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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sugarcane Aphid Conference


  I hope everyone is recovering from Harvey well. Our extension office is involved in the Rebuild Texas initiative with the Governor's commission, so if you need information on debris cleanup, please check out this pdf.

  In more IPM related news, Dr. Bowling shared some information on the upcoming sugarcane aphid conference in Corpus Christi, which I have included below. I hope you will be able to attend. As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Kate Harrell

Sugarcane Aphid Management Conference/ Webinar
The Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Center in Corpus Christi, TX will be hosting a sugarcane aphid management conference/webinar on September 26, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
This conference will focus on summaries of sugarcane aphid research in south Texas over the past two years including:
  • Sampling
  • Threshold updates
  • Insecticide options
  • Hybrid tolerance
  • Updates on areawide management
Special Invited Guest & Speakers
Dr. Brent Bean, Director of Agronomy for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, will present a sugarcane aphid impact brief across U.S. sorghum production regions. Additional speakers from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Research will highlight local activities, in collaboration with United Sorghum, Texas Grain Sorghum Board, and the USDA ARS Areawide IPM Program.
How to Attend
You can attend the conference at 10345 TX-44, Corpus Christi, or online via webinar. The link for the webinar is https://texasrangeclassroom.adobeconnect.com/coastalbend. Attendees need to type in their name in the guest field and Click on Enter the Room button.  
It is recommended to run a system check prior to participating in the meeting by accessing the following link  https://na3cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm to check the system. It is important to pass Steps 1 thru 3.
Contact your local county extension office or Robert Bowling (Robert.bowling@ag.tamu.edu) or Roxanne Peeples (Roxanne.peeples@ag.tamu.edu) at (361) 265-9201 for more details.

Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Center Corpus Christ location
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Or access the following link for directions:

South Texas Sugarcane Aphid Management Conference/Webinar
Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Center – Corpus Christi, TX
September 26, 2017
  • Lunch for those interested in a round table discussion/review of projects
  • After lunch session with A&M personnel only.