When someone talks about the extensive aquifer that supplies the High Plains, they usually think of the Ogallala, […]
Urzula Carrillo, a first-generation student, from Dallas, Texas, transferred to Texas Tech University to be a part of […]
Trevor Johnson of Crowell, Texas, bleeds red and black. As a Texas Tech University agricultural and applied economics […]
The Ogallala Aquifer has been the main source of agricultural and municipal expansion across the High Plains for the last hundred years. Due to its use, farmers today have seen this non-renewable resource slowly recede, producing less water for the high demands asked of it.
The spray of water droplets hitting the sandy ground arc tiny rainbows in the summer sun. The big black tires of the pivot irrigation system inch forward acre by acre and soak the little two-leaved seedlings in an endless circle. It’s growing season on the High Plains.
Wenwei Xu, Ph.D., is a leading corn scientist in Lubbock, Texas. He is currently working on many specialty projects to help West Texas farmers conserve water while still making a profit.
Although only 26, Martin has years of experience after having helped his Father on the farm when he was a young teen. He knew he wanted to be a farmer when farming became a lifestyle and not a hobby. Years later, Martin is active on and off of the farm, working to inform both those within and outside of the ag industry.
Researchers at Texas Tech University have been studying different ways to reduce the water footprint on the Ogallala Aquifer. Dr. West and a graduate student have found a forage to help reduce the amount of water used and increase cattle gains.
F ourteen years ago, seventy men and women gathered in the small town of Muncy, Texas, surely between […]
A situation is playing out in the Texas Panhandle and local golf courses are feeling the heat. During […]
This past summer, I was given the cool opportunity to intern for the High Plains Underground Water Conservation […]
Water in Texas Water is undoubtedly one of the most important resources in Texas. The state of Texas […]