Kay Ledbetter is an associate editor/communication specialist for Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Amarillo & Vernon. She worked 23 years at the Amarillo Globe-News as a general assignments reporter, farm and ranch reporter and editor, and assistant regional editor before joining the Texas A&M System in 2005. She earned a bachelor of science degree at West Texas State University in Canyon. She is responsible for writing news releases and feature articles from science-based information generated or provided by Research & Extension faculty at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo and at Vernon.

AgriLife Extension to host pesticide applicator continuing education course in Canyon

CANYON – A continuing education workshop for pesticide applicator license holders will be offered Oct. 25 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Randall County at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road in Canyon. The training will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and feature virtual speakers from across the state. “The […]

Aggie Turfgrass program, field day highlights latest green industry technology

COLLEGE STATION – Topics ranging from management of sand-capping systems on golf courses to turfgrass cultivars of the future attracted more than 150 people to the Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day on Oct. 11 in College Station. The event was hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

High Plains, Rolling Plains cotton seeing premature defoliation

AMARILLO – Cotton fields in the High Plains and Rolling Plains of Texas are experiencing browning or bronzing of the foliage, often accompanied by premature defoliation, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are reporting. Dr. Jason Woodward, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist in Lubbock, said he’s had more phone calls from farmers in the last 10 […]

Learning principles for students with special needs topic of Oct. 18 webinar

AMARILLO – “Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms,” will be the topic of the Oct. 18 webinar hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Military Program. The one-hour webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to anyone interested, but registration is […]

Texas A&M AgriLife experts discuss fumonisin contamination, possible avoidance practices

AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife officials are offering some best management practices for producers to keep in mind as harvest continues and for next year after fumonisin contamination has been found in truckloads of corn across the Texas High Plains. Dr. Tom Isakeit, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist in College Station, said this […]

Critical situation in corn has producers looking for answers

AMARILLO – Corn farmers worried about fumonisin contamination in their fields need to immediately contact their crop insurance agent – that was the message from two emergency meetings held Sept. 27 in the Texas High Plains. The potential for fumonisin contamination in corn fields throughout the region prompted about 700 farmers, crop consultants, insurance agents […]