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.
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents updated leadership appointments of Mark Hussey, Cliff Lamb and Rick Avery. The post Texas A&M Regents approve appointments to Agriculture leadership appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Focus on fencing, Texas laws The first 2022 webinar in the ongoing Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Unit stewardship series will take place online from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 3. Fencing and the Texas laws that go along with it will be the topic presented by Tiffany Lashmet, J.D., AgriLife Extension agriculture... Read More → The post Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management webinar set Feb. 3 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory provides tips, assessments for overwintering livestock Texas winters are infamously fickle. Each year, weather conditions range from mild temperatures with high humidity to record-setting rain, sleet and sometimes snow. Sometimes, Texas livestock experience all of these weather conditions within the same week, presenting them with health challenges. The Texas... Read More → The post Keeping livestock healthy during a Texas winter appeared first on AgriLife Today.
AgriLife Extension providing trainings across state with updates Cotton, corn and soybean producers in 22 Texas counties will be restricted on the use of two popular herbicides this growing season after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency renews registrations. The EPA granted new registrations and labels for Corteva’s Enlist One and Enlist Duo herbicides, but with... Read More → The post New regulations, limits on Enlist herbicide use by farmers appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Texas A&M Forest Service readies firefighting resources due to warm, dry, windy conditions The Texas A&M Forest Service spent Jan. 18 readying firefighting resources in anticipation of an increase in wildfire activity caused by prefrontal weather conditions approaching the state. The fire environment will include elevated to critical fire weather, with above normal temperatures and... Read More → The post Increased wildfire danger anticipated across Texas appeared first on AgriLife Today.