Berry has been with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service since 2005, so he is an expert in #texasag. He has been the county agent in Comanche County since 2012. He coordinates with multiple agriculture producer groups and extension specialists to plan and implement comprehensive educational efforts.
The Texas Peanut Producers Board is seeking a remote communications intern to help lead all communications and marketing initiatives.
Peanut pathologist, Dr. Cecilia Monclova-Santana, develops high-quality extension and research programs in Texas based on the growers’ goal to produce a healthy and marketable crop. Her approach is to provide practical information for growers by conducting research to identify causes and management of plant diseases, and then communicating the findings through accessible educational programs.
Her most recent project was a research collaboration with Dr. Cecilia Monclova-Santana, peanut pathologist of Texas. Together they focused on evaluating seed treatment fungicides to control both Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus, “In-vitro seed treatment fungicide effectiveness against Aspergillus niger and A. flavus.” This research will be applied by growers in selecting seed treatments to promote robust yields and food safety in peanut production.
Ninety four percent of American households consider peanut butter to be a virtual food group in its own right, while less than 10% of Mexican households even have a jar on hand.
The Texas Peanut Producers Board and staff met with a variety of representatives from the peanut industry at a roundtable event in Gruene, TX on March 22, 2022. The conversations and presentations ranged from marketing the health benefits of peanuts, challenges and opportunities of export markets, defining new directions for peanut research, and improving the […]
Jan. 25, 2022 – ATLANTA – The water footprint of peanuts has been relatively small for decades, but updated data shows the industry has improved water efficiency by nearly a third. Newly released data reports that 3.2 gallons of water is used to produce one ounce of shelled peanuts. Water usage for major tree nuts […]
Are you looking to grow your leadership skills and knowledge of the peanut industry? Consider applying to be a part of Class XII of the Peanut Leadership Academy. This two-year program gives peanut growers and sheller representatives in select states a unique opportunity to come together and learn more about the industry. To be eligible […]
In June of 2021, three Texas peanut farmers graduated from the Peanut Leadership Academy Class XII. Pictured above with TPPB Executive Director, Shelly Nutt, is Rustin Knight from Terry County, Benny Teichroeb from Gaines County and Texas’ National Peanut Board candidate, Lexi Floyd, from Terry County. The Peanut Leadership Academy is facilitated by the Southern […]
One of TPPB’s Own is Honored TPPB’s longtime research consultant, Bob Whitney, was awarded the Norman Borlaug award by the Texas Plant Protection Association. Congratulations, Bob! Texas Peanut Farmers Give Back Texas’ peanut farmers donated over 32k jars of HEB peanut butter, made with high quality Texas peanuts, to food banks across the state.