WESLACO -- A planting design that outwitted a weevil in Texas citrus groves has yielded numerous other benefits for growers and brought better quality oranges and grapefruits to consumers, experts say. Enter the Diaprepes root weevil in 2000. The insect was found to be chewing up Texas citrus tree roots underground, then busting through the […] The post New citrus planting method stops bugs, yields additional benefits appeared first on AgriLife Today.
SAN ANTONIO – Fragmentation of rural working lands, an increasing population and changes in landowner age, residency, land-use preferences and other factors are addressed in the new Texas Landowner Changes and Trends report. “The goal of this report is to describe the state’s growing population and the data relating to rural lands,” said Dr. Roel […] The post Texas Land Trends report shows changes in rural working lands, operators appeared first on AgriLife Today.
SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service annual Tom Green County Cotton Field Tour will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Doug Wilde Farm. Josh Blanek, AgriLife Extension agent in Tom Green County, said registration and the tour will begin at the variety plot located off the Old Eola Road, accessible […] The post Tom Green County Cotton Field Tour set Oct. 5 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
AUSTIN--The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting Introduction to Watershed Modeling Oct. 5 at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality headquarters, 12100 Park 35 Circle in Austin. The workshop will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the commission’s Building B, Room 201A. Cost is $100 and includes course materials, a catered lunch and a certificate […] The post Texas Water Resources Institute to host water modeling workshop Oct. 5 in Austin appeared first on AgriLife Today.
NOODLE – The Rolling Plains Cotton and Precision Ag Field Day is set for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on the Lytle Farm north of the community of Noodle in Jones County. To reach the farm from U.S. Highway 180, drive 8 miles south on Farm-to-Market Road 126. From Interstate 20 at Merkel, drive north […] The post Rolling Plains Cotton and Precision Ag Field Day set Oct. 12 near Noodle appeared first on AgriLife Today.