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Category: Lawn & Garden

Plant fruit trees the AgriLife Extension way

Transplant tips to establish, spur production Establishing fruit trees in Texas takes some effort, but these time-tested tips from a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert can guide the way from transplant to production. When it comes to fruit trees, Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension fruit specialist, Uvalde, said to plant in late December through… Read More →

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AgriLife Research collaboration could be ‘game changer’ for polyploid breeders

Genetics tools to speed hybridization in the works Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant breeders are collaborating with an international, interdisciplinary group of scientists to enhance a genetics tool set that could be a game-changer for breeding new varieties of polyploid plants such as potatoes, wheat and turfgrass. David Byrne, Ph.D., AgriLife Research rose breeder and… Read More →

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How to choose the best seeds, transplants for vegetable gardens

Successfully growing vegetables also depends on region, season Whether selecting seeds to plant in your vegetable garden or picking out perfect, healthy transplants, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture experts can offer all the information you need to be well on your way to a bountiful harvest. Knowing what vegetables will flourish in your area… Read More →

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Apply fall preemergence herbicide to avoid spring weeds

Fight stickers, weeds with fall, winter lawn management  As soil temperatures cool, now is the time to plan for preemergence herbicide applications to eradicate common cool-season weeds like annual bluegrass and lawn burweed, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.  Chrissie Segars, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist, Dallas, said homeowners looking to improve the… Read More →

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How to choose the right fertilizer for home vegetable gardens

Know what you need from your fertilizer Trips to the local garden center can be a bit overwhelming when trying to decide what fertilizer is best for your home vegetable garden. With a bit of knowledge about the fruits and vegetables you’re planning to grow and understanding what your goals are for your garden, these… Read More →

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How to avoid and remove poison ivy

Avoid the rash altogether by safely removing poison ivy from your property  Poison ivy is an unwelcome plant on many Texas properties, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert has some tips on how to avoid and remove the pest plant that causes a painful rash. William M. Johnson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Galveston… Read More →

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AgriLife Extension agricultural pesticide waste collection set Oct. 21

Drive-up, drop-off event at South Plains Fairgrounds The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding an agricultural pesticide waste collection event Oct. 21 in Lubbock in partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture. The event will run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South Plains Fairgrounds at 105 E. Broadway. “If you have unwanted,… Read More →

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Virtual Texas Fruit Conference set for Sept. 21-22

Beginner, advanced fruit orchard growers welcome The 2020 Texas Fruit Conference will be held virtually on Sept. 21-22. This annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture event provides information for every level of fruit grower. Registration is open at the Texas Fruit Virtual Conference website. Day 1 registration is $50, Day 2 registration is $35,… Read More →

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The Gardens looks to the future

Growing greater collaborations across the university and state, goal of new leadership With a hope to foster greater connections between The Gardens and Texas A&M University’s campus, Texas A&M AgriLife recently appointed Michael Arnold, Ph.D., professor of landscape horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, to be the director of The Gardens. Positioned… Read More →

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