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 Feb. 2, 2016

Groundhog shadow or not, conditions look favorable for corn planting Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – According to various news agency reports, groundhogs across the nation, including Punxsutawney Phil, did not see their shadows today, which, by tradition, means spring will come early this year. “Regardless of what the groundhogs indicate, we are […]

Four States Agricultural Exposition set Feb. 11 in Texarkana

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEXARKANA – The Four States Agricultural Exposition will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Arkansas, said Dr. Brian Triplett, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Red River County. The exposition is a joint effort between AgriLife Extension and the […]

Texas crop, weather for Jan. 26, 2016

Only about 20 percent of Blacklands wheat planted Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Central Texas wheat growers continue to have a challenging year, said Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small grains specialist, College Station. “There’s a couple of different stories going on now with wheat, the first being prevented […]

Neuendorff and Lamb receive Build East Texas Awards

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TYLER — The Build East Texas organization announced its 2014 and 2015 Awards of Excellence in Agricultural Research and Extension to Don Neuendorff, Overton, and Truman Lamb, Palestine, respectively. The awards were presented at the joint Build East Texas and Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership banquet Jan. 19 at the Hollytree […]

Build East Texas honors two with Bill and Mary Clements Memorial Award

Two Tyler area residents, Ted Conover and Darren Rozel, named Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TYLER – Two Tyler residents Ted Conover and Darren Rozel, were presented the Build East Texas Bill and Mary Clements Memorial Award at the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership banquet held Jan. 19 in Tyler. The organization presents its awards every […]

East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 4 at Overton

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — The East Texas Turfgrass Conference has been scheduled for Feb. 4 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053. The annual conference is primarily for professional grounds and landscape managers for local school districts and city parks and recreation departments, said […]

East Texas Pasture Management Program set Feb. 12 at Overton

Wet, mild winter promises spring weed control challenges Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — This year’s East Texas Pasture Management Program, set Feb. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center at Overton, will concentrate on not just control of weeds but identification as well, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage […]

Texas crop, weather for Jan. 20, 2016

Further strengthening El Niño could mean elevated rainfall through May Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A further strengthening of the current El Niño will likely mean wetter-than-normal conditions continue into spring, according to Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, state climatologist and Regents Professor at Texas A&M University, College Station. “There’s the possibility that this […]

East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference set Feb. 16 in Nacogdoches

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu NACOGDOCHES – The East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference set Feb. 16 in Nacogdoches will cover topics of interest to conventional and organic growers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event organizers. “This is a great opportunity to learn from the experts about the latest research results and network […]

AgriLife biofuels researcher receives Vice Chancellor’s Award and Faculty Fellow designation

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Sergio Capareda has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for his role in international involvement. The Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. The award was presented Jan. 14 at the AgriLife Center […]