.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 →
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.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research to lead project to enhance spinach production, safety | AgriLife Today
UVALDE – Texas A&M AgriLife research will collaborate with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the University of California at Davis on a project to help agricultural producers and consumers through improving nitrogen use efficiency and food safety in spinach.
AgriLife Research study examines humic substances as soil amendment | AgriLife Today
UVALDE – A recent study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde shows applying a soil amendment containing humic substances can positively affect vegetable growth and soil properties under different environments.
The study, “Lignite-derived humic substances modulate pepper and soil-biota growth under water deficit stress,” was conducted by AgriLife Research graduate student Kuan Qin in collaboration with center director and plant physiologist Dr. Daniel Leskovar. It is currently under review for publication in the Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science.
Study shows ground-penetrating radar can detect fine roots in crops | AgriLife Today
UVALDE – A recent study led Texas A&M AgriLife Research has shown ground-penetrating radar, or GPR, may be effectively used in detecting the fine roots of plants, helping agricultural producers identify what crop varieties are best suited to their field conditions.
Soil cores were collected immediately after scanning and the core samples containing roots were stored in a freezer until processing. The roots were then cleaned and scanned on a flatbed scanner where root diameter was analyzed. After scanning, roots were oven-dried until constant mass and root dry mass was recorded.