Managing Plant Problems
Between insects, diseases, weeds, and unwanted wildlife, gardening can be tricky. In this section, you’ll find a wealth of information about how to understand and manage challenges in the garden.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulture Hotline, staffed by Travis County Master Gardener volunteers.
Open weekdays 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Call (512) 854-9600, OR
call first to ensure a Master Gardener is available, then visit the office in person (1600B Smith Rd., Austin TX 78721).
You can either email a digital image (firstname.lastname@example.org) or bring in a sample of the plant in question. See sample instructions on the TCMGA Website.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 The talk covers why insects and other arthropods are important to humans and other animals, how drought impacts various insect groups and how people can help attract and keep insects in their yard even in […]
Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin 78746 “See something, say something”…a program that gardeners can use to improve observation skills detecting invasive pest (insects) and diseases such as the brown marmorated stink bug and rose rosette (see picture) that may appear and cause problems […]
Saturday, January 9, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin 78746 Compost isn’t just a pile of dead leaves! It’s a vital community of microorganisms that work to add vital nutrients, moisture, and structure to your soil. Travis County Master Gardener Sheryl Williams will explain the basic science […]
When: Friday, October 23, 2015, 8:30 Registration, 9 am – 4 pm Program Where: Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin, 78724 Cost: $60 (through 10/13), $75 (10/14 and on-site), BBQ lunch is included CEUs: 3 Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Pesticide CEUs Contact: Daphne Richards, CEA-Horticulture email@example.com, 512.854.9600 Presentations and speakers […]
Thursday, September 10, 2015 10 am to 12-noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 Come learn how to tell pests from other insects found in your backyard. Learn a combination of practices to prevent or avoid pest problems rather than treating them once they occur. Stabilize your landscape so that conditions […]
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Travis County
1600-B Smith Rd., Austin, TX 78721
Daphne Richards, County Extension Agent - Horticulture