Jewel Arthur

Technician II
Greenhouse Manager

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
6500 Amarillo Blvd. West
Amarillo, TX 79106
Office: (806) 354-5810
jlarthur@ag.tamu.edu

Education
2006: B.S. Agriculture, West Texas A&M University
1992 – 1996: United States Navy, USS Shenandoah.

Experience
March 2006 – present: Plant Pathology Dept. Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Bushland, Texas.

  • Zebra Chip Pathogen & Vector Study
  • Sugarbeet Virology Project
  • Ipomoea Sp. Study
  • Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Project
  • Cotton Root Rot Project
  • Vegetable Seed Increase Project

Jewel Arthur serves as the Greenhouse Manager. Her role is to coordinate work with researchers’ projects in the greenhouse. She makes adjustments for temperature, insects or other major issues. She supervises and trains student workers on how to mix soil, plant seed, pull weeds, spray insects, sampling and processing of samples, and proper lab technique/safety. She also maintains equipment, fabricates and paints soil bins, and maintains growth chambers.

Recent Publications

Price, J. A., Workneh, F., Evett, S., Jones, D. C., Arthur, J. and Rush, C. M. 2010. Effects of Wheat streak mosaic virus on root development and water use efficiency of winter wheat. Plant Disease 94:766-770.

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