AgriLife

Texas has more farms, fewer acres

The study shows that lands classified as farms, ranches and forests declined in 156 of Texas’s 254 counties between 1997 and 2006. In all, there was a loss of…

Researchers to determine if aeration reduces compaction, runoff on no-till fields

Dr. Paul DeLaune, environmental soil scientist at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon, said tillage operations can increase soil…

Wheat curl mite might require non-chemical control

Three AgriLife Research scientists, working under Dr. Charlie Rush in plant pathology and Dr. Jerry Michels in entomology, are taking a close look at the…

AgriLife Research drip irrigation project yields promising results

Subsurface drip irrigation was able to produce up to four bales of cotton per acre with less water than conventional irrigation methods at the Texas AgriLife…

Texas researchers provide emissions data for livestock industry

The EPA issued a final ruling on Dec. 18 that required the reporting of continuous air releases of these gases by large confined animal feeding operations to…

Plums poised to give blueberries run for the money

Plums are rolling down the food fashion runway sporting newly discovered high levels of healthy nutrients, say scientists at Texas AgriLife Research.Plainly,…

New hybrid plants could prompt more prodigious pepper production in Southwest

But while U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show consumption of fresh peppers at an all-time high, only a fraction of these are grown domestically. Currently more than 70 percent of all fresh peppers consumed in the U.S. are imported from Mexico, and another 18 percent are imported from Canada, according to USDA data. …

Cattle fed distiller's grains maintain flavor and tenderness of beef

While much of the research focus has been on the energy value of the distiller's grains relative to the corn it replaces, recent questions have been posed on…

AgriLife Research breeder develops drought-tolerant corn

Dr. Wenwei Xu, AgriLife Research corn breeder from Lubbock, is working with crosses between temperate and tropically adapted varieties of corn to find a…

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