Texas A&M signs agricultural agreement with Santa Cruz, Bolivia

COLLEGE STATION  —  Several entities of The Texas A&M University System have signed a memorandum of agreement with the state of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to train Bolivian students in the latest agricultural technologies, according to officials. The five-year agreement calls for collaborative research in agriculture, livestock and life sciences “to benefit the people of Santa […]

S. M. Tracy Herbarium solves problems in the plant world

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dale Kruse, 979-845-4328, dakruse@tamu.edu Dr. Stephan Hatch, 979-845-4328, s-hatch@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – When researchers across Texas, and at times worldwide, hold up a plant and ask, “What is this?” they very well may be talking to Dale Kruse or Dr. Stephan Hatch at the S. M. Tracy Herbarium. The […]

Research shows Texas Grow! Eat! Go! interventions having positive impact on youth

COLLEGE STATION — Research has shown that efforts through the Texas Grow! Eat! Go! program have had a positive effect on improving the health and wellness of youth in the five participating Texas counties. The study is a five-year collaboration among AgriLife Extension, the University of Texas School of Public Health at the Austin Regional […]

Researchers: High Plains cotton production can survive predicted climate changes

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Srinivasulu Ale, 940-552-9941, sriniale@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Pradip Adhikari, 940-552-9941, pradip.adhikari@ag.tamu.edu James Bordovsky, 806-746-6101, j-bordovsky@tamu.edu VERNON – Cotton production in the Texas High Plains can survive expected climate changes, especially if water is available to compensate for higher temperatures, and increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations can mitigate yield loss in […]

West gets a little wilder with new agriculture building on Texas A&M campus

  COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University’s West Campus in College Station is getting a little wilder with the start of a fourth building in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Complex on John Kimbrough Blvd. near Reed Arena. Texas A&M University System officials celebrated breaking ground for the Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building on […]

Researchers discover control for devastating disease in Texas vineyards

COLLEGE STATION — A product that helped stop a 100-year-old battle with a cotton disease in Texas has been proven effective in stopping the same fungus from devastating vineyards, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist. “There are a lot of vineyards in Texas, both established vineyards and new ones, that are losing […]

AgriLife to offer two wool educational opportunities

    Sheep shearing and wool classing instruction to be offered Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contacts: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, Reid.Redden@ag.tamu.edu   Dr. Ronald Pope, 325-653-4576, Ronald.Pope@ag.tamu.edu     SAN ANGELO – Applications are now being accepted for two wool production educational opportunities to be conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Jan. 9-11 at San […]

AgriLife Research scientist: Delay corn planting in stressful years

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – A wet spring filled with hail storms brought challenges to this year’s corn crop, some that a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist said could have been avoided if planting was delayed by a couple weeks or more. Dr. Qingwu Xue, AgriLife Research […]

Olive production, management seminar slated for Nov. 30 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an Olive Production and Management Seminar Nov. 30 in San Antonio. Registration is from 9:30-10 a.m. and the seminar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition grounds, 3201 E. Houston St. It will be held in the Dairy Barn, for which […]

New dual-purpose bioenergy, forage crop set for release by AgriLife Research next year

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Russ Jessup, 979-315-4242, rjessup@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A downturn in the bioenergy industry has led one Texas A&M AgriLife Researcher to reach to new heights in the forage biomass arena. Dr. Russ Jessup, an AgriLife Research perennial grass breeder in College Station, said he is introducing a new […]