Don’t forget to include animals when preparing for emergencies

COLLEGE STATION — June is National Pet Preparedness Month, providing an opportunity for people to learn how to plan for pet safety during a disaster or emergency, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. “If you need to evacuate your home due to a disaster or other emergency, it’s important to also consider what you […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Bryan/College Station hosts country’s largest 4-H gathering  

  Contact: Jana Barrett, 979-845-6533,  jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu Where: Texas A&M University campus at College Station and surrounding area. When:  June 5-8. What: Bryan-College Station will host the largest gathering of 4-H members and supporters in the country — Texas 4-H Roundup, which is the culminating event for all Texas 4-H contests. More than 4,000 participants will […]

Mussel woman: Researcher looks into declining Texas mussel populations

DALLAS – Jennifer Morton hovers methodically over a row of clear, water-filled containers on a tight-spaced industrial shelving system. She plucks a mollusk from one of the containers, observing the specimen as part of a study on freshwater mussel tolerances. The activity is part of an ongoing effort at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and […]

New Texas A&M AgriLife facility trains pest control pros

DALLAS – A new training facility for pest management professionals has opened its doors at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Dallas, where entomologists converted a graduate student dormitory into what they now call “ground zero for pest control training in Texas.” The facility is called IPM Experience House after the science-based approach […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! Harvesting event May 26 at Graebner Elementary

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Angie O. Gutierrez, 210-631-0400, aogutierrez@ag.tamu.edu   Who: Third graders at Graebner Elementary, parent volunteers, teachers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Bexar County educators. What: Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! harvesting event. Where:  Graebner Elementary, 530 Hoover Ave., San Antonio. Why: We want to share with you the hard work […]

Texas A&M AgriLife experts on tax-free holiday: Choose wisely

DALLAS – A state tax-free holiday on “water-efficient products” from May 27-29 includes all plants, trees and grasses for non-commercial shoppers, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturists urge residents to be vigilant in selecting plant life that conserves water resources. “We know a good number of plant species out there […]