Get an in-depth look at disease impacting Texas plants today and learn how to identify the location of plant pathogens on leaves, stems, branches, soil and roots. Located in Hall 2 near the TNLA PAC Lounge. With speaker Dr. Rafia Khan with Texas A&M University.

Rafia A. Khan, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton. Her primary responsibility is to provide leadership, applied research, and Extension programming focused on commercial ornamental nursery crops, and residential ornamental and turfgrass integrated pest management. The nursery industry is an economic and growing industry in East Texas and growers need help to manage their pest problems. She is working on some important pests of ornamental pests like thrips, mealy bugs, Crape Myrtle bark scales, and European pepper moth, and their management.