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OVERTON – Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Overton, received an award for his latest how-to book for Texas gardeners titled “Easy Gardening for Texas.”
Masabni was awarded the Blue Ribbon for Extension Communication by the American Society of Horticultural Sciences-Southern Region for the book, which was published by Texas A&M University Press in 2016.
The award is presented for outstanding printed or online extension publications as judged by a panel of extension colleagues at universities from the society’s southern region. The award will be presented during the society’s annual meeting in Mobile, Alabama Feb. 3-5.
Masabni received a Blue Ribbon award in the same category for “Organic Vegetable Production Guide” in 2011.
“Easy Gardening for Texas” offers basic information on how to maximize a vegetable garden’s production in the Lone Star State. The 224-page book explains the fundamentals of planning, planting, watering, and pest and disease control in gardens. It lists more than 30 recommended varieties that grow best in different regions of the state and provides tips for growing, harvesting, and storing vegetables.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for the work I do serving Texas vegetable growers,” Masabni said. “It’s good to know that my work is making an impact in other states as well.”
“Easy Gardening for Texas” and other publications by Masabni and other AgriLife staff can be found at http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/.