Weather stress is making post oaks more susceptible to disease

by Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife

In the lush green landscape of a season with plentiful rain, memories of the record Texas drought of 2011 could fade. But hundreds of calls, emails and tree samples sent to the Texas Plant Diagnostic Lab in College Station tell a different story.

“Since the early spring to late summer, there have been many inquiries as to why post oaks have ‘suddenly’ died,” said Dr. Kevin Ong, director of the lab, which is operated by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Continue reading

Webinar on Worker Protection Standard revisions September 21

The Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a webinar on Wed, Sept 21, 1-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone) designed to update all federal employees, with responsibilities in managing federal lands, on implementation of revisions contained in the new Worker Protection Standard (WPS). The presentation will be one hour, with 30 minutes for questions.

Connection Information:

Call in number: 1-866-299-3188, access code: 703-305-7385#

Webinar link: http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/wps-federal-land-managers/