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Texas EDEN Drought Resources

Date: Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Texas EDEN provides numerous resources on how to manage your water supply, ranch and animals during a drought, alongside other drought-related topics.

http://texaseden.org/disaster-resources/tag/irt-drought/?orderby=title&order=asc


Irrigation Systems for Water Efficient Landscapes

Date: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

An adequate supply of high quality water has become a critical issue for the future prosperity of Texas. In an attempt to reduce the excessive water use, Texas AgriLife Extension Service has created ways to educate Texans on the principles of landscaping and water use.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/files/2010/10/waterconservation.pdf

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/files/2010/10/watering_landscapes_2010.pdf

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/files/2010/10/save_water_2010.pdf


Water Resources for Homeowners

Date: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A typical family uses 60-80 gallons of water per person, per day. For tips on better water conservation at home, check out AgriLife Extension’s Water Education network resources.

http://water.tamu.edu/water-resources-homeowners/

View more Texas EDEN Drought Resources »


Citrus Greening Disease found in Harris County, Texas

Date: Friday, July 25th, 2014

Source:  AgriLife Today

Owners of citrus trees in Harris County should be on the lookout for carriers and symptoms of a disease recently discovered there, experts with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service said.

Citrus greening was confirmed in a tree at a retail nursery south of Houston on July 16. The disease, which is spread by an insect called the Asian citrus psyllid, has no cure and eventually kills infected trees, according to AgriLife Extension horticulture specialist Monte Nesbitt of College Station.

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More Citrus Greening Disease Resources:

How to test for Citrus Greening

Citrus Greening in Texas

Pictures of Citrus Greening

Insect Control for Citrus Greening (pdf)

Quarantines and controls for South Texas


Texas Invaders: Feral Hogs

Date: Monday, July 14th, 2014

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

This video highlights the impact feral hogs can make and presents resources available for assistance in abating the exotic, invasive wildlife species damage in Texas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7mkGq5dPUg


Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv)

Date: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Source:  Texas Animal Health Commission, National Disaster Education Network

Although PEDv was diagnosed in the United States in July of 2013 for the first time, it has not made an appearance in Texas.  PEDv is not transmittable to humans and is not a threat to food safety.

PEDv causes rapid dehydration in young piglets resulting in a high percentage of deaths. PEDv is a production-related disease that currently has no treatment, so emphasis should be placed on prevention and control.

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http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/animal_health/swine/swine.html

View more on National EDEN

http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/AgDisasters/Pages/PorcineEpidemicDiarrhea%28PED%29.aspx

View Texas EDEN Animal Issues

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/005-agriculture/animal-issues.php

 

 


Texas Animal Health Commission – Animal Health News

Date: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

View updates and information about emerging Animal Health issues in Texas such as Vesicular Stomatitis (VS), Anthrax, Biosecurity for Swine Validation and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv).

http://www.tahc.state.tx.us

 


MERS Coronavirus – Updates & Information

Date: Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Learn more about the MERS-CoV virus.  View information about the recent cases in the US, MERS symptoms and how to protect yourself from MERS.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

National Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN):

View more Texas EDEN Disease & Epidemic Resources »


Mosquito Control Videos

Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Source:  Dr. Merchant, citybugs.tamu.edu

Learn how to control mosquitoes at home.  These videos discuss the different mosquito control options including best mosquito repellents, mosquito foggers and natural mosquito control.

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Map of Recent Earthquakes in Texas

Date: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Source: United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program

Did you know that there were over 60 earthquakes in Texas over the past year with a Magnitude of 1.5 or greater?

View recent earthquakes using this map:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Find recent earthquakes in Texas in the Archives:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/archives.php?query=texas&search_archives=Search+Archives

Did you feel it?  Check and report earthquakes here:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/

More Texas EDEN Earthquake Information:

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/earthquakes.php