AgriLife

Looking a trophy buck in the mouth

UVALDE – Researchers at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde have developed a more accurate technique than traditional methods for…

Whitefly, tomato growers find truce in new Texas variety

A 10-year battle against the insect all but wiped out the tomato industry in Texas, but the new tomato already is encouraging small processors to stay in…

New AgriLife Research germplasm, irrigation management make a difference in corn production

Thomas Marek, AgriLife Research irrigation engineer and superintendent of the North Plains Research Field near Etter, walked through fields of corn this year…

Potato trials and research provide grower information

Miller, a potato breeder with Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M University department of horticultural sciences in College Station, has breeding trials…

AgriLife Research ‘genetically fingerprinting’ E. coli from Lampasas and Leon watersheds

The Lampasas and Leon Rivers watersheds have been listed as impaired by the state due to high counts of E. coli and other bacteria taken in the late 1990s, but…

Microalgae could be Texas' next big cash crop

“It's a huge, untapped source of fuel, food, feed, pharmaceuticals and even pollution-busters,” said Dr. Carlos Fernandez, a crop physiologist at the Texas…

Cool-season grasses more profitable than warm-season grasses

Access to swine effluent or waste water can help a producer grow more grass. But a Texas AgriLife Researcher says the grass is “greener” economically if it is…

Unique lab seeks drought-tolerant traits in cotton, other plants

“We want to better understand those traits that control water use in plants so we can transfer that information to breeders and geneticists to more quickly…

Potato psyllid research helps producers determine best management practices

The potato psyllid is the insect that transmits a bacterium that causes the relatively new disease in potatoes known as zebra chip, according to Dr. Charlie…

AgriLife research: Multi-paddock grazing is superior to continuous grazing

The study measured the impacts on vegetation and soils achieved by commercial ranchers who adapted management practices in response to changing circumstances…

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