Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 19 in Robstown

ROBSTOWN — Anyone interested in private water well management in the Nueces River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 19 in Robstown. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Johnny Calderon Building, 710 E. Main St., said Drew Gholson, […]

Record cattle prices create opportunities to increase profit margins

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course to outline strategies, management for producers Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Record cattle prices are creating opportunities for producers to increase revenue and several of these strategies will be discussed at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled […]

U.S. education provides stepping stone to agricultural advancement in developing countries

Texas A&M student looks beyond classroom, lab Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Shuyu Liu, 806-677-5600, SLiu@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@ag.tamu.edu Silvano Ocheya, sassanga@neo.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Silvano Ocheya is a long way from home. But it won’t be long before he returns to Kenya or another developing countryin need of the new skills […]

AgriLife Research study identifies contributing factors to groundwater table declines

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Srinivasulu Ale, 940-552-9941, sriniale@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – It’s no secret groundwater levels have declined across the state over the past eight decades, and that the primary reason was the onset of irrigation in agriculture and population growth. But a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study has identified other factors […]

Food safety conference slated July 16 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION —  An effort to determine why bacteria resists removal from the surface of fresh produce, causing possible outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, will bring stakeholders together to discuss possible solutions, according to Texas A&M AgriLife organizers. The Good Agricultural Practices Food Safety Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 16 […]

Researchers discover ‘Trojan Horse’ method of penetrating cellular walls without harm

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jean-Philippe Pellois, 979-845-0101, pellois@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research have found a “Trojan horse” way to deliver proteins into live human cells without damaging them. The finding, published in this month’s Nature Methods, is expected to be easily adopted for use in medical research […]

Texas A&M hires new department head for ecosystem science and management

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Katy Kavanagh, 979-845-5033 COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Katy Kavanagh has been hired as the new Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department head, moving to College Station from the University of Idaho. Kavanagh, a professor of forest science, will start on July 1, according to Dr. Bill […]

51st Stiles Farm Field Day highlights include weed control, forage management

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,  b-fannin@tamu.edu THRALL – Farmers throughout Central Texas and the Blacklands region heard the latest tips on weed control, new cotton technology and forage management at the 51st Stiles Farm Field Day held recently at the Stiles Farm Foundation. Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist, College Station, advised […]

A&M farm crop tour features latest weed control advances in corn, cotton

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The latest strategies in managing problem weeds in corn and cotton were recently showcased at the 2014 Crop Tour at the Texas A&M University field laboratory near College Station that serves as a research and teaching platform for Texas A&M AgriLife. The event was sponsored by BASF […]