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Stephen F. Austin State University


SFA Gardens Seminar Focuses on Garden Soils

SFA professor Dr. Leon Young collects a soil sample core from a landscape for soil testing at the SFASU Soil Plant & Water Analysis Lab. Dr. Young will present a program on soil testing and using limestone and fertilizers in gardens and lawns. Emphasis will be on liming materials.

A successful garden begins with good soil. SFA agriculture professor Dr. Leon Young will present Soils in Your Garden on February 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm in room 110 of the Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive. Dr. Young, aka Dr. Red Dirt, will discuss the basics of soil-pH, use of lime, fertilization and soil testing. Dr. Young encourages participants to bring their soil questions for a question/answer and problem-solving session at the close of the presentation. Cost is $5.00 per person.

To register, contact the SFA Gardens Education Office at 936-468-1832; email; or send payment with name, address, daytime phone number, and seminar title to: SFA Gardens Seminars, PO Box 13000-SFA, Nacogdoches, TX 75962.