Friday Feature:  Farmer Mental Health

Friday Feature: Farmer Mental Health

This week’s featured video was produced by the University of Texas at Tyler’s South West Ag Center to address a serious issue, the mental health of farmers.  In this video, Grant Heinrich, a Lubbock farmer and crop duster, shares his experience with mental...
Friday Feature:  The Rat Buster

Friday Feature: The Rat Buster

This week’s featured video is a single selection from the large video collection of Jeff Pybus, “The Rat Buster.”  Pybus has become a YouTube sensation with millions of video views and 110k subscribers who love to watch him shoot rats.  Pybus uses a...
August 2022 Weather Summary and Harvest Season Outlook

August 2022 Weather Summary and Harvest Season Outlook

Rainfall August 2022 was another hot and steamy month for the Panhandle that brought variable rainfall to the region.  The western counties received over 9.5″ (purple, mauve, & magenta), as seen in the map above to the left.  Areas in blue received...
Friday Feature:  Growing Plants in Soil from the Moon

Friday Feature: Growing Plants in Soil from the Moon

Researchers at the University of Florida (UF/IFAS) have successfully grown plants in lunar soil extracted from three NASA missions to the Moon.  Rob Feral and Anna Lisa Paul, UF/IFAS Horticulture Department, were the first scientist to show that plants can be grown in...