Category Archives: November 2019

Another Update on Industrial Hemp for Texas

Dr. Calvin Trostle, Extension Agronomy, TAMU Soil & Crop Sciences, Lubbock, TX (806) 723-8432, October 31, 2019 On Tuesday, October 29 USDA released their interim rules which Texas and other states will now use in crafting their state-specific guidelines for hemp production. I have not read the document yet (161 pages), but it is available at then click on “Hemp Production Webpage.” There you will find a link to read or download “Interim Final Rule” in PDF. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ag law specialist Tiffany Dowell-Lashmet,… Read More →

Dodder Identification in the Texas Panhandle

Jourdan M. Bell, Agronomist, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension – Amarillo Peter Dotray, Weed Scientist, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension – Lubbock Scott Nolte, Weed Scientist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – College Station Muthu Bagavathiannan, Weed Scientist, Texas A&M AgriLife Research – College Station Dodder (Cuscuta sp.), also commonly known as cuscuta, is a parasitic, leafless, annual weedy vine that is becoming more common across the Texas Panhandle. Dodder has many nicknames, like love vine, witches shoelaces, hairweed, and devilguts. Dodder resembles spaghetti. The vine color… Read More →