Grant writing workshop helps researchers secure federal dollars

Contact. Dr. Craig Nessler, 979-845-8486, cnessler@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION— More than 70 researchers attended a recent grant writing workshop to obtain the necessary skills to successfully compete for and acquire large federal grants, officials said. The free workshop was hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research at the AgriLife Center at Texas A&M University, College Station. “In […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshops set for San Marcos, Waco

Contact: Allen Berthold, 979-845-2028, taberthold@ag.tamu.edu SAN MARCOS – Two advanced metering infrastructure system trainings for water utilities are set for May 6 in San Marcos and May 7 in Waco. The Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M Engineering and Johnson Controls Inc. are sponsoring the workshops with the water institute and Johnson Controls presenting. The […]

Vegetable study targets water savings in the High Plains

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Thomas Marek, 806-677-5600, t-marek@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Vegetable production is not new in the Texas High Plains, but it is being re-examined in a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study to see if it might offer a water-savings alternative to some cereal grain production. “Everybody knows we are generally water short […]

Texas A&M spatial model offers cost-effective way to identify areas for needed management

COLLEGE STATION — A spatial model provides a cost-effective way to identify priority areas for implementing voluntary best management practices in an impaired South Texas watershed, according to results from a Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas Water Resources Institute study recently published in the Texas Water Journal. “The Spatially Explicit Load Enrichment Calculation Tool, […]

Research seeks early detection of wheat streak mosaic virus

Experts: Identification could save producers water, money Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Charlie Rush, 806-354-5804, crush@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Fekede Workneh, 806-354-5815, fworkneh@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – As spring growth of wheat begins, Texas A&M AgriLife Research studies indicate now might be the time to determine possible wheat streak mosaic virus infection […]

Media Advisory: 2015 East Texas Horticultural Field Day at Overton

What: Outdoor tests of more than 400 ornamental plant varieties grown or tested under East Texas sun and heat. When: June 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053, Overton, Texas 75684. Who: Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Food security symposium set for April 30 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — “The Nexus of Food and Nutrition Security, Hunger and Sustainability” is the theme of a symposium set for 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center, 556 John Kimbrough Blvd., College Station. The event is hosted by The Food Security Education Partnership, a collaboration of Texas A&M AgriLife, Purdue University […]

Thirty-year study looks at Bermuda grass sustainability without fertilizer

Forage scientist: Bermuda grass pasture stands can be very sustainable without nitrogen Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON – In an East Texas study on sandy, low-fertility soils, Bermuda grass pastures that have not received nitrogen fertilizer since the fall of 1984 are still in production, according to Dr. Monte Rouquette, Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

AgriLife ram test sale average is highest in more than three decades

Most rams left Texas Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The top indexing ram of the 2014-2015 Texas A&M Ram Performance Test traveled back home, a test official said. “The high indexing ram was a commercial animal owned by JP Family Limited Partnership, headquartered at Fort McKavett,” […]