Robert Burns has nearly 30 years experience writing about agriculture and agricultural related research. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Texas crop, weather for April 22, 2014

Most peaches, pecans undamaged by the freeze; jury still out on wheat Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – There were varied reports of damage to wheat, forages and fruit and nut crops from the hard freeze on April 15 from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel throughout the Central, Rolling Plains, South Plains […]

Denton County spring pasture weed workshop set May 10

SANGER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County and the Denton County Extension agriculture committee will hold a spring pasture weed identification and control workshop from 9 a.m. to noon May 10 at the Sanger High School Cafeteria, 100 Indian Lane, Sanger. James Locke, soils and crops consultant with the Samuel Roberts […]

Texas crop, weather for April 15, 2014

Freeze puts large swathes of Texas wheat at risk of freeze injury Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Sub-freezing temperatures on the morning of April 15 put large acreages of Texas wheat at risk for freeze injury, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Temperatures were not as low in the […]

Forage Systems and Fertilizer Strategies training set April 25 at Overton

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON – Farmers and ranchers who want to get the most bang for their fertilizer dollar and have a steak lunch in the bargain should attend a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service training in Overton on April 25, advise the training’s planners. “Fertilizer prices change, and producers should have a […]

Texas crop, weather for April 8, 2014

Farmers fighting wind erosion and continued drought Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. The […]

Denton County Low Cost Equine Vaccination Clinic set April 12

Contact: Brandon Boughen, 940-349-2894, brandon.boughen@agnet.tamu.edu DENTON – To help defray some of the expense associated with horse vaccinations and health costs, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County and the Denton County Extension Horse Committee will sponsor a “Low Cost Horse Health Care Clinic” from 8:30 a.m. to noon, April 12 at the […]

Texas crop, weather for April 1, 2014

Worsening drought is no April Fools joke Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As Mother Nature continues to play what seems like an extended April Fools joke on parts of Texas with ongoing drought, agricultural producers have some tough cropping decisions to make, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crops expert. […]

Denton County Pond Workshop scheduled for April 17

AUBREY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County and the Denton County AgriLife Extension agriculture committee will hold its annual pond workshop from 4:30-9 p.m. April 17 at the Rancho De La Roca, 2459 Blackjack Road West in Aubrey. “In Denton County we have many stock tanks or ponds that landowners and […]

Texas crop, weather for March 25, 2014

State Climatologist: New Dust Bowl days not here yet but could happen Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Though it may seem like a return of Dust Bowl days to some Texas High Plains farmers and ranchers, we’re not there yet — at least not quite, according to Dr. John Neilsen-Gammon, state climatologist, […]

Media Advisory: International experts to meet at College Station to advance electron beam (eBeam) technologies for food, environmental safety, more

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu What: 2014 Annual Hands-On Workshop in E-Beam and X-Ray Irradiation Technologies. Who: International experts, technology providers, Texas A&M University experts from the National Center for Electron Beam Research. “There are people coming from around the U.S. and the world to understand how to apply this technology commercially,” said Dr. Suresh […]