Jewel Arthur

Technician II

Greenhouse Manager

B.S. Agriculture, West Texas A&M Unviersity

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
6500 Amarillo Blvd West
Amarillo, TX 79106
Office: (806) 354-5810

March 2006 – present: Dr. Rush in the Plant Pathology Dept. Texas Agriculture Experiment Station, Bushland, Texas.
Zebra Chip Pathogen & Vector Study
Sugarbeet Virorolgy Project
Ipomoea Sp. Study
Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Project
Cotton Root Rot Project
Vegetable Seed Increase Project

Research Interests
Jewel Arthur’s role is to coordinate owrk with rewsearchers’ projects in the greenhouse.  She makes adjustments for temperature, insects or other major issues.  She supervises and trains student workers on how to mix soil, plant seed, pull weeds, spray insects, sampling and processing of samples, and proper lab techniques/safety.  She also maintains equipment, fabricates and paints soil bins, and maintains growth chambers.

Recent Publications

Price, J. A., Workneh, F., Evett, S., Jones, D. C., Arthur, J. and Rush, C. M. 2010. Effects of Wheat streak mosaic virus on root development and water use efficiency of winter wheat. Plant Disease 94:766-770.

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