News and Updates

Stiles Farm Field Day features drone technology

Nick Roy, Texas A&M University agribusiness major, launches a drone aircraft at the Stiles Farm Field Day. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

­THRALL – The future of drone technology and its potential uses in Central Texas Blacklands farming operations were featured at the Stiles Farm Field Day held recently in Thrall. The field day, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, showcased the latest in technological advancements in field crop production.“We […]

Texas A&M Forest Service creates innovative app to support urban trees


July 6, 2016—AUSTIN, Texas— For the first time ever, a census for trees is available in a new, easy-to-use application developed by Texas A&M Forest Service. The Urban Forest Inventory and Analysis of trees in Austin, Texas, is presented graphically in My City’s Trees. My City’s Trees enables civic leaders, community planners, elected officials and […]

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 […]