Blog Posts

It is important to have relevant, up to date, information available for those of us that work in agriculture.  This science is changing rapidly and you almost can't have too much information.  In this blog will find information on agriculture here in Texas or in the area of International Development.  I hope you find it useful.  

Latest Blog Posts

  • Soil Samples versus Tissue Samples How do you know if you need a soil sample or maybe a tissue sample?  What is a tissue sample?  Do I need both? Most people are familiar with soil ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2016, 6:40 PM by Bob Whitney
  • Herbicide Modes of Action “Amino Acid Synthesis Inhibitors” There are lots of herbicides available for controlling almost every kind of weed there is but knowing which one to use can be difficult.  Let me try to unscramble some ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2016, 6:34 PM by Bob Whitney
  • Sugarcane Aphid I mentioned the Sugarcane Aphid in a newsletter last year and the insect did not go away over the winter.  This aphid is unique in that it has moved from ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2015, 5:03 PM by Bob Whitney
  • Grasshoppers in Winter You don't imagine that a grasshopper can survive a winter but here is one!  It is Sunday, February 8, 2015 on a warm, bright afternoon and out jumps this ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2015, 1:40 PM by Bob Whitney
  • Chorti Agriculture Update For nearly eight years (since 2004) I regularly made 1 - 3 trips a year to Copan Ruinas to visit the Chorti people and to help with their agriculture projects.  In ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2014, 8:52 AM by Bob Whitney
  • Invasive Weeds in Our Fields     The picture below is just one of the most invasive weeds we have in our fields today. Field bindweed, Horsenettle, and Silver Leaf Nightshade are all summer perennial weeds with ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2014, 6:34 AM by Bob Whitney
  • Sugarcane Aphid     It’s not like we don’t have enough insects to deal with but this year we have added a new one and its a bad one. There are several ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2014, 6:27 AM by Bob Whitney
  • Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Late this past year a new forage insect that has been slowly making its way here from Georgia invaded bermudagrass fields in Texas. In 2010, entomologists in Georgia found the ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2014, 4:48 AM by Bob Whitney
  • Training in the Republic of Georgia     I have been traveling throughout the Republic of Georgia the last two weeks and have one more to go.  This project is training Georgians in Extension Methods.  About a year ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2014, 5:04 AM by Bob Whitney
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