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Distinguishing Diseases from Chemical Injury in Soybean

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Tennessee

Soybean diseases and chemical injury can be difficult to correctly diagnose in the field. Some general information about diseases in soybean and common chemical injury follow to help distinguish between the two. Continue reading

AgriLife Extension experts team up for Earth-Kind turfgrass trials in North Texas

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

A team of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts has initiated the first research trials on ornamental turfgrass varieties applying Earth-Kind landscaping principles, which emphasize environmental responsibility through water conservation and limited chemical inputs.

The trials, which will be conducted over a period of several years, will take place at Myer’s Park and Event Center, a 158-acre site near McKinney. The park is also the site for several Earth-Kind research and demonstration gardens where trials are being conducted on perennials, annuals, herbs, shrubs, grapes, crape myrtle and vegetables. Continue reading