AgriLife Extension Entomology
We are located throughout the State and can provide advice on control of urban, structural, landscape, garden, veterinary and agricultural pests, and pests that are threats to human health. Our information is backed by science and research at Texas A&M and other universities and is made practical and relevant by Extension Entomologists, educators or agents who work in each county, right where you live.
What Are Our Extension Entomologists Saying?
- RACE Trial ResultsHowdy all, The cotton variety test results are available, feel free to check them out here. Kate [...] read morePublished on 2018-12-07By Kate Harrell
- 2018 Holiday Gift Wish ListIt's that time of year again! Do you have an arthropod lover in your family? If so, then here are some great gift ideas!Metal "beetle" art piece by Paul Sumner.First up is an art piece that I find utterly charming. The artist is Paul Sumner and you can find his work here. I think that he calls his pieces beetles, [...] read morePublished on 2018-12-07By Wizzie Brown
- Updates on Bt corn for caterpillars and rootwormsDr. Pat Porter has recently post two excellent articles to "Focus on Entomology"about Bt traits in corn. One article titled " Good News: Some Single Toxin Bt Corn Being Withdrawn from the Market" was posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. He provides a good summary for why seed companies are withdrawing corn hybrids with a single Bt toxin and the [...] read morePublished on 2018-11-19By Ed Bynum, PhD
- Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection and 5 Hour CEU eventHowdy, Please check out our upcoming programs below. [...] read morePublished on 2018-11-15By Kate Harrell
- November ProgramsHowdy everyone, We have two programs coming up soon, a Cotton and Grain Risk Management and Marketing Workshop in Jackson county, and the Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection in Wharton county. Check out our flyers below for more information on these events. [...] read morePublished on 2018-11-08By Kate Harrell
- Insecticidal Virus Products for Pest Control: What are the Latest FactsThe arsenal of insecticides and acaricides that we have to select from for controlling arthropod pests is extremely important. Our arsenal may be limited due to cost of the product, which pesticide class will be effective, pests developing resistance, and the impact of a pesticide on beneficial populations or possible flaring of other pests. Therefore, we are always looking for [...] read morePublished on 2018-11-07By Ed Bynum, PhD
- Stalk Destruction and Section 18Howdy all, I wanted to keep everyone up to date on a couple of things our office recieved updates on in the last two days. First, the cotton stalk destruction deadline for our zone has been extended to November 17. TDA Blanket Extension of Cotton Stalk Destruction Deadline for Pest Management Zone 3 The Texas Department of Agriculture has [...] read morePublished on 2018-11-01By Kate Harrell
- Rain and imported fire antsSo last time I posted about rain and mosquitoes. I thought I needed to follow up that post with one on rain and imported fire ants, especially since it's still raining.I've been getting a fair number of inquiries about imported fire ants as of late. There are usually two categories of questions that I've been fielding:1. What happens to fire [...] read morePublished on 2018-10-19By Wizzie Brown
- South Texas Farm & Ranch Show – October 24-25The South Texas Farm and Ranch Show will be held October 24 & 25 at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest management tactics for agriculture production on the farm and ranch. A special session Wednesday from 7-10 am will be held to discuss insect resistance to Bt crops and [...] read morePublished on 2018-10-19By Stephen Biles