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

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

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

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 […]