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.
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- AgriLife Research trials guide ornamental productionJul 01
Annual East Texas Horticulture Field Day opens trials to the public Vaughn Fletcher has spent more than three decades in the horticulture industry. He believes field trials like those performed by Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Overton are critical to help growers make informed decisions about the ornamental plants they produce for public consumption. On June... Read More → The post AgriLife Research trials guide ornamental production appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for July 8Jul 01
Free hybrid program in Hallettsville will address optimal irrigation, soil sampling Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training on July 8 for Jackson and Lavaca counties. The free event will be a hybrid in-person and Zoom online event offered from 8:30... Read More → The post Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for July 8 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Independence Day heightens wildfire riskJul 01
Texas A&M Forest Service encourages safety, caution during Fourth of July weekend As Texans make plans to celebrate the Fourth of July with picnics, grilling, camping and fireworks, Texas A&M Forest Service asks everyone to be careful with any outdoor activity that may cause a spark. Approximately 90% of wildfires are caused by humans and... Read More → The post Independence Day heightens wildfire risk appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Our Turn to Ranch online course starts Aug. 15Jul 01
Generation Next program for new agricultural operations The Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online course is now open for registration. The 12-week program is offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and runs from Aug. 15- Nov. 6. Our Turn to Ranch is an online school in which participants work toward developing a business plan with... Read More → The post Our Turn to Ranch online course starts Aug. 15 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Texas A&M AgriLife announces leadership transitions in Lubbock, WeslacoJul 01
Dever, Jifon named to roles at Research and Extension Centers Texas A&M AgriLife announced leadership transitions at two of its centers that are effective July 1. Jane Dever, Ph.D., a Texas A&M AgriLife Research cotton breeder, has been named associate director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock. Dever will assist... Read More → The post Texas A&M AgriLife announces leadership transitions in Lubbock, Weslaco appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- AgriLife Research trials guide ornamental production