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An Update to the Mystery, Unsolicited packages of Seed

An Update to the Mystery, Unsolicited packages of Seed – August 5, 2020 By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County On Wednesday, July 29th I distributed a news release that brought attention to mystery, unsolicited seeds delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry.  The role of the USDA-Animal, Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is to safeguard U.S. agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with the entry, establishment or spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds. Regulations prohibit or restrict the importation… Read More →

Mystery Seeds Arrive in Texas – Recipients advised to report unsolicited seed shipments

Mystery seeds arrive in Texas Recipients advised to report unsolicited seed shipments JULY 28, 2020 Texas residents are now among those across the nation receiving mysterious seeds delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are on alert because these seeds are unsolicited. Mystery seeds with labeling from China. (Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture) Kevin Ong, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist and director of the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in College Station, said the concern arises because these packages have seeds in them… Read More →

Rainwater Harvesting and Turf Management Online Training August 12

Rainwater Harvesting and Turf Management Online Training August 12, 2020 Contact for More Information: John Smith  |  979-204-0573  |  johnwsmith@tamu.edu Dr. Becky Grubbs  |  972-952-9673 ext. 673  |  bgrubbs@tamu.edu Dr. Diane Boellstorff  |  979-458-3562  |  dboellstorff@tamu.edu Reagan Hejl  |  979-845-5252  |  Reagan.hejl@tamu.edu   Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training August 12 for Matagorda and Wharton Counties. The free event will be online from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. with a half-hour lunch. Online registration is… Read More →

PVAMU CEP: 4-H Vision Board Activity

Welcome to our 2020 Virtual Hero’s 4 Health Young Adult Summer Programming! We all know that setting and achieving goals is a life skill necessary for success and happiness. Creating a vision board helps our youth learn how to set goals, visualize their dreams, and stay focused on reaching their goals. Your vision board is all about you! Think outside the box and put your own twist to it! If you don’t have any magazines, feel free to draw on your vision board. There is no wrong or… Read More →

PVAMU CEP: 4-H Fruit Sushi

Are you a sushi lover? Well this recipe puts the f in fun! It can be a snack or a breakfast treat. By mixing together fruit, yogurt and cereal in a playful way, you will add this snack to your favorites list. After watching this video and filling out an evaluation, you can pick up a free pair of chop sticks at your local library in Wharton County. Enjoy!!   Kashara L. Bell Extension Agent, Wharton County Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program Family & Community Health 315 E…. Read More →