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Prices good, drought bad for Texas cotton

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Texas cotton producers could have a tough year due to drought, but good prices are likely to soften the blow, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Drought and good prices will influence the final total acres of cotton planted, especially in Texas, said Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton marketing economist in the Texas A&M University Department ... Read More »

Rio Grande salinity drives innovation, change in agriculture

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The increasing salinity of the Rio Grande River is a real problem for agricultural producers. Experts from Texas A&M AgriLife Research are studying this problem to provide options and advice for those who rely on this water source. The Rio Grande has made agriculture possible in South and West Texas for hundreds of years or more. Today, the Rio Grande ... Read More »

South Plains, Panhandle RACE Trials Faced Tough Conditions

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• By Kay Ledbetter • As cotton producers across the Texas High Plains begin preparing for a new season, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists are providing up-to-date information on the performance results of commercially available varieties across the state during 2020 trials. The annual Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation, or RACE, trials conducted by AgriLife Extension specialists and agents are ... Read More »

Texas Caprock Crop Production Conference set for April 1

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The Caprock Crop Production Conference for Crosby and Floyd counties is set for April 1 in Floyd County. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event will take place at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center, 990 Farm-to-Market Road 786 in Muncy. The cost is $45. Advanced registration is requested by March 25 for this in-person meeting so all COVID-related precautions ... Read More »

Commodity prices favorable for Texas row-crop producers

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Texas row crop producers might have the luxury of choosing between sorghum, corn and cotton as all three commodities are seeing high prices with the 2021 planting season underway, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grain economist, Bryan-College Station, said farmers will have options in 2021 based on market prices but may ... Read More »

Texas A&M cotton trials provide producers valuable information

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• By Kay Ledbetter • As cotton producers across the Texas High Plains begin preparing for a new season, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists are providing up-to-date information on the performance results of commercially available varieties across the state during 2020 trials. The annual Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation, RACE, trials conducted by AgriLife Extension specialists and agents are sponsored ... Read More »

Texas A&M researchers identify ideal cover crop species for SE Texas

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Under the right conditions, cover crops are a tool for improvement. After harvesting a crop like cotton or grain sorghum, a cover crop rotation can increase soil organic matter, recycle nutrients, prevent erosion and suppress weeds. Even though farmers and ranchers across the Southeast have seen these benefits and moved towards cover cropping systems, several factors have limited their adoption ... Read More »