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.

Chemigation control of sugarcane aphids a viable option

AMARILLO – Producers might hear a term from the past when they begin looking for solutions to treat the sugarcane aphid in sorghum, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “We are revisiting chemigation for insect pest management,” said Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo, while speaking at the High Plains […]

‘Right-of-Way’ meeting set for Feb. 27 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – The annual “ROW” Conference for right-of-way management, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be Feb. 27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. The program will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m., with lunch on your own, […]

New pesticide applicator training set March 22 in Canyon

CANYON – A Pesticide Applicator Training, open to anyone wanting a private applicator license in the region, will be conducted March 22 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road in Canyon. The training will begin at 9 a.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The training […]

Texas’ auxin-specific training now valid in Oklahoma, New Mexico

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Department of Agriculture-approved auxin-specific herbicide training, developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and allied industries, has been reciprocally approved by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. “These approvals will allow producers who operate in multiple states to attend one training […]

Outcrossing between johnsongrass, sorghum studied

COLLEGE STATION – Johnsongrass and sorghum might be considered “kissing kin,” but a Texas A&M AgriLife Research team wants to know if there is more going on in the grain sorghum production fields and bar ditches of South and Central Texas than meets the eye. Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan, weed scientist; Dr. Bill Rooney, sorghum breeder; […]

Feb. 28 AgriLife Extension webinar to address children with disabilities

AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving program will host a Feb. 28 Department of Defense webinar, “How Providers Can Support Advocacy and Leadership in Parents of Children with Disabilities.” This and other webinars are offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program to provide professional development and interactive resources for those […]