Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School slated for February

MCKINNEY — Anyone can design, plant and manage an attractive landscape that is low-maintenance and tolerant to heat, drought and torrential rain, “the ultimate in environmental responsibility,” said Dr. Steve George, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service landscape specialist in Dallas. George is creator of the Earth-Kind Environmental Landscape Management System and organizer of the annual […]

Worksite wellness programming is focus of North Texas workshop

GRAPEVINE – A Jan. 16 workshop aims to help workplace administrators implement and monitor employee wellness programs. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service workshop, Building a Healthy Workplace: Research Meets Practice, lasts from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Great Wolf Lodge, 100 Great Wolf Drive in Grapevine. Dr. Ninfa Peña-Purcell, assistant professor and AgriLife Extension […]

Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturists: Protect landscapes from freeze

DALLAS – A few simple practices can give outdoor plants a chance to survive the coming freeze, but picking the right plants ahead of planting is the best defense against low winter temperatures. That’s the seasonal message from horticulturists of Water University, a joint public outreach program on water conservation and quality protection by Texas […]

Entomologists to holiday travelers: Don’t let the bedbugs bite

DALLAS — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists say a few simple practices can help holiday travelers deal with bedbug infestations and avoid spreading the pest. “All it takes is one traveler with bedbugs in their luggage to stay at a hotel and that hotel can become infested,” said Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension urban […]

National pest control pros scurry to Texas Rodent Academy

DALLAS — Pest control professionals from companies in Utah, Georgia, New York and across Texas converged in Dallas for three days to train alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologists on controlling rodent infestations. “We were especially pleased to get Dr. Bobby Corrigan, one of the top rodentologists in the country, to reinvent his New York […]

AgriLife Extension to train all Texas wellness volunteers at once

DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, from Jan. 23 – Feb. 28, will conduct the first simultaneous training of all its health and wellness outreach volunteers across the state. The 40-hour statewide training is for AgriLife Extension’s Master Wellness Volunteer Program, which trains Texans to help educate the public on wellness and preventive […]

New cookbook a tool in statewide preventative health initiative

DALLAS — A new cookbook by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Dinner Tonight program offers more than 100 healthy recipes as the agency launches Healthy Texas, its statewide public outreach initiative on chronic disease prevention. Recipe categories in the cookbook, titled Essentials, include starters, five ingredients or less, salads, one pot-one pan, simple side […]