Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | Oct. 20, 2020

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has upgraded Richland Chambers Reservoir southeast of Dallas to fully “infested” with invasive zebra mussels. Fully infested status signifies that there is an established, … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Oct. 20, 2020

Texas remained sixth in the nation for honey production in 2019, and is home to thousands of overwintering hives that contribute to the nation’s agricultural economy each growing season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife … Read More

The NRCS National Soil Survey Center recently released geochemical data to the interactive map “National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) Soil Characterization.” The map links to a national database of soil characterization data and allows you to locate pedons that have been analyzed. A pedon is the smallest unit of soil containing all the soil horizons … Read More

Source: NRCS | Oct. 19, 2020

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas has announced the first funding application deadline of Dec. 4, 2020, for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). A second funding application deadline will be Feb. 12, … Read More

NOAA’s winter forecast for the U.S. favors warmer, drier conditions across the southern tier of the U.S., and cooler, wetter conditions in the North, thanks in part to an ongoing La Niña. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center — a division of the National Weather Service — are also closely … Read More


This week’s drought summary: A dry pattern continued this past week over large portions of the continental United States, with a few exceptions being areas impacted by Hurricane Delta or its remnants, parts of the Upper Midwest and middle … Read More

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Oct. 16, 2020: La Niña’s reign continues; 85% chance it will last … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency – Texas | Oct. 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides … Read More

It’s beginning to look like Mother Nature and market forces could make 2020 a good crop year for Texas rice producers. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo).

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Prescribed burn at Sonora Research Station. Prescribed burning is one fuel treatment method Jianbang Gan, Ph.D., and Lewis Ntaimo. Ph.D., will be testing with their … Read More