Thursday, September 17, 2015

TexasET Network Landscape Watering Recommendations 1/2"- "Cougar Austin Redbud"

Finally starting to cool off. All week, no higher than the 90s, ground temperatures will start to fall and we should see the warm season grasses come out of their  "heat dormancy" Warm season grasses tend to go heat dormant when the ground/root zone temperatures are in the 83-86 degree Fahrenheit range. Mid September, Oct, November are the months to regrow the bare spots and achieve full ground cover before winter.  If your turf is looking OK , then 1/2" of water should keep it vibrant, if you need to fill in some areas, adding some compost and closer to 1" of water ( maybe hand watering or hose end sprinkling an area) will be needed to encourage runners...COugar Matt out.

Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension
Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension
Watering recommendation for "Cougar Austin Redbud" for the past 7 days:0.41 inches*
DateEToMax TemperatureMin TemperatureMin HumidityTotal Rainfall
NOTE: These reported values are hourly averages, not absolute highs and lows.
*Recommendations based on the following parameters (assuming no rainfall):
Adjust this watering recommendation for any rainfall that you have received during this time period.
TexasET Weather Station :Austin (LCRA Redbud)
Plant Coefficient :Warm Season
Adjustment factor :Normal
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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Central Texas Grounds Maintenance Workshop

Posting for Dapne....Cougar Matt out.


I’m Daphne Richards, the County Extension Agent for Horticulture with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County. I wanted to invite you and any of your colleagues/maintenance crew, etc. to an upcoming Grounds Maintenance Workshop that I’m hosting on October 23, 2015.

This conference is in response to our ongoing critical water issues.  The general public can attend but the materials presented will be for turf professionals such as those working with municipalities, including parks departments; golf courses; and large and commercial landscape maintenance firms.

The goal of the workshop is to share best practices for water conservation and turfgrass management.  The cost is only $60 through 10/13 ($75 thereafter, including on-site), lunch is included, and Three Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) pesticide CEUs are available to attendees.

I’d love to see you there! And I’d also be very grateful if you’d help me get the word out by forwarding this message to anyone you think might be interested, or by posting the following information on your websites/blogs/newsletters, etc.  Registration information, a list of speakers, location, and time for the workshop may be found below and attached.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all. or 512.854.9615

Central Texas Grounds Maintenance Workshop

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,, 512.854.9615 

Presentations and speakers will be:

·        Irrigation Practices, Soil Management and LCRA Rebates/Resources
Brett Briant, Water Conservation Coordinator, LCRA
·        Pesticides and Personal Protective Equipment
Daphne Richards Travis County Extension Agent – Horticulture
·        Turfgrass Selection & New Cultivar ReleasesMatt Elmore, Assistant Professor & Extension Turfgrass Specialist
·        Turfgrass Management (Insects, Weeds & Diseases)
Dr. Casey Reynolds, Assistant Professor & Extension Turfgrass Specialist

On-line Registration Coming Soon:
 (by phone at 979-845-2604)

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