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.
10 a.m. to noon AgriLife Extension office, 1600-B Smith Road, Austin Backyard Basics, offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County, will provide consumers, backyard gardeners, homemakers, educators and farmers a “do-it-yourself” learning opportunity on raising chickens for home egg production, implementing integrated pest management principles, starting new plants from cuttings, and growing […]
Rain or Shine – come enjoy this great event. Join us under the big oak trees or inside the Recreation Center (if raining). April 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center 2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702 Visit Capital Metro for bus routes: https://www.capmetro.org/schedmap/ (#4 Montopolis, #17 Cesar Chavez or […]
April 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office 1600 B Smith Road, Austin, TX 78721 Registration: $10 through 4/05, $15 starting 4/06 and onsite https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty Many trees are stressed by prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Selecting trees that use water efficiently is one way to make your […]
When we didn’t even think it possible, Ground to Ground just got a little bit more sustainable. The 4-gallon buckets we use are upcycled food containers (they previously contained salad dressing or peanut butter). Now, thanks to the City of Austin Household Hazardous Waste facility, the spray paint we use to stencil these buckets […]
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Travis County
1600-B Smith Rd., Austin, TX 78721
Daphne Richards, County Extension Agent - Horticulture