AgriLife Extension experts: Texans should expect mosquito population explosion

Residents can help control, protect themselves from mosquitoes DALLAS – Anticipating a significant increase in the state’s mosquito population, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists are offering tips on how Texans can help slow mosquito breeding in backyards and protect from being bitten. “Mosquito populations are booming throughout the state and will likely not go […]

AgriLife Extension helping Texans prepare for hurricane season

Variety of hurricane preparation/recovery materials available through Texas EDEN COLLEGE STATION – In conjunction with National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 24-30 and other efforts, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is reminding the state’s residents of its many disaster and emergency-related materials available. “With hurricane season approaching, this is a key time for AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Research engineer develops real-time listeria biosensor prototype

Eventually, chip-based device should detect pathogen within minutes Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer and a Florida colleague have developed a biosensor that can detect listeria bacterial contamination within two or three minutes. “We hope to soon be able to detect levels as low as one bacteria […]

School integrated pest management training set for June 11 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Janet Hurley, 877-747-6872, 972-952-9213, ja-hurley@tamu.edu AMARILLO – A regional one-day “School IPM Program” for integrated pest management coordinators will be held June 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo. Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for school integrated […]

Trash talk challenges Texas A&M agriculture faculty to find ways to stop global food waste

COLLEGE STATION — Agriculture faculty at Texas A&M University are talking trash — as in too much food ends up there. Now they are vowing to team up and figure out how to reduce global food waste by 5 percent over the next decade, according to Dr. Steve Searcy, the group’s facilitator and head of […]

‘Basics of Homemade Wine’ program on tap for May 29

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Rodriguez, 210-467-6575, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu HELOTES – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Backyard Basics series program will present “The Basics of Homemade Wine” from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29 at the Gardens at Old Town Helotes, 15060 Antonio Drive in Helotes. “For years, AgriLife Extension horticulturists have taught home […]

Military caregiving education will be focus of May 12 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu Rachel Brauner, 979-845-1553, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – “Promoting Knowledge Gain and Behavior Change Through Effective Education” will be the focus of the next military caregiving professional development webinar at 10 a.m. May 12. This is one of the monthly webinars offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Annual Luling Foundation Field Day slated for May 21

Topics will range from honey production to agricultural drones Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu LULING – The 88th annual Luling Foundation Field Day will be held May 21 in the Luling Foundation Demonstration Barn, 523 S. Mulberry St. in Luling. The field day is free and open to the public, and will begin with registration […]

Time to bust the myths about seat belts

Click It or Ticket campaign set for May 18-31 Contact: Bev Kellner, 979-862-1782, bkellner@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to wearing seat belts, some motorists incorrectly think they are protected by the size of their vehicle, their seating position or where they are driving, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The truth […]

New AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent hired in Hutchinson County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Alesha Ward, 806-878-4026, Alesha.ward@ag.tamu.edu BORGER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Alesha Ward to fill the position of family and consumer sciences agent in Hutchinson County. “Alesha has a heart for helping people, and we are excited to have her and her unique abilities to communicate, […]