Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service http://tpr.org en Find an Insect Like This? Don't Kill It – It's Killing Your Cockroaches http://tpr.org/post/find-insect-dont-kill-it-its-killing-your-cockroaches <em>Story originally published Jan. 2, 2014.</em><p>It’s that time of year when insects want to get out of the cold and into your house.<p>Most people aren’t big fans of sharing their space with these creepy-crawlers. But if you see one particular insect – you’re better off <em>not</em> grabbing the bug spray.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127608802&color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:43:35 +0000 Laura Rice, KUT News 24533 at http://tpr.org Find an Insect Like This? Don't Kill It – It's Killing Your Cockroaches Small Earthquakes Rock North Texas Town, Residents Demand Answers From Railroad Commission http://tpr.org/post/small-earthquakes-rock-north-texas-town-residents-demand-answers-railroad-commission <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Residents in North Texas are dealing with the increased frequency of small earthquakes that some people are linking to oil and gas drilling in the area. State Rep. Mike Villarreal talks about the possible conflict of interest with William White, who as chair of the Texas Finance Commission is also vice president of a payday loan company. Also on this show: Population growth in Texas and the Kallison ranching family.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:44:09 +0000 David Martin Davies 24515 at http://tpr.org Small Earthquakes Rock North Texas Town, Residents Demand Answers From Railroad Commission Can A Change In EPA Labeling Help Honey Bee Populations Recover? http://tpr.org/post/can-change-epa-labeling-help-honey-bee-populations-recover <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Environmental Protection Agency is requiring new labels on certain pesticides that may harm bees and other pollinators</span>, just one effort in an ongoing multi-layered campaign to strengthen the bee population.</p><p>In May the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report &nbsp;showing scientific consensus that there are a complex set of stressors associated with the decline in honey bee populations, including loss of habitat, parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:13:56 +0000 Eileen Pace 16909 at http://tpr.org Can A Change In EPA Labeling Help Honey Bee Populations Recover? Price Of Rice Going Up Thanks To Drought And Unseasonably Cool Weather http://tpr.org/post/price-rice-going-thanks-drought-and-unseasonably-cool-weather <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state’s $600 million rice industry could be in jeopardy. A Texas A &amp; M researcher said the drought and cooler temperatures are placing strains on the rice crop for the second year.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rice farmers need a break from the drought because since 2011 water use has been restricted for crop irrigation in the rice-producing counties of </span>Matagorda<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Wharton and Colorado.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:23:03 +0000 Eileen Pace 13388 at http://tpr.org Price Of Rice Going Up Thanks To Drought And Unseasonably Cool Weather The Source: Hunger In Texas & At-Home Gardening http://tpr.org/post/source-hunger-texas-home-gardening <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>Last week the House of Representatives voted to cut $20 billion from the nation's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or what is commonly called "food stamps."&nbsp;</p><p>According to the Texas Food Bank Network, one in five Texas households struggle to meet their food needs. The <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/publication/44080" target="_blank">Congressional Budget Office</a> says the number of Americans receiving SNAP has nearly doubled in just 5 years, going from 26 million in 2007 to 47 million today. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 14:36:42 +0000 Paul Flahive 11767 at http://tpr.org The Source: Hunger In Texas & At-Home Gardening The Residents Of That Paper Nest In Your Tree Are Good Neighbors http://tpr.org/post/residents-paper-nest-your-tree-are-good-neighbors <p></p><p>The Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service is noticing an increase in the number of small Mexican honey wasps in the Bexar County area and experts are putting out the word that these insects are not the harmful wasps that people are typically afraid of.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:03:23 +0000 Eileen Pace 10322 at http://tpr.org The Residents Of That Paper Nest In Your Tree Are Good Neighbors