Robert Burns

Articles by Robert Burns
Outlook for peaches and other fruit crops good thanks to colder weather
Despite warm winter, Texas peach crop looks promising.
Middle East unrest may push nitrogen fertilizer prices higher
Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton schedules a Pasture and Livestock Management Workshop March 29-31.
Pakistan flooding/ demand could mean higher cotton prices
A "very unusual alignment of factors" means Texas could have an unusually large cotton crop that coincides with high
Biofuel study looks at diversity
Whether we can grow bio-energy crops such as switchgrass and forage sorghum isn't the question, said a Texas AgriLife
Texas crop, weather
While hot, humid days stressed some crops, cotton, for the most part, was doing well with few of the catastrophic
Conditions vary widely across Texas
Rain interrupted harvesting of row crops and hay in many parts of the state, but brought some relief from heat, and
Conditions good for most, soggy for some
For the most part, hot, rainless days dried out saturated fields, but caused concern for some that the brief respite
Hay fields respond to moisture
With few exceptions, hay meadows, rangeland and row crops continued to respond to rain received from tropical storms,
Texas crop, weather
The tropical depression following on the heels of Hurricane Alex brought more rain, improving pastures and benefiting
Alex rains help most, hurt some sorghum growers
With a few exceptions, rains brought by Hurricane Alex were a good thing, in some cases a godsend, according to a Texas
Soil-moisture levels vary widely across the state
From one end of the state to the other, conditions ranged from way too much rain, to just about right, to dry and
Satsuma Miho mandarins tolerate -14 F
Satsuma Miho mandarins are one of the five new Texas Superstars for 2010, said Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension
High wheat yields contribute to a glut at elevators
Rain came to Texas, relieving drought conditions in many areas. It also slowed the wheat harvest in the Rolling Plains,
Drought expands further into Texas
While the Rolling Plains and other parts of Texas experienced near-perfect conditions for the wheat harvest, other
Upside-down dairy-cow mortgages in East Texas
Most of the state had adequate or better soil moisture levels, but East Texas remained extremely dry, according to
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