News and Updates

AgriLife Extension entomologists provide advice for women regarding Zika virus

Mosquito on finger

­DALLAS – Initially, the Zika virus was considered a “mild” disease, but public health officials have become increasingly concerned that pregnant women who contract Zika can pass the virus to their unborn babies, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. “The main cause for concern is the possibility the Zika virus may cause microcephaly, a […]

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

Wagner named coach of the year

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. ­ Dr. Luc Berghman awarded Zoetis Fundamental Science Award Dr. Luc Berghman, associate professor in the departments of poultry science and veterinary pathobiology at Texas A&M University in College Station and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, received […]

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 […]