Hot Horticulture Topics and Resources
- Aggie Horticulture – home and commercial horticulture, articles from fruits to vegetables and ornamental plants
- Brazoria County Plant Nurseries, Garden and Feed Stores
- Vegetable Varieties for Brazoria County
- Vegetable Planting Guide for Brazoria County
- Soil Testing
- Starting a Community Garden; contact Extension Horticulturist Stephen Brueggerhoff for more information and consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the Garden Blog; articles by Extension Horticulturist Stephen Brueggerhoff
Insects and Diseases
- NEWS: Citrus Greening quarantine expanded to include Brazoria County
- Citrus Canker
- Forest Tent Caterpillar
- Live Oak Tussock Moth
- Fall Webworm
- Oak Leaf Diseases
- Tomato Leaf Curl Article
Chill hours (CH) – chilling requirement calculated from cumulative cool weather events (between 32 to 45-degrees) that initiate bloom for fruit-bearing trees. Annual chill hours for Brazoria County can range from 200 to 400 hours. 2019 Fall Brazoria County first temps below 45-degrees: 10/31/2019 @ 40-degrees.
Current chill hours accumulated: 10/01 – 12/27/2019 = 157 CH
Calculate current cumulative chill hours – https://webapps.msucares.com/chill_hours/ (Mississippi State University Extension). Include the following station ID for Angleton: KTXANGLE31
Historic chill hour data for Angleton, TX:
- 2014 – 2015 = 194 CH
- 2015 – 2016 = 144 CH
- 2016 – 2017 = 66 CH
- 2017 – 2018 = 276 CH
- 2018 – 2019 = 362 CH
National Weather Service: https://www.weather.gov/ (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Keep up to date with current and historic weather events
Want to know what the weather is like at this moment in Angleton? Click here to check on the weather at the Brazoria Environmental Education Station, 799 E Hospital Drive, Angleton
2020 Texas Master Gardener training registration will open soon! We have had great interest in the program and encourage you to put yourself on our interest list to be considered for the future training in 2020. More than a garden club, certified Texas Master Gardeners provide volunteer service through education about best horticultural practices to our county and regional public. Interested in becoming a Texas Master Gardener in Brazoria County? Click here and sign up on our training interest list.
The Brazoria County Master Gardener Association is a volunteer development program offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve your quality of life through horticultural projects. Master Gardeners aid AgriLife Extension by answering telephone requests for horticultural information; establishing and maintaining demonstration gardens at the Brazoria Environmental Education Station (B.E.E.S.); working with special audiences in the community; and assisting with AgriLife Extension programs. Visit our Master Gardeners program online for additional information at: http://txmg.org/brazoria/. Want to know more about the Texas Master Gardener program in Brazoria County? Click here for an FAQ webpage.
Have a gardening question? Brazoria Master Gardeners are here to help. Questions can also be left through message at (979) 864-1558. Need a timely answer through email? Send an email to: email@example.com. To find out more about the Brazoria County Master Gardeners Association, Click Here
Community Partners and Programs:
Keep Pearland Beautiful: http://keeppearlandbeautiful.org/
Keep Pearland Beautiful is a non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to empower Pearland citizens to take responsibility for their environment. Garden lectures are supported through Keep Pearland Beautiful 2nd Thursday of every month.
For more information about Brazoria County Horticulture programs or to request professional service, contact Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff by email or call (979) 864-1393.