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Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sugarcane Aphid Update - Arrival on High Plains

It was reported today that the sugarcane aphid, SCA, was found in small, isolated colonies in northern Lamb county and also southern Castro county.

We haven't found SCA in Lubbock or Crosby county yet, although I suspect it is here in small numbers.

Read more about the SCA and IPM strategies in this special edition newsletter.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Southern High Plains IPM Newsletter, Jun 15

Here is the newsletter for June 15.

Any questions or comments, feel free to get in touch with me at katelyn.kesheimer@ag.tamu.edu.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Southern High Plains IPM Newsletter, Jun 1

Here is the first newsletter for June! 

If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, just let me know and I will be glad to add you to the list.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Southern High Plains IPM Newsletter, May 4

Here is the latest IPM newsletter.

If you have any questions or would like to receive the newsletter via email, please feel free to contact me. 

Pecan IPM Newsletter, May 2

Bill Ree, Extension Program Specialist out of College Station, writes a Pecan IPM Newsletter that contains great information on pest management, upcoming meetings, and anything else related to Texas pecans.

Read this month's newsletter here. Thanks, Bill!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mosquito Vector Workshop in Lubbock, May 8

Warmer weather means the potential for mosquitoes! This may be cause for alarm as a recent study by the CDC shows that diseases from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas have tripled over the last decade. Increasing temperatures may be one of the main reasons behind this jump. For example, higher temperatures allow ticks to move into new areas and mosquitoes to breed faster.

Learn more about mosquito biology, illnesses transmitted by mosquitoes and what you can do to protect yourself at this year's Mosquito Vector Workshop in Lubbock on May 8. It starts at 8:00am at the Agrilife Research and Education Center in Lubbock and will offer 5 CEUs.

Topics include:

  • Mosquito ID and biology
  • Mosquito-borne diseases
  • Laws and regulations update
  • Integrated mosquito management
  • Pesticide chemistry


Full flyer and registration information found here

Monday, April 30, 2018

Spanish and English Auxin Trainings this Week in Lubbock

If you plan on using auxin herbicides this year and still need the training, I am holding 2 more trainings this week.

Tuesday, May 1 Spanish version. Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office, Lubbock
County, 916 Main Street, Suite 401, Lubbock. 10 - 11am.

Wednesday, May 2. Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office, Lubbock County,
916 Main Street, Suite 401, Lubbock. 10 - 11am.

They are 1 hour and have NO registration fee. They will provide 1 TDA continuing education unit (CEU) on laws and regulations.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Auxin training tomorrow, Apr 24, in Lubbock

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension is conducting auxin herbicide training (English language) tomorrow, April 24th, at 10:00am. It will take place at the Lubbock County Extension office, 916 Main Street, Suite 401. 

It will last 1 hour and have NO registration fee. It provides 1 TDA continuing education unit (CEU) on laws and regulations. 

*The next training will be Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00am and will be conducted in Spanish. 

Any questions please call the Lubbock County Extension office at 806-775-1740.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Wheat Freeze Injury?

Dr. Calvin Trostle, agronomist with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, is hosting a Wheat Freeze Injury Assessment Clinic next Thursday, April 26. It will be at 9:00am at Attebury Grain in Tulia, 1205 NW 5th St.

Bring your samples if you would like some help assessing damage, or have questions about this year's wheat!

Additionally, resources for assessing damage can be found here. Look on the right side of the page and there are several helpful links.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Stored Grain Pest Workshop - Friday, April 27 in Lubbock

Next Friday, April 27, 2018 is the annual Lubbock County Stored Grain Pest Workshop hosted by Great Plains Chemicals and Fumigation Services in cooperation with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension service.

Topics covered include: preparing for your inspections, weed and insect control, fumonisin, and fumigants.

The meeting will take place at the KoKo Palace, 5201 Ave Q in Lubbock, TX. There is a $20 registration fee that includes lunch. Five (5) Agricultural CEUs will be offered (1 Laws and Regs, 2 IPM, and 2 General) as well as 1 Structural CEU (1 Weed Control).

To attend the workshop, please pre-register by Wednesday, April 25, 2018. You can pre-register online here or email eric@meersco.com or call 806-745-3737.

Here is a full agenda with speakers and presentations.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Auxin Training in Lubbock Tomorrow, Mar 20, Cancelled

The Auxin training originally scheduled for tomorrow, March 20, in Lubbock has been cancelled.

There will still be another training session in Lubbock on Thursday, April 12 at the Agrilife Research and Extension Center, in addition to the others on the High Plains.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

IPM Survey

Please help me gather some information on agricultural practices in the area so I can better serve growers in the Southern High Plains. This survey will only take about 2 minutes of your time.

Click here to take the short survey.

Thank you!
Katelyn

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Upcoming Auxin Trainings

Below are the mandatory auxin trainings that are being offered in the north region in February, March and April. Each will last 1 hour.

If you plan on applying Dicamba-based products, you MUST attend one of these trainings. They are each 1 CEU, do not require advance registration, and are offered free of charge.

