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Pest pressure increases in South Texas cotton
"Right now we're spraying cotton about every seven days," reports Russ Brandon who farms about 800 acres of cotton in southern Nueces County.
2016 South Texas sorghum harvest gallery
From the Texas Coastal Bend to the Rio Grande Valley, grain producers are reporting average to good yields for grain sorghum and corn.
Hatch chile growers get support from federal court
Hatch chile has gained widespread notoriety in culinary circles and has quickly become a favorite among food fans across the entire Southwest region and beyond.
War against HLB advances with new acoustic tool
New technology and defense systems have been and are continuing to be developed in agriculture's ongoing battle against citrus greening.
Yellow cotton and other problems reported after South Texas rains
Crop damage from rain events and floodwaters are becoming evident in many fields, especially in cotton and corn along the affected coastal corridor.
Study shows pollinators help Texas cotton producers
Increasing the diversity of pollinator species around cotton fields—including bees, flies and butterflies—can dramatically increase yields.
Wet spring mixed blessing for South Texas vegetable producers
Most producers say they benefited from rain showers, though wet fields created problems for onion and cabbage harvest in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Taxing red meat, the danger of over-reacting to an environmental issue
Most of us in the 21st Century agree that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a worthy practice to help protect the environment of our planet. This is arguably true when it comes to one of the latest proposals to help reduce the environmental footprint of livestock production by imposing a red meat tax on consumers.
Some Texas farmers reporting crop damage after storms, others say 'wait and see'
Texas AgriLife Extension teams who have been surveying weather damages across Texas including hard hit areas in the southeast part of the state say there have been reports of corn crops submerged by flood waters, but grain sorghum seemed to fair slightly better.
Flood crisis worsens across Texas
National Weather Service (NWS) says flooding on some rivers and streams has surpassed historical record levels, especially in East Texas.
Farm theme parks popular in Japan
The rapidly growing number of agricultural theme parks in Japan offers diversity from one park to the next.
Microbes may be the new gold rush of agriculture 1
A growing development in agriculture is beginning to refocus research into microbials.
Texas weather rough ride for farmers
Last week's storms represent only the latest barrage of unstable weather across the region this spring.
Mars probe to be used by agriculture
The newly-named AgRover, a tracked robotic system, carries a soil sensing instrument that can test the quality of soil in any field.
USDA says organic industry support paying off
U.S. organic industry jump is represented by organic food sales of $39.7 and non-food organic products accounting for $3.6 billion.
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