Category Archives: News

General news or happening at both at and outside of the Plant Clinic

2015 Texas – Bacterial blight of cotton

Posting some news about bacterial blight of cotton issues that is currently going on in Texas. The URL link below point to a pdf document containing information (brief update) provided by Dr. Jason Woodward (Extension Plant Pathologist) and Dr. Terry Wheeler (Research Pathologist), both located at the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in Lubbock, TX. They have made some “peculiar observations” of bacterial blight on cotton varieties that were previously documented as resistant.  This note provide growers, consultant and county agents descriptions and images to help with recognizing… Read More →

New Year news – much activities and COLD

This year went off with a start where the Plant Clinic remains busy with many different activities.  Here are a few highlights: Many of you may have notice a new posting on our Facebook page called “Sample of the week”. This project/task is headed by our new Extension Assistant (newly graduated former student worker), B. Commer.  The goals is to post an interesting thing that is received by the TX Plant Clinic once every 1-2 weeks. Check out and like us on Facebook. Thanks to colleague, Dr…. Read More →

The Plant Clinic’s newest crew member.

A little over two weeks ago,  we welcomed a new employee to the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab.  Ms. Hailey Edwards was hired as the Business Assistant for the Plant Clinic. Her task includes handling business functions for the diagnostic lab, assisting in processing incoming plant samples, and providing administrative and clerical support to the lab.  Hailey has recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Horticulture. One of her task would be to provide customer service support to our clientele. The Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab… Read More →

More sad days at the Plant Clinic

This summer saw a number of changes at the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab.  We had a few more students working to help out with the work load and we celebrated the retirement of long time secretary, Bobbie Dupuis, at the end of June.  It is with even greater sadness to learn that Bobbie passed away on August 2. Condolences may be left at the link below, or sent to Bobbie’s husband Larry: c/o Callaway Jones Funeral Home 3001 S College Ave Bryan, TX  77801

Happy and sad day!

Today marks the retirement of long time Plant Clinic secretary, Bobbie Dupuis. Bobbie spent 13 years working at the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab and prior to that, several years with the Biology Department. It is a HAPPY day that she is at this point looking forward to the more relaxed post-retirement activities. It is SAD as we will loose our front office person who is always ready to empathize with folks calling in with their plant problems. Congratulation to you Bobbie!   And here’s to you enjoying… Read More →