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Citrus losses likely due to hurricane
Hurricane Dolly’s trek through South Texas last summer is the likely suspect in a 12 percent drop in citrus production
New pest damaging South Texas cotton
A new and as yet unidentified insect is causing heavy damage to Lower Rio Grande Valley cotton fields already battered
New citrus center will enhance, extend global reach
Breaking ground for a new citrus center in South Texas signals the next chapter in the book of 60 years of research
Groundbreaking ceremony for new citrus research facilities
The Texas A&M-Kingsville Citrus Center at Weslaco will host a groundbreaking ceremony for new facilities at 5 p.m. June
South Texas drought devastating crops
This year’s crop of cotton, corn and grain sorghum in the Lower Rio Grande Valley is shaping up to be a repeat of the
De la Garza honored for lifetime service to agriculture
Former Congressman Eligio “Kika” de la Garza was honored recently with the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Achievement
Rio Grande Valley cotton crop could be smallest on record
A severe drought and faltering economics may push Lower Rio Grande Valley cotton growers to plant one of the smallest
Insect mystery boon to Texas onion harvest
The mysterious absence of an insect pest is making for a bountiful harvest of spring onions in South Texas, according
Drought seminar slated for Coastal Bend growers
A drought strategy seminar has been scheduled to help Coastal Bend growers address their planting options, according to
New program will address on-farm food safety in Texas
Two state agencies are joining forces to combat the devastating disruptions that occur when the food safety of farm
Arroyo Colorado watershed steering committee meets Jan. 26
The Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership steering committee will meet Jan. 26 in Weslaco, according to an official
Movement of citrus plants into Texas is illegal
Transporting citrus plant material into Texas is not only a threat to the state’s citrus industry, it is also against
Oilseed demand attracting Texas farmers
Texas AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled three workshops in the coming weeks to help Texas farmers meet the new
Texas citrus on its way to consumers
Despite hurricane damage and an unstable economy, this year’s Texas citrus harvest is off to a good start, according to
Texas AgriLife program saves growers millions while protecting water
A highly successful soil testing program has helped Rio Grande Valley farmers save almost $2 million in fertilizer
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