Rose Rosette Virus is a new threat to roses here in Texas.  Click on the link to read the article regarding this disease in our area, from the July 23rd Times Record News.

We now have a confirmed case of Rose Rosette Virus in Wichita County as of July 29, 2015.  Please click on this link to Texas A&M to read more about this disease, how it’s spread, and what your options are.

The two photos below show roses infected with Rose Rosette.  If you suspect your roses may have this, you may send samples to the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab for testing.  Click here for a link to download the form and instructions.  There is a $35 fee.  Please note at the bottom of the form you asking for a Rose Rosette test.




 Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating

Welcome to the Wichita County Master Gardeners Association We are a group of people who live and garden here in North Central Texas.   We are trained by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and provide non-biased, research based horticultural information.  The Wichita County Master Gardeners are a non-profit, service based organization of volunteers who give their time in the community teaching others, helping folks with their gardens and landscapes and learning a few things ourselves along the way.

We hope you will find the information on this site helpful to you.  Events, meeting dates and times are listed on our Calendar Page.  Gardening Information For Our Area is filled with information specific to this region.  On the Links Page, we have created links to other pages we think you will find helpful.  Please look around our site.  If there is information you need and don’t see it here, use the “Contact Us” tab on the top menu, fill out the form and hit submit.  You will  receive a response in a timely manner, from either a Master Gardener or our Extension Agent. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service, or accommodation in order to participate in an Extension sponsored activity are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office at (940) 716-8610 at lest five days prior to the event to determine how reasonable accommodations can be made. Please click on this link to go to the Wichita County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service web page.