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Irrigation Conference ..... Water x Weeds
Speaker: Dr. Becky Bowling, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Session:  IRRIGATION CONFERENCE -- Infiltrating the Secret World of Sustainable Landscaping: Optimizing Infiltration & The Retention of Water and Nutrients

Thursday, August 5  9:55 AM - 10:55 AM .... CEU: TNLA 1, ISA 1

Water is a key component for soil nutrient retention, thus sustainable practices in the overall goals of the landscape. Sustainable landscaping is a idea that, for many, is hard to crack. Through sustainable practices however, you can both increase water efficiency and how the plants absorb and retain valuable nutrients. This session will dive into the concept of sustainable landscaping and how by understanding these concepts, you will be able optimize your water and nutrient management within the landscape. CEUs Available: TNLA, ISA

Session:  Water x Weeds -- How Watering Practices Affect Weed Management Programs in Texas

Thursday, August 5  1:10 PM - 2:20 PM .... CEU: TNLA 1

Learn how by controlling water usage within the landscape can play a key role in the management of weeds. Weeds thrive when fundamental water BMPs are not put into practice. Walk away from this session understanding how by controlling irrigation, you can create an effective and economic weed management program in your landscapes.

Dr. Becky Bowling,

Assistant Professor Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist - Urban Water
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Extension Responsibilities (70%):
Dr. Bowling works closely with AgriLife County Extension Agents as well as Regional Program Leaders and other Extension Specialists to provide programming on the topic of water conservation in the urban landscape. This includes education on appropriate plant selection, soil management to improve infiltration, and water use in residential and commercial landscapes alike. As part of her Extension responsibilities, Dr. Bowling will generate outreach materials through multiple platforms (social media, videos, and written materials) to engage the Texas public in environmental stewardship to protect precious water resources throughout the state.

Research Responsibilities (30%):
Dr. Bowling’s research is focused on improving water-use efficiency and infiltration in urban landscapes through a combination of applied and social science research efforts. Her specific areas of interest include improving infiltration in urban landscapes and incorporating this into an integrated approach for water conservation through collaborations with scientists in Horticulture, Turfgrass Science, Soil Science, and Engineering. She also has an interest in strengthening Extension outreach efforts through social science by evaluating potential barriers to behavioral intervention in urban landscape management.

Office: Dallas
Email: bgrubbs@tamu.edu
Phone: (972) 231-5362
Graduate Education ... Ph.D. - Crop Sciences, University of Georgia, 2017

EDUCATION SPONSOR: Landmark Nurseries, Inc.  
Landmark Nurseries is dedicated to continually supplying top quality plant material while maintaining superior customer service. These goals and focus allow Landmark to continue to provide a strong foundation for their continued growth and support of the green industry. In addition to its wholesale locations, Landmark operates four growing facilities located throughout Texas in Edgewood, Grand Saline, Kirbyville, and Round Rock. From annuals, perennials, shrubs, ground cover, to trees, each operation specializes in different aspects of Landmark’s goal to service the green industry as a whole. The farms encompass over 900 acres allowing Landmark to grow quality products while being able to maintain fair pricing.

HISTORY -- Landmark Nurseries, Inc. was founded over 20 years ago by Jim Prewitt. Jim began his landscape career doing jobs for friends and neighbors and soon after opened his first wholesale nursery in Garland, Texas. In 1992, Landmark moved from Garland to Coppell, Texas to set up new corporate headquarters and begin a long term goal of expanding facilities to service landscapers across the state. Since then, four other wholesale distribution locations have been added to major markets in Texas.

Address:     1510 Royston Ln, Round Rock, TX 78664
Email:    jprewitt@landmarknurseries.com    
Contact:   Jim Prewitt
Phone:    (512) 251-9238   FAX:  (512) 251-7117


Urban agriculture & forestry, water & land resources, healthy living
The Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas is a scientific research campus and headquarters for public teaching. Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and extension specialists at Dallas work to advance three areas: urban agriculture and forestry, water and land resources, and healthy living.

Address:     17360 Coit Rd. Dallas, TX 75252
Email:        Contact:  
Phone:    (972) 231-5362   FAX:  (972) 952-9216


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