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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- Texas A&M helps prepare animal health ‘first responders’Jun 11
Vaccine workshop leads veterinarians in foot-and-mouth disease planning The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, IIAD, a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife, and Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, CVMBS, recently hosted a virtual foot-and-mouth disease, FMD, vaccine tabletop exercise. The event helped animal health experts from top beef, dairy and swine... Read More → The post Texas A&M helps prepare animal health ‘first responders’ appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch starts Aug. 16Jun 11
Online program for new landowners, agricultural operations The Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online course is now open for registration. The 12-week program, offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, runs from Aug. 16- Nov. 7. The program cost is $300 and it is limited to the first 100 registrants. Participants should register as soon as... Read More → The post Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch starts Aug. 16 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Managing wildlife damage webinar set July 1Jun 10
Part of the Texas range webinar series The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a webinar, “Integrated Approaches to Managing Wildlife Damage,” at noon on July 1. This is part of the ongoing Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Stewardship Series of webinars. The featured speaker is John Tomeček, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist in the Department of Rangeland,... Read More → The post Managing wildlife damage webinar set July 1 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Youth gardening programs grow great kidsJun 10
Junior Master Gardener lessons inspire learning, respect for nature, service, more There are numerous benefits when youth participate in the Junior Master Gardener Program. Research has shown that outdoor interests, physical activity and good nutrition all yield positive benefits for youth. And research also shows gardening is an excellent way for young people to... Read More → The post Youth gardening programs grow great kids appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Akey set to retire from Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic LaboratoryJun 10
Three decades of service to the veterinary field After 34 years in the veterinary field, Bruce Akey, DVM, director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Bryan-College Station, will retire at the end of June. Akey joined TVMDL in 2014. Since joining the agency, he has played a key role in elevating TVMDL to... Read More → The post Akey set to retire from Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory appeared first on AgriLife Today.
- Texas A&M helps prepare animal health ‘first responders’