Extension Fruit Tree Fundraiser (variety list coming next week)

Posted by Agent Dennison 10-9-14

The Waller County Extension Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) committee and the Waller County Master Gardener Association would like to announce their joint Fall Fundraiser.

From now until Wednesday, November 12, 2014, they will be taking orders for Fruit and Citrus trees. All orders must be placed in person with payment at the Waller County Extension Office at 846 6th street Hempstead, TX. Cash or checks payable to Extension Program Council will be accepted. Orders are anticipated to arrive in late January or early February. Our office will call or email you as time gets closer.

The following will be available for order:

Japanese Persimmons -2/3 ft – $10.00
Figs – 2/3 ft – $10.00
**Lemon: Improved Meyer, Meyer & Ujukitso (lemonade tree) -$30.00
**Grapefruit: Rio Red & Ruby Red -$30.00
**Orange: Satsuma & Miho -$30.00
**Lime: Palestine & Sweet -$30.00 (not as cold hardy)
** Citrus trees will come potted in 4-gal. containers.
Peaches, Plums, Nectarines (3 ft tall and bareroot) will be offered for $10 each. They can normally be expected to self-pollinate (there are exceptions). See website for more details.
Low Chill Apples and Pears (4 ft tall and bareroot) will be offered for $10 each. They normally need to be purchased in pairs (two different varieties) in order to pollinate.

Orders may be placed in person at the County Extension Office: 846 6th St., Hempstead, TX 77445.

Questions – please call Cody Dennison, County Extension Agent: 979-826-7651


Waller Co. Master Gardeners (WCMG) host “Fall Gardening” program on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

7/26/14 by Agent Dennison

The public is welcome to attend a 2.5 hr program on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Our guest speaker is Retired Extension Horticulture Agent from Montgomery County, Tom Leroy.  He has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience and is a great presenter.  Fall gardens will be our main topic but other topics like varieties and insect issues will be discussed.  Cost is $10 per person and proceeds go to cover cost of speaker and facilities incurred by our local WCMG association.  RSVP to the Waller County Extension Office at 979-826-7651 to reserve a spot.  On site registration will be $15.  Light refreshments will be served.  Site TBA.

Waller County Animal Issue Committee – Emergency Preparedness

7/24/2014 by Agent Dennison

Interested persons wanting to volunteer to serve on the Waller County Animal Issue Committee (AIC) can contact Agent Dennison at the Extension Office at 979-826-7651 or by email at  The positions currently needed include volunteer managers, photographers, and call center volunteers during an emergency or disaster (such as the Riley Rd fire of 2011).  Sorry, volunteers are not able to work in direct contact with animals due to liability concerns.  Volunteers can give as little as 3-4 hours at a time.
Additionally, persons with capabilities to haul cattle, provide boats for water rescues, donate hay for livestock, can also contact Extension Agent Dennison as he is trying to develop a resource list.


Small Acreage Horticulture Program to be held on 4.5.14

by Agent Dennison 3/4/14

5 hrs. of TDA CEUs will be offered with 1/2 the day being an educational slide show and 1/2 day being a walking tour of a nearby Vegetable, Fruit, and Nut farm in Monaville, TX area.  Cost is only $25 per person and deadline to RSVP is April 2, 2014.  Guest speakers are Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas Extension Veg. Specialist, Bill Ree, Pecan Insect Specialist, and Extension Agent – Cody Dennison.  Topics include: grafting, vegetable bed mgmt, citrus orchard mgmt, and pecan production.  Program starts at 9 a.m. at Repka’s Grocery Store on Buller Rd. with registeration beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Program will conclude at 2:30 p.m. at another site nearby.

Call Agent Dennison at 979-826-7651 if you have questions about this great program.




Individuals with disabilities who require auxiliary aide service or accommodation in order to participate in the event are encouraged to contact our office within 5 working days prior to the program.

Educational program of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.

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