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 Jan. 27, 2015

Rains improve pasture, wheat outlook, but bring soggy fields Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – All of the state received moisture in one form or another during the last week, which generally benefited forages and crops, but slowed fieldwork, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. Parts of the Central, […]

Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan enters implementation phase

Funding may be available to assist landowners in conservation plans Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEMPLE – Agricultural producers in the Lampasas River Watershed will soon be eligible for financial assistance to help implement best management practices in their water quality management plans, according to a research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. “AgriLife Research […]

Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Conference set Feb. 24 in Nacogdoches

Deformed vegetables, organic weed control and kiwi production among topics Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu NACOGDOCHES – Commercial vegetable growers are facing a new problem: Some commercial composts can contain herbicide residues that will cause mutant tomatoes and other vegetables, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist. The herbicide aminopyralid is primarily used […]

Texas crop, weather for Jan. 21, 2015

Finishing of Panhandle cotton harvest delayed by wet, damp weather Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A variety of factors – mostly weather — have delayed the finishing of the cotton harvest in the Panhandle, Rolling Plains and, to a lesser degree, the South Plains, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists. […]

East Texas Pasture Management Program set Feb. 20 at Overton

Updated herbicide price-comparison CD offered Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — This year’s East Texas Pasture Management Program, set Feb. 20 at Overton, will concentrate mainly on the finer points of weed control, according to Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist. “Weed control continues to be an important part of […]

East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 5 at Overton

Conference designed primarily for professional landscape managers Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — The East Texas Turfgrass Conference has been scheduled for Feb. 5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton. The annual conference is primarily for professional grounds and landscape managers for local school districts city parks and recreation […]

Texas State Rifle Association receives AgriLife Extension Partnership Award

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas State Rifle Association has been honored with an Extension Partnership Award presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The award was presented Jan. 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. According to the […]

Texas Veterinary Medical Association receives AgriLife Extension Partnership Award

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Veterinary Medical Association has been honored with an Extension Partnership Award presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The award was presented Jan. 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. The award nomination […]

AgriLife Extension foster parent team receives Superior Service Award

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Mini-Pride Foster Parent Education Program team, comprised of nine members, has received a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Superior Service Award in the team category. The award was presented Jan. 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held at Texas A&M University in College Station. Six […]

Sandun Fernando receives Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for teaching

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Sandun Fernando of the Texas A&M University System’s biological and agricultural engineering department, College Station, has been awarded a 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in teaching. The award was presented Jan. 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held at Texas A&M University in College […]