Feb. 5 Sudan Coop Meeting, Sudan Community Center 11:00a – Kerry Siders
Feb 6 Sandyland Conference, Seminole 8a – Terry Millican
Feb 6 Wilber Ellis Meeting, Hereford Noon – Rick Auckerman
Feb. 7 Attebury Grain Tulia 11:30a – John Villalba
Feb. 7 Ochiltree County Expo Center 8:30a – Scott Strawn
Feb. 7 Woman’s Building, Lamesa 9:00a – Gary Roschetzky
Feb. 7 Woman’s Building, Lamesa 10:30a – Gary Roschetzky
Feb. 8 Woman’s Building, Lamesa 9:00a – Gary Roschetzky
Feb. 8 Woman’s Building, Lamesa 10:30a – Gary Roschetzky
Feb. 8 Western Equipment, Wellington Noon – Kenny Patterson
Feb. 9 AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Amarillo 8:30a – Jourdan Bell
Feb 12 AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock 10a – Pete Dotray
Feb 13 Lubbock County Extension Office, Lubbock 10a – Katelyn Kesheimer
Feb. 15 Castro County Crop Conference, Dimmitt 8:00a – Craig Campbell
Feb. 16 Gray County Extension Office, Pampa 9:00a –Mike Jeffcoat

Feb 20 Terry County Extension Office, Brownfield noon – Tyler Mays
Feb 21 Littlefield Show Barn 1p – Kerry Siders
Feb 26 Cochran County Extension Office, Morton 10a – Kerry Siders
March 21 Hockley County Extension Office, Leveland 1p – Kerry Siders
March 22 Cochran County Extension Office, Morton 10a – Kerry Siders
Feb 21 Hockley County Extension Office, Levelland 9a – Kerry Siders
Feb 27 Lubbock County Extension Office, Lubbock 10a – Katelyn Kesheimer
Feb 27 Yoakum County Extension Office, Plains noon – Tyler May
Feb 27 Mitchell County Coop, Colorado City noon – Zach Wilcox
Feb 28 Lynn County English Version WPS, BE Implement, Tahoka 10:00a – Wade Howard
Feb 28 Lynn County English Version Auxin, BE Implement, Tahoka 11:00a – Wade Howard
Feb 28 Lynn County Spanish Version WPS, BE Implement, Tahoka 12:30p – Wade Howard
Feb 28 Lynn County Spanish Version Auxin, BE Implement, Tahoka 1:30p – Wade Howard
March 6 Lipscomb County – JR Sprague
March 8 AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock 10a – Pete Dotray
March 9 AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Amarillo 8:30a – Jourdan Bell
March 13 Lubbock County Extension Office, Lubbock 10a – Katelyn Kesheimer
March 20 Lubbock County Extension Office, Lubbock 10a – Katelyn Kesheimer
March 20 Terry County Extension Office, Brownfield noon - Tyler Mays
March 21 Yoakum County Extension Office, Plains noon – Tyler May
March 21 Littlefield Show Barn 9a – Kerry Siders
April 3 Ochiltree County Expo Center, Perryton 8:30a – Scott Strawn
April 4 SE Rolling Plains Ag Conference, Snyder 8a – Greg Gruben
April 10 Terry County Extension Office, Brownfield noon – Tyler Mays
April 11 Yoakum County Extension Office, Plains noon – Tyler May

April 12 AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock 10a – Pete Dotray

New Cotton Insect Management Guide Available

Texas A&M Agrilife cotton entomologist Dr. Suhas Vyavhare has updated the cotton insect management guide and it is now available! 

It is full of useful information, such as Bt cotton, scouting tips, early-, mid-, and late-season pests, beneficial arthropods, and insecticide recommendations. It also contains great pictures for easy identification of pests.


Thanks to Suhas and everyone else who worked on this guide. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Managing Economic Risks Conference Jan 23 at Cagle's Steaks in Lubbock

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service is hosting Seeking Solutions: Managing Economic Risks next week, January 23rd at Cagle's Steaks & BBQ in Lubbock.

A total of 3 CEUs will be offered at the meeting, as well as 1 CEU for the mandatory auxin training (if you are using auxin herbicides this year, you NEED this training - read more here about dates in Lubbock).

Please pre-register by calling the Crosby County Extension Office at 806-675-2347.

Cost is $30 at the door and includes lunch.

For more information, check out the flyer here and agenda with complete list of topics and speakers.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2017 Southern High Plains RACE Trial Data Available!

Data from the 2017 RACE trials on the Southern High Plains of Texas are now available. Thanks to Drs. Seth Byrd and Jourdan Bell for putting this together, and also to everyone who helped work on the trials.

You can find the report here.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Southern High Plains IPM Newsletter, Jan 8

Here is the first newsletter of 2018! 

Included are dates for mandatory auxin trainings in Lubbock, as well as pesticide applicator trainings.

If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, just let me know.