A plant that lacks an essential nutrient cannot complete its life cycle-the seed may not germinate; the plant may not be able to develop roots, stems, leaves, or flowers properly; or it may not be able to produce seeds to create new plants. Often the plant itself will die. However, having too much of a nutrient can harm and even kill plants. For example, having too much nitrogen can cause a plant to grow more leaves but less or no fruit. Too much manganese can make the leaves turn yellow and eventually die. And excess boron can kill a plant. You can save money and effort-and even your plants- if you know what and how much to give your plants. The plants will be healthier and more productive if you give them what they need-no more and no less. (2 pages)
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Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.
Coastal communities prone to flooding may benefit from the implementation of green infrastructure. Green infrastructure can help mitigate the adverse effects of flood damage and promote water drainage. This publication presents several types of green infrastructure and their benefits. (2 Pages)
This manuscript will offer a new approach to understanding how native grasses grow-specifically the reproductive and growth methods of native perennial grasses and how that can help improve management decisions. Although experienced range managers can determine plant composition and forage density by just looking across a pasture, underground plant components are often overlooked. (8 pages)