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  1. Texas Psyllid Survey Team helps protect potato productionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    For the past eight years, an AgriLife Research team devoted to tracking psyllid populations throughout the state has been doing its part to make the disease manageable and aid growers in decisions on the farm. Adult potato psyllids are testing positive in the Rio Grande Valley and Pearsall.

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  2. Texas Panhandle wheat escapes severe cold damageRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Most of the Texas Panhandle's wheat will be fine, said Dr. Jackie Rudd, Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeder, and Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist, both in Amarillo. Bent and broken but not down for the count - that is the damage report from Texas A&M AgriLife wheat experts after freezing temperatures, high winds and 4 or more inches of snow blasted the crop over a week ago.

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  3. Cotton varieties eyed in AgriLife Extension trials across Texas High PlainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    "Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a producer can make," she said. "When we talk about cotton in the Panhandle, we are in a growing-degree day limited region, so our AgriLife Extension variety trials provide the opportunity to look at multiple varieties across multiple environments and management scenarios.

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  4. Resistance may be the key to devastating potato diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    The campaign against zebra chip of potato began in South Texas in 2000, and from 2006 to 2008, annual damage caused by the disease in the Rio Grande Valley, Pearsall, West Texas and the High Plains reached into the millions of dollars. The Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathology team in Amarillo has identified some promising germplasm that will help in the battle against the costly zebra chip disease in potatoes.

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  5. Livestock supply points closing down in wildfire areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    "Supplies are still available for people affected by the fires if they need them as we begin clearing those supply points out," Nusser says. "The people who have been helping volunteer at those locations are beginning to go back to school and to work, and we won't have the help available after this week.

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  6. Wildfires burn thousands of acres in Texas PanhandleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    More than 440,00 acres have been burned in the Texas Panhandle, killing thousands of head of livestock, injuring many more and destroying hundreds of miles of fencing. Human fatalities have been reported.

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  7. Here's how to manage sugarcane aphids economicallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Variety selection, early planting and scouting are key factors in economical control of sugarcane aphids for Texas High Plains farmers. Dr. Ada Szczepaniec , AgriLife Research entomologist in Amarillo, has wrapped up her first year of assessing the impact planting dates, insecticide seed treatments and resistant varieties of sorghum have on the timing and severity of sugarcane aphid infestations in a study near Bushland.

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