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The state climatologist, John Nielsen-Gammon, says we are close to the end of this historic drought. While rain and fog currently drench the area, how can urban farmers and small gardens take advantage of the sudden water abundance?  We talk with David Rodriguez from the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension to find out what challenges a wet spring might bring

Guest:

  • David Rodriguez, Extension Horticulturalist for Bexar County's Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
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With an already scorching summer, the drought has exacerbated that already problematic growing season for the home gardener in Texas.

Fortunately for San Antonio, sitting on the edge of both Central and South Texas, a second growing season begins right now, and it is arguably the most productive of the growing seasons.

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Agriculture forecasters at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension are predicting a medium-size pecan crop for the state in 2014. Experts say this year’s production will be better than the last three, but still under capacity.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service estimates farmers will produce between 50 million and 55 million pounds of pecans in 2014.

Story originally published Jan. 2, 2014.

It’s that time of year when insects want to get out of the cold and into your house.

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 not grabbing the bug spray.

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Texas Matters: 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.

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