Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulture specialists reported early fruiting and overall good wine grape conditions at vineyards across most of the state. But Texas’ top wine grape region expects to […]
According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts, vineyard owners and wineries in Texas have reason to be in good spirits this spring — in spite of some challenges in […]
State pesticide regulators and departments of agriculture are struggling to manage the workload of hundreds of 2017 dicamba injury investigations as well as looming decisions on how to restrict and […]
A product that helped stop a 100-year-old battle with a cotton disease in Texas has been proven effective in stopping the same fungus from devastating vineyards, according to a Texas […]
In the first study of an entire wine grapevine’s microbiome, researchers have found that the microbes associated with the grapes, leaves and flowers are largely derived from the soil microbes […]
Water-storing crystals known as hydrogels can effectively deliver pesticide bait to invasive Argentine ants, quickly decimating a colony, a Purdue University study finds. Pesticide sprays and baits are common tactics […]
Integrated weed management programs that include preemergence herbicides make a lot of sense for orchard and vineyard cropping systems.
Growers and PCAs will want to be aware of this as you’re planning your dormant-season herbicide programs now that many areas of the state are getting some rain.
The vineyards, peaches and orange groves are gone from San Bernardino, Upland, Duarte and Pasadena, replaced by homes and concrete. The citrus associations dissolved a long time ago. “There were […]
Farm Bill Issues Reuters writer Christine Stebbins reported yesterday that, “U.S. farmers and bankers have almost a year to get ready for major changes in 2015 as crop insurance rather than direct cash payments to producers becomes the […]