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Salt Cedar Beetle Damage Widespread After Warm Summer
2012-09-28 09:24:28

Salt cedar along the waterways of the southern and eastern Panhandle is rapidly being defoliated and dying back, and one Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologist believes he knows why. When salt cedar beetles from Uzbekistan were released in 2006 by Dr. Jerry Michels and his entomology crew in parts of Lake Meredith and the Palo Duro Canyon, it was thought they would be more prolific eaters of salt cedar than other beetle species tried before. Salt cedar displaces native vegetation...

2005-06-08 18:11:17

AMARILLO, Texas - Western corn rootworm can chew through as much as $1 billion yearly due to lost production and treatment costs across the corn belt. But two Texas Agricultural Experiment Station entomologists think they can reduce these losses with a new model to predict and better target the pests. The model developed by Dr. Jerry Michels, Experiment Station entomologist in Bushland, and Dr. Marvin Harris, Experiment Station entomologist in College Station, is based on temperature and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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