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ISSUE DATE: 07/05/2010

Wheat breeders consider new pathogens in breeding resistance

By Jennifer M. Latzke

The reports started trickling into Texas AgriLife Extension offices in March and April. Farmers were seeing signs of stripe rust attacking their wheat fields in eastern and northern Texas. Considering the cooler and wetter winter and early spring in most parts of the state, plant pathologists and wheat breeders expected some sort of rust attack.

But, they didn't expect to see it in wheat varieties previously thought to be resistant to stripe rust.

Ron French, Ph.D., a Texas AgriLife Extension Service state small grains pathology specialist from Amarillo, explained this could be a potential new race of stripe rust. Only characterization studies of this rust by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service wheat genetics laboratory in Washington will show if it is indeed a new race.


NEWS

Acuff, Harris appointed to national food safety committees
Extension has disaster info for Texans
FAPC to host Social Media Training
FSA county committee nominations open
Graduates in ag and related fields see improved job prospects
Grange president visits Kansas on national tour
Johnson County landowners conserve historical ag lands
Kansas Ag and Rural Leadership Program gets boost
K-State 2010 Risk and Profit Conference set
Map identifies broadband needs across Texas
Neb. counties designated as disaster areas
USDA announces funding for ag producers, cooperatives
USDA names TAMU professor to national committee

CROPS

2011 High Plains No-Till Conference dates set
Checking conditions of stored grain can prevent problems
Colo. leaders praise CRP program addition
Colorado Wheat invests $387,000 in research
Communities mourn after fatal elevator collapse
Corn anthracnose showing up in area fields
Farmers replant sugar beets nipped by frost
Field day will focus on weed, insect, and plant disease management
Finally finished in Floydada, Texas
Finishing up in Hooker
Foliage disease management depends on stage of corn development
Grazing cattle compact wheat ground
Harvest tour leads to Beloit farm family
KSU Department of Grain Science announces lecture presenters
New estimates change recommended planting dates, seeding rates for corn
No serious diseases spotted, but billbug damage found in Missouri corn
No-till farming improves soil stability
NRCS names summer student employees
Nutrients play vital role in plant growth
Planting decisions make difference for Kansas wheat producers
Prepare for Ford County Fair Market Wheat Show
Small grains forage field day set July 22
Southern rust hits corn in Phillips, Woodruff counties
Stripe rust reported in southeast Colorado
Study: Biotech allows U.S. soybean farmers to be more sustainable
Treat for bagworms between summer holidays
Wheat breeders consider new pathogens in breeding resistance
Winter Canola Conference set for July 20 in Enid
Wrapping up in Pratt, Kan.; heading to Scott City

LIVESTOCK

Cattle on feed numbers released
Hog and pig inventory numbers released
Kansas Cattlemen want to protect U.S. livestock herd, beef supply
Kansas Livestock Association expands to Scott City
Kansas nominees sweep BIF producer awards
K-State Beef Conference to focus on value optimization
MU beef reproduction scientists offer online lesson plans to ag teachers
Richest wild horse competition in history comes to Fort Worth
Tying the Matthew Walker knot

EDITOR

An unlikely meeting
The passing of a true statesman
The summer school of higher learning

COLUMNS

A developing world
Just a scoop full
New grain bag offers flexibility
The AB Positive Cafe
The fight for independence again
Treatment approved for BRD associated with Mycoplasma Bovis

MARKETS

Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Conditions help wheat mature rapidly
Corn, wheat close lower, while soybeans higher
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dry conditions allow northern farmers to get back into fields
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Excessive rain taking toll
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market summary
Hay trade moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Hot and dry across Oklahoma
Joplin regional auction report
McAlester Union livestock market report
Most hay movement steady in trading area
Much-needed sunshine aids in drying fields, crop development
Newell sheep sales report
No precipitation helps wheat crop progress
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Recent rains delay wheat harvest in some areas, others near complete
South Central direct sheep sale
Springfield livestock auction report
Springfield livestock auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warm, dry weather dominate across Wyoming
Warmer temps, drier conditions allow fields to dry
Weather allows for nearly a full week of fieldwork
Weather impacts ag
West Plains regional cattle sales
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Groups announce Sublette Co. land-protection deal
Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council to hold annual meeting in July
Practical Grazing Management Workshop will be in Akron
Range management school will focus on shaping public perceptions

FAMILY

Bagworm infestations have negative impact on Oklahoma's trees
Colo. Master Farm Homemaker Guild accepting nominations
Home invading insects are mostly harmless
Kansas Butterfly Count seeks volunteers
Lawrence has an abundance of space
Married to a helpless man
Meditation for 7-5-10
NMSU stepping up in lavender varieties research
Rainwater harvesting camp will provide hands-on training
Selling at farmers market can yield profit for growers
Summer heat, dry spells don't have to halt gardening
Take stuffiness out of breakfast stuff
Time-saving secret for busy cooks
Tomato leaves rolling, curling
USDA agencies plant 'People's Gardens' in Nebraska
Year looks good for Texas peach crop

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