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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


Children During and After a Disaster

Date: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

These two links lead to publications explaining how to help your child during and after a disaster, how to cope with trauma, and games and activities for shelters and evacuation centers.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/pdf/Yea-4-H-Games-Activites-for-Shelters.pdf

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/pdfs/2005-sept/children-and-disasters.pdf


Strategies for Radioactive Decontamination of Livestock

Date: Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Source: Colorado State University Extension

Access this link to watch an online webinar or PowerPoint to learn more about the proper process of radioactive decontamination in livestock.

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/eden/


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

 


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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West Nile Virus in Texas – Fight the Bite!

Date: Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Source:  National Extension Disaster Education Network

West Nile virus mostly infects birds, but it can be transmitted to humans and other animals by mosquitoes.  West Nile Virus symptoms vary from no visible effect to flu-like symptoms, paralysis, or even death.

View all Texas EDEN West Nile Virus Resources »

 


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

 


Decontaminating Well Water

Date: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Learn how to decontaminate and disinfect well water, test the well water and check for well damage after a flood. Keep your drinking water safer after a flood.

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-011.htm


Controlling Blow Flies

Date: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Blow flies lay their eggs on animal remains and spread disease. To
control blow flies, it is important to remove dead animals, dispose
of them properly and use effective insecticides when necessary. Read
more in this FREE online resource. Also available in Spanish.

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-026.htm

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-026s.htm


Controlling Houseflies

Date: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Houseflies can be a large problem after a disaster as they lay eggs and
develop on rotting organic matter. This FREE online resource explains
how to suppress housefly populations around homes and businesses. Also
available in Spanish.

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-025.htm

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-025s.htm