December 31, 2014 0
By Lisa Bellows The offer of an unripened persimmon to a novice can conjure up a good laugh. The alum-like tannins in the unripe fruit cause the mouth to pucker, draw and ultimately spitting will […]

Assignment Texas: Texas from 200 ft.

December 12, 2014 0
By Russell A. Graves While the ambient temperature isn’t all that cold – in the mid 50’s – I still grab the hoodie from my truck. Pulling it over my head quickly and putting my […]

With freezing weather on the way, plants need care, too.

November 11, 2014 0
By: Kathleen Phillips Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, COLLEGE STATION — As the first major cold snap approaches, people can take action to protect plants from total loss, horticulturists with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Texas roses must be ‘on’ year round to make the cut

November 4, 2014 0
By: Kathleen Phillips Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, Contact: Dr. David Byrne, 979-862-3072, COLLEGE STATION — It’s late autumn, and most of the blossom-laden plants that colored summer are fading. But seasonal changes offer […]

Southwest Texas deer crop expected to be great this year

November 4, 2014 0
Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – Deer hunting in Southwest Texas is expected to be “really terrific” this year thanks to timely rains, according to Dr. Rob Hogan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Plant of the month: Snow-on-the-Prairie

September 20, 2014 0
By contributing writer Lisa Bellows, Ph.D., North Central Texas College Euphobia bicolor and Euphoria marginata or Snow-on-the-Prairie and Snow-on-the-Mountain are annual herbs that give us a show of summer white in our area fields and […]
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