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Dallas Morning News: Texas A&M breaks ground on epic 7-acre teaching garden


Texas A&M University, the state’s premier authority on growing things, is planting a premier garden. Master gardeners and university officials broke ground Friday on a 7-acre teaching garden along White Creek on the College Station campus designed to show off university research and a variety of gardens. It is scheduled to open in 2018. While […]

Student discovers new bee species in dominica

Entomology Student Discovers New Bee Species

Shelby Kilpatrick’s experience studying abroad in Dominica has led to a very exciting and memorable learning experience as she discovered a new species of halictid bees during a recent trip to the country in 2015. What turned out to be an insect collecting and identification study for Kilpatrick, a junior Entomology major, ended up being […]

Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Smokey Bear Award Recognizes Texas A&M Forest Service Employee Staff Forester Jonathan Motsinger conceptualized a new way to spread Smokey’s message of personal responsibility in “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires” while marrying the thrill of a […]

TVMDL assists in diagnosing Lyme disease in Panhandle animals


In recent years, it seems that transmissible diseases that cross from animal to human either directly or through insect vectors are on the rise. These diseases are not new to the Panhandle area; however, the ability to spread awareness and information through online news outlets has led to increased awareness of these diseases. How are […]

Texas A&M to break ground on 7-acre outdoor classroom

1. Rose Bed* 2. Mexican Heritage Garden 3. Wine Grape Vineyard* 4. German Heritage Garden* 5. Butterfly and Bee Garden 6. Grand Arbor 7. Texas Superstar® Garden* 8. Homestead9. Herb Garden 10. Century Oak II* 11. Citrus Grove* 12. Pavilion Terrace* 13. Pavilion 14. Farmer’s Market* 15. Vegetable Garden 16. Bird Garden 17. Overlook 18. Tree Park*19. Pecan Bottom* 20. Maroon and White Garden* 21. Food and Fiber Fields 22. Student Landscape Demonstration* 23. Fruit Orchard* 24. Outdoor Classroom* 25. Rain Garden* 26. Earth-Kind® Garden* (Drawing courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife)

COLLEGE STATION  – Thanks to the generous donations of former students and friends, Texas A&M University will break ground June 17 in College Station on the institution’s first large-scale public teaching garden, The Gardens at Texas A&M University. In addition to serving as an outdoor laboratory for applied research, the garden will create abundant opportunities […]

Experts: GMOs important weapon in fight against global hunger

A National Academies  study concluded GMOs pose no risk to human health. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo

COLLEGE STATION — In a recently released 400-plus page report, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reviewed hundreds of studies and decades of disease data and reached the conclusion genetically modified organisms pose no increased risk to human health. For many, including scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, this validates the need to […]

What’s new and what’s next in remote sensing


To sustain the Earth’s population as it grows from 7.4 billion people to 8 billion by 2025, and then prepare for more population growth, agriculture must become more productive, efficient, sustainable, and environmentally conscious. To help meet these challenges, AgriLife Research is working alongside people all over the world in developing technologies for remote sensing. […]