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New Invasive Aphid Threatens Texas Crops

Researchers at Texas A&M say a new insect is attacking certain crops here in Texas. We learn about the “sugarcane aphid” and other invasive species, and welcome your questions for an area entomologist and an expert on ants. Our guests are: Scott Solomon with Rice University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Dr. Mo […]

Researchers at Texas A&M say a new insect is attacking certain crops here in Texas.

We learn about the "sugarcane aphid" and other invasive species, and welcome your questions for an area entomologist and an expert on ants.

Our guests are: Scott Solomon with Rice University's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Dr. Mo Way, Professor of Entomology with Texas A&M’s AgriLife Research Center.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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