As grain sorghum harvest picks up in South Texas and the Coastal Bend, Texas AgriLife researchers, pest management specialists and county agents are reporting increased sugarcane aphid (SCA) activity in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
USDA says the economic, environmental and social sustainability of specialty crop industries and the improved economies of the communities that depend on these industries are the ultimate beneficiaries of the NCPN program.
With four consecutive years of drought across New Mexico and the greater Southwest, farmers and ranchers in the Land of Enchantment are expressing hope this week as the first of typical monsoon rains have filtered into the state, in some cases bringing substantial seasonal moisture.
Nearly a million acres of grain sorghum is either being harvested or being prepared for harvest across South Texas from the Lower Rio Grande Valley north up the coastline to Houston, and early reports indicate the crop is yielding.
Agriculture commissioners from eight states got a close look at the unique problems facing ag producers on the Texas-Mexico border during a special tour hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture recently.
Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) officials have asked EPA for an emergency permit to use the herbicide to help cotton producers stave off the growth of Palmer amaranth, which potentially threatens substantial crop losses this season.