Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fabulous Fruit Workshop with Extension Specialist Monte Nesbitt

Although we offer basic fruit tree seminars occasionally, once a year we try to snag an Extension fruit specialist to join us for an intensive workshop.  And this year we are honored to be joined by Monte Nesbitt, who serves our entire state regarding fruit crop issues.  His specialty is citrus crops, but he'll be covering the gamut, so you won't want to miss it!  Of course he'll give you a list of great fruit crop choices for you to choose from, but he'll also discuss fruit crops that may not be the best suited for our area.  Along with site selection and cultural practices for various crops.

Please join us for this fabulous workshop.  I hope to see you there (and you might just meet the amazing Augie, too!).

WHEN:         Saturday, October 19, 2013
TIME:           10am-1pm
LOCATION:  Travis County AgriLife Extension Office
                    1600 Smith Rd., Austin TX  78721
COST:          $35

REGISTRATION:  AgriLife Register or call 979.845.2604
MORE INFO:        Daphne Richards, CEA-Horticulture, Travis County

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Texas Watershed Workshop

You're invited to a free Texas Watershed Steward Workshop focusing on water quality issues related to Austin and the Colorado River. The training is open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the Austin area and will be held from 8am-4pm, October 11 at the LCRA Redbud Center at 3601 Lake Austin Blvd. in Austin, TX 

For a map to the workshop location please visit  

This workshop is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board as part of the Texas Watershed Steward Program in order to educate local residents about the hazards of impaired water quality and inform them of the current state of water bodies in the area. The workshop will also highlight ongoing efforts to address water quality in the Colorado River and its tributaries. 

The training will include a discussion of watershed systems, types and sources of water pollution, and ways to improve and protect water quality. There also will be a group discussion on community-driven watershed protection and management. 

We are also offering continuing education credit through this training for TDA pesticide license holders and professional engineers as well as certified planners, teachers, crop advisors, landscape architects, and nutrient managers. More information on the continuing education provided through this workshop can be found at
Sorry for the short notice!