AgriLife Extension Entomology
We are located throughout the State and can provide advice on control of urban, structural, landscape, garden, veterinary and agricultural pests, and pests that are threats to human health. Our information is backed by science and research at Texas A&M and other universities and is made practical and relevant by Extension Entomologists, educators or agents who work in each county, right where you live.
What Are Our Extension Entomologists Saying?
- April 16th Web-Based Vector CEU classThere is still plenty of room available to attend the upcoming 5 hrs. web-based CEU class scheduled for April 16th. If you have time to be on, I would recommend it. Only the Houston CEU class is a guarantee for this year, and even that may have another date change depending on how COVID-19 goes. All other classes, if [...] read moreSource: Sonja SwigerPublished on 2020-04-131 month ago
- Thrips, Aphids, Spidermites, and WindHowdy, This planting season on the gulf coast has ranged from a little dry to fantastic so far. Hopefully we'll catch a few rains where we need them and get everyone off to a good start. It's been windy, and I've seen cotton with damaged stalks and leaves from the wind, as well as some stand reduction. This year [...] read moreSource: Upper Coast IPMPublished on 2020-04-11By Kate Crumley1 month ago
- Early Season Cotton PestsEarly season scouting of cotton pests for insect pests should be done as the crop emerges. Primary insect pests include Thrips and Aphids. Click the picture below to open a short 2 1/2 minute video on how I scout seedling cotton. More videos like this are in development as we move through the crop season. If you have suggestions [...] read moreSource: Mid-Coast IPMPublished on 2020-04-07By Stephen Biles2 months ago
- Native Pollinator and Pollinator Planting Webinar SeriesSpring is sprung and the bees and butterflies are getting busy! If you have an interest in the pollinators in your landscape, we hope you can join us for a Webinar Series on Native Pollinators and Planting for Pollinators! Hosted by Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Entomologist, Molly Keck and Horticulturist, David Rodriguez. Learn what pollinators are common in your landscape [...] read moreSource: Molly KeckPublished on 2020-04-06By Molly Keck2 months ago
- Vector CEU ClassesHi All,Just wanted to reach out to everyone in regards to the CEU classes that were scheduled for March, April & early May.In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, all face-to-face meetings were cancelled for March, April and before May 15th. We at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension have been instructed that the no face-to-face ordinance will be until MAY 4th and recommended [...] read moreSource: Sonja SwigerPublished on 2020-04-032 months ago
- Unique Production Season AheadWhen I first moved down to Port Lavaca, at a crop tour, growers were talking how much experience they had farming. One replied he had “1 year experience, 40 times.” I think there is a lot of truth to that statement. It seems each year presents it’s own production challenges. So how is 2020 different from other years? There are [...] read moreSource: Mid-Coast IPMPublished on 2020-04-03By Stephen Biles2 months ago
- How to maintain and get your TDA Pesticide CEUs during COVID19 Lockdown?One of the many things that is not allowed during the COVID19 lockdown is face-to-face meetings and this includes the many pesticide CEU classes Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides year round.Spring is an essential time for Vector Control to achieve their CEU credits before a potentially busy mosquito season. Luckily TDA has made several adjustments to help everyone out this [...] read moreSource: Sonja SwigerPublished on 2020-04-012 months ago
- Can Mosquitoes carry COVID-19Short answer – NO!! Mosquitoes are NOT carriers for COVID19.There is no known proof that mosquitoes can vector COVID-19. A recent article from TAMU experts – https://agrilifetoday.tamu.edu/2020/03/20/can-ticks-and-mosquitoes-transmit-the-coronavirus/From the WHO – World Health OrganizationThe new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes. [...] read moreSource: Sonja SwigerPublished on 2020-03-302 months ago
- Auxin Training OnlineSource: Mid-Coast IPMPublished on 2020-03-28By Stephen Biles2 months ago