Growing conditions during the 2020 hay season were not ideal for most producers in East and Central Texas. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Adam Russell)

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When rain comes back to Central and East Texas, fall army worm infestations may develop (or already have) in pastures and hayfields. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s ForageFax provides a link to a fact on management of fall armyworms in pastures and hay and a list of labeled insecticides. … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Aug. 20, 2020

A Texas A&M University graduate student received a research grant to better identify, understand and ultimately mitigate fall armyworm populations in Texas and the Central U.S.

Ashley Tessnow, a doctoral candidate … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Aug. 12, 2020

Rats thrive around households in almost any condition, but a few simple steps can help homeowners avoid contact, infestation and infection from one of the many diseases they might carry.

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Source: AgriLife Today | Aug. 10, 2020

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts want Texans to be aware of a large rise in mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus, especially in Dallas and Tarrant counties…. Read More

Source: Oklahoma State University | Aug. 5, 2020

They look rather prehistoric, and they can make a pretty good smudge mark on a vehicle’s windshield. And oh boy, can they jump and eat.

Fortunately, of the more than … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | July 31, 2020

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has upgraded O.H. Ivie Lake near San Angelo and Grapevine Lake located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, to fully “infested” with invasive … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | July 16, 2020

Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologists have seen an increase in kissing bugs collected in multiple regions of the state this year. The insects carry a parasite that can cause potentially fatal Chagas disease … Read More

Dr. Justin Talley, Oklahoma State University professor and entomologist, has information on horn flies and how now is the time to treat livestock.

Betty Dickson needed help to ID an insect invader when hundreds of little striped bugs were suddenly finding their way into her home and barn. OSU Extension Educator helped to ID the invaders and cautioned about the danger to livestock, especially horses. … Read More