Dr. Charlie Rush – Plant Pathology Program Director Dr. Fekede Workneh – Ecology and epidemiology of plant diseases
Don Henne – Insect vector ecology and spatial statistics
An emerging disease of potato is threatening the United States potato industry. This disease has been named “zebra chip disease”, owing to characteristic damage seen in tubers that is amplified when tubers are fried for potato chips. These chips take on characteristic dark brown radiating striped patterns, hence the name “zebra chip”. However, this disease is not exclusive to chipping potatoes and all varieties are susceptible. Read More.
AgriLife Extension program welcomes more than 1,170 participants virtually More than 1,170 attendees tuned in virtually to the annual meeting hosted by the Texas Master Naturalist Program on Oct. 14-17 to learn about a variety of topics relating to nature, natural resource management and conservation. The Texas Master Naturalist Program, co-sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife... Read More → The post Texas Master Naturalist attracts record attendance to 2020 meeting appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Texas A&M Forest Service urges Texans to use caution outdoors With hunting season underway, many hunters and campers across the state are headed to the wild outdoors. However, this greater movement of people into wildland areas increases the potential for human-caused wildfires to start. People and their activities cause more than 90% of wildfires in... Read More → The post Prevent wildfires during hunting season appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 27, 2020 Cool-season crops in the Rio Grande Valley are off to a good start after plantings were delayed by rain, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Producers in the Rio Grande Valley have been busy playing catch-up on planting cool-season crops including onions, leafy greens,... Read More → The post Cool-season crop planting ramps up in South Texas appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Student strides to make entomology, STEM more inclusive Jocelyn Holt, a doctorate candidate in the Department of Entomology of Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, understands it is easier to win a battle when you know what weapons your enemies have in their arsenal. Following that line of thinking, Holt envisions a... Read More → The post Aggie awarded grant for sugarcane aphid research appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Texas A&M AgriLife, Nebraska wheat breeders work to maximize crop’s potential One researcher is in Texas. One is in Nebraska. Together, they are striving to launch the hybridized wheat industry. Hybridization is the cross breeding of two genetically different varieties or species. And much like what has been accomplished in cotton and corn, hybridizing wheat... Read More → The post Hybridized wheat: 7 years in the making appeared first on AgriLife Today.