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National Prepareathon Day

Date: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

You never know when a disaster will occur. Register to be involved in National Prepareathon Day on Sept. 30 through FEMA. Preparing makes a difference; learn what you can do today.


Emergency Preparedness Kit for Older Adults

Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Are you a caregiver? This resource addresses what should be put in an evacuation preparation box specific to older adults.


Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

Date: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

A basic disaster supply kit for your family should include water, food, maps and much more. For a detailed list and suggestion of additional emergency supplies to have on hand, access the FEMA National Preparedness Month tips.


Disaster Preparedness for Special Needs Populations

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2014

In an effort to better inform the community, the Northeast Texas Public Health District has
compiled 18 Emergency Preparedness Topics and formatted the information to be
friendly to deaf, blind, and limited sight populations.  


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.


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.




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.


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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.


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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