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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SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present Summer Landscaping and Irrigation 101 on June 29 from 9 a.m.-noon. The event is free and will take place at the Tom Green 4-H Center, 3168 N. U.S. Highway 67 in San Angelo. RSVP before June 24 to the AgriLife Extension office for Tom […]
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SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Concho Valley Master Gardeners have announced their Fall Landscaping Symposium date, topics and speakers. 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. The program will run from […]
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OVERTON – The East Texas Horticultural Field Day on June 27 will feature more than 500 ornamental plant and vegetable trial varieties for public viewing, along with presentations by experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M AgriLife Research ornamental horticulturist, Overton, said he started the […]
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COLLEGE STATION – The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University in College Station will celebrate its first birthday June 8 with a full slate of family activities. The free event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the gardens located at 600 John Kimbrough Blvd. Free guest parking will be available in […]
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EL PASO– Dr. Saurav Kumar has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso as a water specialist and associate professor. Kumar’s research program, Water System Dynamics and Resilience, will focus on holistic water resources systems dynamics modeling by integrating remotely sensed data in water quality and quantity simulation framework. Kumar’s research emphasis […]
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SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in collaboration with Fanick’s Garden Center and Espoma Company, will present the Top Tomato Contest from 9 a.m. to noon June 15 at Fanick’s Garden Center, 1025 Holmgreen Road in San Antonio. “There is no cost to enter, and the contest is open to hobbyists and […]
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SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County is accepting applications for Master Gardener Intern Training Class No. 63 to be held Wednesdays from Aug. 21- Nov. 13 at its offices in San Antonio. Topics for this training will include Earth-Kind landscaping, integrated pest management, home orchards and vegetable gardens, water […]
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COLLEGE STATION — A comprehensive national effort among 30 industry and academic entities led by Texas A&M is gaining ground in the battle against rose rosette. The disease has claimed an estimated $40-$50 million in rose industry losses alongside thousands of jobs, researchers said. The team has tracked the disease across the U.S., developed new […]
COLLEGE STATION – Two hybrid altheas – Blue Angel and White Angel – have been named the latest Texas Superstars for characteristics that make them a top option for landscape lovers. Blue Angel is a vigorous growing shrub to small tree with an extended blooming season featuring beautiful single blue, broadly trumpet-shaped flowers. The variety […]
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