The wheat curl mite (Aceria tosichella Keifer) is the only known vector for Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV), Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV), and Wheat mosaic virus (WMoV). The wheat curl mite is an eriophyid mite which measuring only 150-250 µm in length and can only be seen with the use of a microscope, therefore management practices such as scouting are not possible. Between wheat seasons the wheat curl mite lives on reservoir hosts such as volunteer wheat and a variety of perennial and native grasses . The wheat curl mite is distributed from these areas into newly planted production fields during the fall and spring creating both vector and disease gradients throughout infected fields.
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- Home canning and recipe class set Oct. 15 in WacoSep 30
Water bath, pressure canner techniques taught The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hosting a home canning class on Oct. 15 in Waco in partnership with McLennan Community College Continuing Education. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office in McLennan County, 4224 Cobbs Drive. The cost is... Read More → The post Home canning and recipe class set Oct. 15 in Waco appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Turfgrass field day set Oct. 12 in College StationSep 30
Selection and management program focus The Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day will be held Oct. 12 at the Scott’s Miracle-Gro Lawn and Garden Research Facility, 3100 F&B Road in College Station. “This field day offers an opportunity for members of industry and the general public to see and hear about current research activities... Read More → The post Turfgrass field day set Oct. 12 in College Station appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Bexar County Forage Testing Campaign open through Oct. 31Sep 30
Reduced fee of $5 per sample The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County is currently accepting forage samples for testing. Samples will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 at 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 201, San Antonio. The office is open Monday-Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.... Read More → The post Bexar County Forage Testing Campaign open through Oct. 31 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Hale/Swisher Cotton Field Day set Oct. 6 near KressSep 29
Discussion surrounds sustainable West Texas cotton production The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Hale/Swisher Cotton Field Day on Oct. 6 on the Reed Farm near Kress. Registration and sign up will begin at 8:45 a.m. at Jeff’s Restaurant’s parking lot. The program is free, with sponsorship by Delta Pine. Jason Wade, AgriLife... Read More → The post Hale/Swisher Cotton Field Day set Oct. 6 near Kress appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Wildfire activity possible for multiple areas of the stateSep 29
Dry conditions increasing with lack of rainfall The Texas A&M Forest Service fire analysts warn of wildfire activity, including the potential for significant wildfires, through Sept. 30 in the western Piney Woods, Southeast and Central Texas. While Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida and the national wildland fire preparedness level has decreased to a 2,... Read More → The post Wildfire activity possible for multiple areas of the state appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Home canning and recipe class set Oct. 15 in Waco