERTON – Muddy conditions didn’t deter amateur gardener Janice Harper of Dibol from viewing hundreds of ornamental and vegetable varieties during the 26th annual East Texas Horticultural Field Day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Bruce McMillan Jr. Foundation East Farm. Harper, who has attended several of the events, was among almost 300 attendees who […]
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COLLEGE STATION – Yellow butterfly vine, also known as yellow orchid vine, a perennial, twining evergreen vine, has been named a Texas Superstar selection for its low maintenance requirements and beauty. Texas Superstar is a registered trademark owned by Texas A&M AgriLife Research, a state agency that is part of the Texas A&M University System. […]
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