Grain and vegetable crops are produced in the Texas High Plains and face old and new disease problems. Extension programs include agent training, coordination with grower/producers groups, plant disease fact sheets, as well as plant disease control and management options based on field trials and experiments. Applied research involves characterizing plant pathogens and the diseases they cause in order to implement management practices. The plant diagnostic lab component determines causal agents of diseased plants in a timely and efficient manner so that management options can be implemented as soon as possible.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
- Texas A&M researchers to develop climate-smart sorghumJul 19
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M researchers believe the development of climate-smart crops is the key to improving nitrogen-use efficiency and reducing fertilizer nitrogen loss in agricultural fields. The crops would have the ability to suppress soil nitrification and have reduced nitrogen emissions, said Dr. Nithya Rajan, Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop physiologist and principal investigator […] The post Texas A&M researchers to develop climate-smart sorghum appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Texas A&M to bridge rural/urban divide with food, agriculture scienceJul 18
COLLEGE STATION - About a thousand new faces show up in Texas every day, moving into the Metroplex, Austin, San Antonio and Houston, and they have little to no connection to the state’s agriculture-based culture and economy. Dr. Patrick Stover, Texas A&M AgriLife vice chancellor, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and […] The post Texas A&M to bridge rural/urban divide with food, agriculture science appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Legislation, science bode well for future of oyster aquaculture in TexasJul 18
CORPUS CHRISTI – At the intersection of legislation and science, a new opportunity for an ecologically and economically sustainable oyster aquaculture industry is being spawned on the Texas Gulf Coast. For years, Dr. Joe Fox, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist with a joint appointment at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi through the Harte Research Institute, […] The post Legislation, science bode well for future of oyster aquaculture in Texas appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- New AgriLife Research peanut program leader in StephenvilleJul 18
STEPHENVILLE — Dr. John Cason has been named Texas A&M AgriLife Research assistant professor for peanut breeding and genetics in Stephenville, where he will supervise the AgriLife Research and Extension Center’s peanut program. Cason holds a doctorate from Texas A&M University in plant breeding, and he brings more than 20 years’ experience in breeding and […] The post New AgriLife Research peanut program leader in Stephenville appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- AgriLife Extension offers August, September QuickBooks training in Amarillo, LubbockJul 18
AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Panhandle District QuickBooks Pro Desktop Short Courses on Aug. 21-22 in Amarillo and Sept. 11-12 in Lubbock. The two-day trainings will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the respective Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers, located at 6500 W. Amarillo […] The post AgriLife Extension offers August, September QuickBooks training in Amarillo, Lubbock appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Texas A&M researchers to develop climate-smart sorghum