SAES 69 th Annual Meeting Speakers

Report
69th ANNUAL MEETING
of the
Subtropical
Agriculture and
Environments
Society
(formerly: Subtropical Plant Science Society & Rio
Grande Valley Horticultural Society)
February 6, 2015
at the
Texas A&M AgriLife Center, Weslaco
Hoblitzelle Auditorium
Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension
Center
Hoblitzelle Auditorium
2415 E. Hwy 83
WESLACO, TX 78596
Program
Venue: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center,
Weslaco, TX
Moderator: Dr John Goolsby, President of SAES
Time
Titles & Speaker (s)
07:45-08:20
Registration: Regular - $35; Students - $15
08:20-08:30
Introductions: John Goolsby, President SAES
08:30-09:00
Dr. Kim Lohmeyer, Overview of the Cattle Fever Tick
Eradication Program.
09:00- 9:30
Dr. David Hewitt, Interaction of wildlife with cattle fever ticks in
South Texas
09:30- 10:00
Dr. Mamoudou Setamou,, Update on citrus greening and its
management in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
10:00-10:40
Break and Poster Session
10:40-11:00
Daniel Sekula, Impact and management of the sugarcane aphid in
sorhum
11:00-11:20
Dr. Raul Ruiz, Molecular pathways analysis for invasion of Mexican
fruit fly into CA
11:20-11:40
Jude Benavides, Hydrology of the Lower Rio Grande Valley
11:40-12:00
Barry Goldsmith, NOAA, Drought Update and potential
development of El Nino weather system
12:00-12:30
SAES: Election of new officers & Potts Award
12:30
Lunch
01:30- 4:00
Student talks

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