Category Archives: September 2018

Wheat Variety Grain Picks for Texas—2018-2019

by Dr. Clark Neely, State Small Grains Extension Specialist, TAMU Soil & Crop Sciences, College Station, (979) 862-1412,;  Dr. Calvin Trostle, Extension Agronomy, TAMU Soil & Crop Sciences, Lubbock, (806) 723-8432, Texas A&M AgriLife staff in College Station, Amarillo, Vernon and Lubbock have designated our annual wheat grain variety “Picks” for the 2018-2019 season for four distinct variety testing regions of Texas.  These are the High Plains, Rolling Plains (Chillicothe/Vernon region in the north to south of Abilene), Blacklands & Northeast Texas, and South Texas. Continuing… Read More →

Limiting the Spread of Fusarium Wilt Race 4, a New Disease of Cotton in Texas

by Dr. Tom Isakeit, Extension Plant Pathologist and Dr. Gaylon Morgan, Extension Cotton Agronomist During the summer of 2017, a new race of the Fusarium wilt fungus (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum)  infecting cotton was confirmed in many fields in El Paso and Hudspeth counties.  This particular variant is known as “race 4” (FOV4).  Previously, FOV4 was limited to the San Joaquin Valley of California.  With plant pathogens, a race is defined as the ability to cause, or not cause disease, in particular varieties of the host plant. … Read More →