WHAT Wednesday Videos
Category Archives: Oak Wilt
Student Worker (Oak) Branches Out
Written by Michael Giedraitis – TPDDL Student Worker; Edited by Hannah Ayala – Extension Assistant Background It was an exciting summer and fall at the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Alongside all our normal duties involved in operating the clinic, I was given the opportunity to work on the development of a new method for diagnosing oak wilt. Our current protocol is to break down infected branch samples sent to us and set them to incubate on petri plates in specialized media for two weeks. We check these… Read More →
Oak Wilt…in the wild.
Happy Friday to all (11/20). This last month has been one with a lot of angst and headaches. The Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab is experiencing issues due to loss of personnel – on to sickness and one to a new endeavors. As a results, things are more hectic and phone does not get answered in a timely fashion and reports are delayed. I do thank all for their patience with us. On a bright note, we just started 2 new student workers (takes time to train them… Read More →