Vegetables en AgriLife Research scientist studies structures to boost tomato production in South Texas <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We’re working on developing adapted cultivars for South Texas, but we’re also developing production systems to optimize and fully exploit their potential.” </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Tomatoes Fri, 27 May 2016 16:06:00 +0000 99141 at <p>Dr. Carlos Avila, a Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research vegetable breeder in Weslaco, is shown in a greenhouse with tomato plants from his improved cultivar studies.</p> (AgriLife Communications photo by Rod Santa Ana) Rains continue to bring mixed bag to producers around the state <div class="field-byline"> Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Spring storms have created a dilemma for crop and forage producers who can’t access their fields to tend to pests and weeds or find a window of time to cut, cure and bale forage.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Vegetables Hay Tue, 24 May 2016 22:56:00 +0000 99091 at <p>Water stands along the fence line of a pasture west of Tyler, Texas. Spring rains have saturated pastures and croplands and have forage and crop producers waiting to access fields.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photograph by Adam Russell) Texas weather rough ride for farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Last week's storms represent only the latest barrage of unstable weather across the region this spring.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Livestock Vegetables Cotton Flooding Grains Hay Livestock Vegetables Mon, 23 May 2016 15:08:00 +0000 99031 at USDA says organic industry support paying off <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. organic industry jump is represented by organic food sales of $39.7 and non-food organic products accounting for $3.6 billion.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Vegetables Fri, 20 May 2016 16:01:00 +0000 99001 at Thinkstock/Credit: Elenathewise Cotton, hay, canola, wheat and a new entomologist are featured in Extension media reports <div class="field-byline"> Texas AgriLife media reports </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Texas AgriLife offers new information on wheat, canola, hay and new entomologist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Vegetables Wheat Canola Cotton Hay Vegetables Wheat Mon, 16 May 2016 16:14:00 +0000 98911 at <p>An adult western flower thrips is pictured on top and the larva on the bottom.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) Texas entomologists testing potato psyllids for insecticide resistance <div class="node-body article-body">Psyllids have been able to develop resistance to neonicotinoid-based insecticide management programs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:43:00 +0000 98561 at <p>Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research entomologist, examines psyllid activity.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter) Farmers understand Earth Day <div class="node-body gallery-body">Many self-proclaimed environmental organizations may use the day to blame farmers and ranchers for environmental crimes and for ignoring basic conservation practices.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Vegetables Management Vegetables Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:12:00 +0000 98411 at <p>Earth Day offers an opportunity to celebrate the wonder of our planet.&nbsp; No better place to do that than out in farm country.</p> EWG’s "Dirty Dozen" list once inflammatory, now discredited <div class="field-byline"> Alliance for Food and Farming | </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This USDA report states that the findings show “residues do not pose a safety concern.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:06:00 +0000 98371 at <p>For strawberries, a child could eat 1,508 servings of strawberries in a day and still not have any effects from pesticide residues.</p> Texas AgriLife Extension photo Fresh Produce Expo attracts record crowd and vendors <div class="node-body article-body">Texas is quickly becoming the preferred destination for Mexican produce imports because of the completion of a major Mexican super highway connecting the major produce growing areas of Sinaloa, Mexico, and the Texas border.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:24:00 +0000 98201 at Crop marketing red flag — farmers, we have a problem <div class="field-byline"> Steve Scott, Scott Agri Crop Marketers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers know they will have good years and they will have bad years. The objective is to build up enough equity in the good years to weather the inevitable bad years. It is a pattern every farmer is very familiar with. But what happens when it doesn’t work?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:18:00 +0000 98151 at