Versatile pollinator-friendly ornamental Mexican heather, an old-fashioned and reliable pollinator-friendly ornamental plant that adds big color to gardens and landscapes has been named the latest Texas Superstar. David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, San Antonio, said Mexican heather has been a favorite ornamental plant in Texas gardens for many years. Mexican heather plants... Read More → The post Mexican heather makes Texas Superstar list appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Passenger Safety Project helps reduce injury, death from vehicle collisions Thanks to program funding by the Texas Department of Transportation, TxDOT, the Passenger Safety Project of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has reduced deaths and injuries due to motor vehicle crashes. The Passenger Safety Project TxDOT has been funding the Passenger Safety Project since... Read More → The post AgriLife Extension project focuses on child passenger safety appeared first on AgriLife Today.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo will present its fourth online meeting on the impact of COVID-19 on sheep and goat markets June 11. The event will use the Zoom video meeting platform starting at 3 p.m. Participants need to download Zoom to their computer or smart phone in advance... Read More → The post Sheep, goat market update amid COVID-19 topic of June 11 online meeting appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Watermelon prices and quality high Texas’ watermelon growers in the Rio Grande Valley are getting excellent prices and producing high- quality fruit amid low supplies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Juan Anciso, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension vegetable specialist, Weslaco, said watermelons in the Rio Grande Valley were getting to market later than... Read More → The post Texas Crop and Weather Report June 3, 2020 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Joint West Texas A&M, AgriLife Research hire to study High Plains semi-arid agriculture A regional native and nationally prominent researcher in plant breeding has been hired as the director of the Semi-Arid Agricultural Systems Institute at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Craig Bednarz, Ph.D., an Idalou native, began May 1 in a joint appointment... Read More → The post Prominent researcher to lead Semi-Arid Agricultural Systems Institute appeared first on AgriLife Today.