Tag Archives: AgriLife Extension

Home Fruit Production with Dr. Larry Stein

Join us on September 14th from 10 am to noon to learn more about home fruit production. Dr. Larry Stein, Associate Department Head for Extension Horticulture from Texas A&M University will help you plan for and manage fruit in your landscape. Dr. Stein guides you to the types and varieties of fruit that grow successfully in Travis County, especially as it relates to the thin Edwards Plateau soils to the west and the heavy clay Blackland Prairies soils on the east side.  He will explain how chill hours… Read More →

Backyard Bug Hunt Webinars: Mosquitoes

Join us for this week’s Backyard Bug Hunt Webinar on Mosquitoes Meeting Information: When: Jun 4, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qdeGrrDktGtFIf8gmOe07Py8Q_5xPWDRJ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The webinar is free, you will not be asked for any payment information. Additional Resources Integrated Pest Management

Backyard Bug Hunt Webinars: Termite Inspection and Management

Join us for this week’s Backyard Bug Hunt Webinar on Termite Inspection and Management Wizzie Brown, Travis County Extension Program Specialist – Integrated Pest Management, will share how to inspect and manage termites. Meeting Information Date: Friday, April 23rd, 2021 Time: 10 AM Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudu2hrDMpH9BwqrnI0r-tbgqkhVI3ZZow After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The webinar is free, you will not be asked for any payment information. Additional Resources Integrated Pest Management Texas Speaks Survey

Backyard Bug Hunt Webinars: Termite ID

Termite ID When: Apr 9, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsd-mrqDMrH9JM3qWfWXLZ-LitBuTvjLsN After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This is a free event, you will not be asked for payment information.

2021 Food Challenge March 30th, 2021

Registration: Due March 23rd at Midnight Food Challenge Day March 30th 5:00pm-9:00pm. Full Schedule to be released later.

Please Participate in TexasSpeaks Survey

TexasSpeaks is being conducted in Travis County and across the State of Texas to allow the citizens of Texas to provide their input on the assets and issues in their communities. The local branch of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a rich history of providing educational programs that address the most critical issues in the county, and invites your participation in the TexasSpeaks process. The AgriLife Extension Service highly values the opinions shared through the TexasSpeaks community assessment. The expectation is that the assessment will take… Read More →

Backyard Bug Hunt: The Top 10 Occasional Invaders ID

Join us for this week’s Backyard Bug Hunt webinar on the top 10 occasional invaders. Wizzie Brown, Travis County Extension Program Specialist – Integrated Pest Management, will discuss pests that sometimes can come into homes…things like millipedes, scorpions, etc.. Register in advance to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqf–sqDMjE9O4iRJ0IA_ZM9sux7n3R9-k After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

One and Done Bulbs by Yvonne Schneider

Floral Treasures for Spring Looking for a pop of color or a unique bloom to boost your spring show? Bulbs may just be your answer! In the Austin area we have many bulb varieties that naturalize and bloom each year. However, our warmer winters are not kind to those bulbs requiring ‘chill hours’. ‘Chill hours’ are the minimum amount of time bulbs must stay below temperatures of 40F. But if you don’t mind a ‘one and done’ annual show, then your options are endless. Most bulbs, such as… Read More →

Gifts for the Vegetable Gardener by Patty Leander

Vegetable Gardener Gift Ideas Do you need gifts for the vegetable gardener in your life? Often when I reach for a particular tool or garden aid, I think about how useful it is or what a good gift it would make for a fellow gardener. Below are some of these favorite items that might spark some ideas for holiday gift giving. (Note: These are Patty’s personal selections, not paid endorsements.) Gardening Books There are so many books out there about vegetable gardening. I am partial to those written… Read More →

In the December Vegetable Garden by Patty Leander

Time for Greens and Pomegranates Your December garden checklist is here and ‘tis the season for fresh broccoli, cauliflower, hearty greens, delicious citrus…and pomegranates! It’s hard to resist the beautiful pomegranates available this time of year. The ruby red arils add a pop of color and a little tangy sweetness to salads, pilafs, or even sprinkled atop a dish of Christmas guacamole. If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you’ve undoubtedly noticed pomegranates prominently displayed in the produce section. Or perhaps you are lucky enough to have… Read More →