Diverse cucurbit vegetables (e. g., watermelon, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, and melon) are produced across all growing regions of Texas. However, diseases caused by viruses can be major limiting factors to their sustainable and profitable production. There are two major types of cucurbit virus diseases (based on foliar symptoms): mosaics and yellowing diseases. Cucurbit varieties resistant to yellowing viruses are also currently lacking, as some of the yellowing viruses have only recently emerged. This publication covers symptoms, casual viruses, and yellowing viruses present in Texas cucurbit fields. (2 pages)
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This online course covers the types of butterflies in Texas and how to attract them. Homeowners or garden enthusiasts will learn to invite new fluttery friends to the neighborhood.
Do you know how to apply IPM principles to your school garden as required by Texas state law? After this course, learners will know how IPM principles apply to school gardens, differentiate between harmful and beneficial insects, and more. District School IPM Coordinators can use this module as part of their education plan.
Prepare to take the Private Pesticide Applicator Exam administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture with this course designed for pesticide applicators in Texas. Private pesticide applicators use or supervise the use of restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or herbicides to produce an agricultural commodity.
Do you know what to do if you have a bat encounter in your building? Bats are a high-risk animal group for transmitting rabies. Participants will learn the principles behind preventing or excluding colony establishment within buildings.