Dr. Leon Young

The SFA Mast Arboretum Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Stephen F. Austin University Agriculture Building, Room 110 on Wilson Drive.

On Jan. 15, Dr. Leon Young will present information regarding the SFA Soil Lab, soil testing, results, pH and liming.

There is no admission charge, and refreshments are served before the talk. A rare plant giveaway raffle is held afterward.

Upcoming lecturers include: Feb. 19 - Severn Doughty, Louisiana Nursery Landscape Association; March 19 - Todd Lasseigne, Paul Ciener Botanical Garden, North Carolina; April 16 - Jeff Adkins, SFA Horticulture; May 21 - Jim Robbins, University of Arkansas; June 18 - Matthew Chappel, University of Georgia; July 16 - Cliff Shackelford, Texas Parks and Wildlife; Aug. 20 - Jason Griffin, John C. Pair Horticulture Center, Kansas State University at Haysville; Sept. 17 - Leon Macha, Greenleaf Nursery, El Campo, Texas; Oct. 15 - Richard Olsen, U.S. National Arboretum, Beltsville, Md.; Nov. 19 - Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M University; and Dec. 17 - Dave Creech, SFA.

For more information, e-mail sfagardens@sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-1832.