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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- MRIs on crop roots open new doors for agricultureJul 28
Scientists examine plant roots to make improvements, enhance water-use efficiency A team of scientists led by Texas A&M AgriLife is taking a page from the medical imaging world and using MRI to examine crop roots in a quest to develop crops with stronger and deeper root systems. The team from Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Harvard... Read More → The post MRIs on crop roots open new doors for agriculture appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Save our pollinators, save our worldJul 28
About 75% of plants and most agricultural crops rely on animal, insect pollination Pollinators serve a great purpose in the agriculture world. Without them, humans and animals would have little to no food at all. Texas A&M AgriLife researcher Juliana Rangel, Ph.D., director of the Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab and associate professor of apiculture in the Texas A&M... Read More → The post Save our pollinators, save our world appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Online fall herbicide application, calibration training Aug. 12Jul 28
Also includes picolinic acid chemistry training The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer online training Aug. 12 for landowners wanting information on fall herbicide application and sprayer calibration. The training, which will be led by Bob Lyons, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension range specialist, Uvalde, will be from noon to 2 p.m. on the Microsoft Teams... Read More → The post Online fall herbicide application, calibration training Aug. 12 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Peaches workshop set July 30 in San AngeloJul 27
Planting, growing, canning, preserving to be discussed The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold an event dedicated to everything peaches on July 30 in San Angelo. The cost is $30 for the event, which will run from 1-5 p.m. at the Tom Green County 4-H Center, 3168 N. U.S. Hwy 67. Registration is... Read More → The post Peaches workshop set July 30 in San Angelo appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Report looks at potential impact of inheritance legislation on family farmsJul 27
Agricultural and Food Policy Center report anayzes five possible scenarios A new report by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University, AFPC, in the Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences analyzes how some legislative proposals about how inheritance and estate taxes are treated may impact agricultural... Read More → The post Report looks at potential impact of inheritance legislation on family farms appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- MRIs on crop roots open new doors for agriculture