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.
Horticultural educational, service opportunities and ‘Texas Superstar’ selections featured This year, Texas A&M AgriLife further expanded its educational, service and outreach presence at the Texas Nursery and Landscaping Association’s Nursery/Landscape Expo in San Antonio. “This expo is where buyers and sellers from the green industry come together to meet face-to-face, discover new trends and... Read More → The post Texas A&M AgriLife expands offerings at nursery/landscaping expo appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Laboratory provides livestock diet, fecal analysis To better utilize technology and cross-discipline expertise in servicing the needs of ranchers across Texas, the Grazingland Animal Nutrition, GAN, Laboratory is relocating from Temple to the main campus of Texas A&M University in Bryan-College Station. Doug Tolleson, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research range management specialist currently in Sonora,... Read More → The post Grazingland Animal Nutrition Laboratory relocates to Texas A&M campus appeared first on AgriLife Today.
First Detector program teaches how to recognize plant health issues The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Master Gardeners will present Protecting Plants: Being a First Detector in Texas webinar Aug. 30. The meeting will be held on the Zoom meeting platform and be held from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free but preregistration by Aug.... Read More → The post Texas Master Gardener plant detector webinar set Aug. 30 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Registration deadline Aug. 19 Texas A&M AgriLife and the Beef Reproduction Task Force will present the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Conference Aug. 30-31 at the Westin San Antonio Riverwalk, 420 S. Market St., San Antonio. Participants must register by Aug. 19 at https://tx.ag/BeefCattleRepro. The cost is $300, students are $200. The Beef Reproduction... Read More → The post Beef reproductive management conference Aug. 30-31 in San Antonio appeared first on AgriLife Today.
Focus on impact to watersheds, hog control The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership will offer a free feral hog management event Aug. 25 in Seguin. Event partners are the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. The event will be from 9 a.m.... Read More → The post Feral Hog management program set Aug. 25 in Seguin appeared first on AgriLife Today.