OVERTON – The East Texas Horticultural Field Day on June 27 will feature more than 500 ornamental plant and vegetable trial varieties for public viewing, along with presentations by experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton.
Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M AgriLife Research ornamental horticulturist, Overton, said he started the trials in 1993 to meet the needs of commercial seed companies, local nursery managers and gardening enthusiasts.
There is no cost to attend or for the barbecue lunch, but organizers ask that attendees RSVP by June 21 for an accurate meal count. The field day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the center’s Bruce McMillan Jr. East Farm, 2 miles east of Overton on Texas Highway 135 N.
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