South Central

Former president and CEO of the Texas Produce Association, McClung, dies

John McClung, former president and CEO of the Texas Produce Association (predecessor to TIPA), died Saturday, Oct. 2 in South Texas. McClung was a leader not only for the Texas produce industry, but for all... more »

Economically, environmentally effective Texas IPM outreach targeted by grant

Pest management outreach to both rural and urban audiences in Texas will be expanded and improved thanks to a federal grant awarded to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extenson Service. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The... more »

Texas A&M AgriLife turns up heat on US hot pepper market

New hot pepper agronomic practices and technologies could help rejuvenate the U.S. market and help reduce production costs for producers. Kevin Crosby, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research professor with Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of... more »

Benefits of pollinator-attracting companion plants studied

A recent interdisciplinary research project about how pollinator-attracting companion plants help increase yield in some horticulture crops showcases the intersection of excellence when researchers from diverse fields combine research, teaching and Extension efforts to solve... more »

Onion growers overcome weather, navigate marketing

The Mike Davis family and dozens of other South Texas families who grow sweet onions recently finished a dynamic season of farm operations and marketing. Despite a baffling freeze, and complications brought on by COVID-19,... more »

Texas agriculture commodities benefit from global market assessment

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced Aug. 31 the Texas Department of Agriculture has partnered with the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M AgriLife Research to provide global market assessments for more than... more »

Texas A&M Department of Horticultural Sciences to be led by Dhingra

Aimed at helping Texas’ producers of fruits and vegetables with enhanced nutrition and value, Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Horticultural Sciences will be led by Amit Dhingra, Ph.D., who successfully... more »

FPAA, TIPA back standard definitions in Tomato Suspension Agreement

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and the Texas International Produce Association applauded on July 28 the efforts of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez in leading a bipartisan letter addressed to the Secretary of Commerce, Gina... more »

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