The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde is one among several institutions throughout the nation involved in a multi-year, multi-state seedling improvement project. “The goal of vegetable nurseries is to provide high-quality, dependable transplants for growers,” said Daniel Leskovar, Ph.D., director of the Uvalde center as well as a Texas A&M AgriLife… Read More →
Public Works Conference, private applicator training slated for July 29-30 in Uvalde
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a two-day Public Works Conference in Uvalde. The Public Works Conference july 29-30 in Uvalde will focus on new technology and methods to manage recreational areas, sports fields and wildlife. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo) The conference is open to anyone who needs continuing education… Read More →
Texas specialty crop sector hit hard by COVID-19 Pandemic created ‘perfect storm’ for many vegetable, fruit producers
The specialty crop sector has been one of the agricultural sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photos by Kay Ledbetter) The specialty crop sector in Texas — consisting primarily of fruits and vegetables — has been one of the hardest hit sectors of agriculture due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according… Read More →
Texas A&M AgriLife administrators visit AgriLife center in Uvalde
Patrick Stover, center, and other Texas A&M AgriLife administrators view hydroponic production of leafy greens at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde. (Photo courtesy Josh Harvey) Patrick Stover, Ph.D., director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and vice-chancellor and dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and other Texas A&M… Read More →
Vegetable, wheat field day at Texas A&M AgriLife center in Uvalde draws producer interest | AgriLife Today
.entry-header Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Dr. Daniel Leskovar, 830-278-9151, email@example.com Attendees at the recent Vegetable and Wheat Spring Field Day in Uvalde. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Paul Schattenberg) UVALDE – More than 70 agricultural producers, gardeners and others attended the recent Vegetable and Wheat Spring Field Day at the Texas A&M… Read More →
Texas A&M AgriLife expands research on artichokes as commercial crop for Texas | AgriLife Today
Recent studies focus on conventional, organic farming/soil amendments Dr. Yahia Othman inspects initial planting of artichoke varieties in an organic field at the Uvalde center. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo) UVALDE – Researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde have completed two more studies – both focusing on soil amendments and variety… Read More →
Wildlife disease ecology specialist joins AgriLife center in Uvalde
UVALDE — Dr. Tammi Johnson has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde as its new Texas A&M AgriLife Research specialist in wildlife disease ecology.
Johnson, who began working at the center Oct. 1, will investigate various aspects of wildlife diseases, including disease vectors and bacterial pathogens, in addition to species distribution modeling and spatial ecology.
Dr. Tammi Johnson is the new wildlife disease specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife center in Uvalde. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Paul Schattenberg)
Uvalde AgriLife center donates hydroponic Asian vegetables to nutrition center
UVALDE – When researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde completed recent yield and quality trials on hydroponically produced Asian leafy greens, they didn’t toss the surplus — they donated it to the Uvalde County Nutrition Center.
AgriLife helps Texas tomato producers make better connections through grafting
UVALDE – A team of Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and horticulturists are investigating how successful integration of vegetable grafting into current tomato production practices could present new opportunities for the Texas tomato industry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistical Service reported just over 2,100 acres in Texas were used for tomato production in 2012 and gave an estimated crop value of $4.9 million in 2015.
Vegetable Spring Field Day in Uvalde draws producers
UVALDE – More than 80 agricultural producers and those in agriculture-related businesses attended the recent Vegetable Spring Field Day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde.
Participants came to the center to get science-based information and insights into the production of various crops, as well as different growing systems and improvement methods, said Dr. Daniel Leskovar, center director and Texas A&M AgriLife Research vegetable physiologist.