The Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab
will be closed from
December 23, 2001 to January 1, 2012.
Today has been a hectic day trying to get everything done so that we can really go on a break. The student workers are off on their semester break. Things in the labs still continues. As with most biological type work, things must go on living. So someone will have to come in to check on the cultures. Lately, we had been getting some rains throughout Texas. It is also interesting to note that we are seeing both root rots and anthracnose on submitting samples (mostly bedding plants or ground covers). This is to be expected as the plants has been through a stressed situation and now there is lots of moisture and nicer conditions for pathogen to thrive.
A quick look back at this year made me realize that there were many good and bad things. I will try to compile them for the next blog post. In the mean time, I hope that everyone will stay safe and enjoy this holiday season. Perhaps with the rest, ideas and plans for spring planting will form. Do remember, a good plan will include and consider situation or conditions which will prevent disease issue.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
from the crew at the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab (Kevin, Sheila, Bobbi, the student workers).