Lampasas River Watershed riparian workshop set May 2

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, HAMILTON — The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership will host a “Proper Functioning Condition Riparian Workshop” May 16 at the Texas Game Warden Training Center, 4363 Farm-to-Market Road 1047, in Hamilton. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the program is free and open to the public. Workshop programming begins at 8:30 […]

Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development. “For the first time in human history, food production will be limited on a global scale by the availability […]

Peanut breakthrough involved Texas A&M AgriLife scientists

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Mark Burow, 806-746-6101,   LUBBOCK– A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist said the recent release of the first peanut genome sequences to the public by the International Peanut Genome Initiative should have major effects on Texas peanut production for years to come.   “This release is important […]

Texas A&M AgriLife spring field day set May 14 at Chillicothe

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Paul DeLaune, 940-552-9941, Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, Steven Sparkman, 940-663-5958, CHILLICOTHE – Wheat, canola, triticale and cropping systems will be highlighted during a field day May 14 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Chillicothe Station, located south of Chillicothe on Farm-to-Market Road 392. The annual […]

Messy diapers help show nutrition needs for premature, full-term babies

COLLEGE STATION – A study that began with messy diapers is helping scientists understand how nutrition helps babies grow into healthy children, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research nutritionist.             Because scientists cannot physically examine the infant intestines, a team of U.S. researchers analyzed fecal samples from several groups of infants – from premature […]

Economics of using mesquite for electricity dependent on outside factors

AgriLife Research study identifies feasibility Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Seong Park, 940-552-9941, Dr. Jim Ansley, 940-552-9941, VERNON – Using mesquite biomass for electricity generation may become economically feasible if ecological and agricultural factors are considered, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research paper being published in the BioEnergy Research journal. […]

Graham receives Texas A&M AgriLife Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, SAN ANTONIO – Dr. Charles W. Graham has received the Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award from Texas A&M AgriLife – the highest individual honor given to individuals demonstrating outstanding leadership and providing significant contributions to Texas agriculture. Graham received the award at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention […]

First ‘Texas Mosquito Management’ manual readies municipalities for spring mosquito onslaught

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576,   COLLEGE STATION – Professionals tasked with public health protection now have a new resource to help control disease-carrying mosquitoes thanks to a team of Texas entomologists. “The 66-page ‘Texas Mosquito Management’ manual is the first ever published on our state’s most notorious disease vector,” […]

Neighbor Meeting Neighbor Spring Field Day set for April 12 at Sonora

Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, 325-387-3168,, Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, or Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576,   SONORA – Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Edwards Plateau landowners are hosting the second Neighbor Meeting Neighbor Spring Field Day April 12 at the AgriLife Research station […]

Going wild at college

Flowers yield unexpected beauty between classes on Texas A&M campus         COLLEGE STATION – The perception that things can get wild on a college campus is proving to be true at Texas A&M University this semester.         But the wildness in this case is a field of flowers that have bloomed into […]