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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- Special Education in Rural Communities webinar series begins Jan. 26Jan 22
Educational opportunity to learn about promoting positive special education experiences The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in partnership with the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, will host a webinar series on promoting positive special education experiences in rural communities and small school districts. Receiving and providing special education services in rural communities presents many unique... Read More → The post Special Education in Rural Communities webinar series begins Jan. 26 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- AgriLife Extension presents annual Superior Service awardsJan 22
Personnel recognized for outstanding performance Faculty and staff of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service received the agency’s Superior Service Award during a virtual ceremony on Jan. 22. The Superior Service Award is the agency’s highest award, recognizing personnel who provide outstanding performance in education or other services to the organization and Texas residents. All... Read More → The post AgriLife Extension presents annual Superior Service awards appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Tracking transboundary and emerging diseasesJan 22
New project to use next-generation sequencing for faster bovine disease detection Transboundary and emerging diseases are constant threats to the livestock industry. Even as biosafety measures have evolved, there is always the lingering threat of highly contagious or newly discovered diseases impacting animal health. Through a newly funded project, researchers from Cornell University’s Animal Health... Read More → The post Tracking transboundary and emerging diseases appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- AgriLife Extension to host virtual Auxin-Specific Certification TrainingsJan 21
Five webinars offered in five months Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering producers several opportunities to complete their Auxin-Specific Certification Training for the 2021 growing season. The five virtual Zoom trainings start Jan. 22, and all other trainings will take place on the second Friday of the month – Feb. 12, March 12, April... Read More → The post AgriLife Extension to host virtual Auxin-Specific Certification Trainings appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Recent Texas A&M graduate hoping to create a buzz with native bee billJan 21
Nontraditional student reflects on journey to drafting legislation as an undergraduate As a nontraditional student with a heart for civic service, Adam Beltran found his way to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the place he said provided him with opportunities to use his passions and past experiences to begin the process of drafting... Read More → The post Recent Texas A&M graduate hoping to create a buzz with native bee bill appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Special Education in Rural Communities webinar series begins Jan. 26