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Get to know the wild side of feral hogs

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Whether you refer to them as feral hogs or wild pigs, Sus scrofa is a species that is negatively affecting nearly every part of Texas as well as several other Southern states. Not only do wild pigs wreak havoc on pastures, fields and golf courses, they contaminate our water sources and destroy native species. They can also spread disease to ... Read More »

Texas rice producers faced tough 2019, yields likely below average

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Texas rice growers faced a challenging 2019 due to early and late-season rains, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert. Dr. Ted Wilson, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center director, Beaumont, said reports on yields and quality are too preliminary to determine likely outcomes, but he expects a below-average year due to late plantings and late rains that ... Read More »

Belchim receives 2ee for rice delphacid insecticide, should it be needed

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Wilmington, Delaware-based Belchim Crop Protection USA has received a 2ee recommendation for use of Tenchu 20SG in Texas and Louisiana to control rice delphacid, should it appear in damaging numbers again this season. The insecticide already has a full Section 3 registration for use in rice to control rice stink bugs. After a decades-long absence, rice delphacid — also referred ... Read More »

Texas A&M to host 72nd annual rice field day in Beaumont, July 11

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“Texas Rice – Embracing Innovation” is the theme for the 72nd annual Texas Rice Field Day, July 11, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Beaumont. The event is free and open to the public. Field tours begin at 8 a.m., followed by an indoor program at 10:45 a.m and a noon barbecue luncheon. Morning field tours ... Read More »

Texas A&M sets Eagle Lake Rice Field Day for June 25

Mo Way

The 45th annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day is scheduled for 4 p.m., June 25, at the David R. Wintermann Rice Research Station on Farm-to-Market Road 102 just north of Eagle Lake. The field day will offer an opportunity for producers to tour the research station, making stops along the way to hear about insect management, weed management, plant nutrient ... Read More »

Texas A&M researcher explores plant survival under extended flooding

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ice crops can stress under too much water or water at the wrong time. Developing tolerance to these flooding stresses and improving rice cultivars is the life passion for Dr. Endang “Septi” Septiningsih, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Rice growers around the world have had two choices: plant poor-yielding traditional varieties that are moderately tolerant to long periods of ... Read More »

Bagavathiannan honored with Texas A&M Early Career Research award

Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence – Early Career Research honor was presented to Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan at a recent ceremony on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife, and represent the highest level of achievement for the ... Read More »

Texas FFA students learn about rice through contest

Vicky Boyd

When you think about FFA, images of blue jackets, livestock showing and judging, public speaking and leadership may come to mind. Chances are rice is not among those. But the long-running Ruben Stringer Memorial Texas Rice Education Contest is designed to spark FFA students’ interest in the Texas rice industry east of Houston, says Mike Broussard, a vocational agriculture teacher ... Read More »

Record Texas heat likely missed rice flowering but could affect dry-down

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Most areas of Texas have set or tied high temperature records this summer, including a string of 100-plus days last week, according to the state climatologist. Although much of the state’s rice acres were planted early enough they are past the heat-sensitive flowering stage, growers who have already drained fields could be surprised by the hot, dry conditions. Dr. John ... Read More »

Beaumont field day to highlight emerging technologies, organic production

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“Emerging Technologies for Texas Rice” will be the theme for the 71st annual field day, July 12, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Beaumont, 1509 Aggie Drive. The free event begins with field tours at 8 a.m., an indoor program at 10:45 a.m. and a noon barbecue luncheon. The afternoon organic field tour begins at 1 p.m. and ... Read More »