Stenholm to keynote 2015 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference

Innovations for Texas agriculture focus of Dec. 8-9 conference Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, BRYAN – Former Congressman Charles Stenholm will kick off the 27th annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference scheduled Dec. 8-9 at the Brazos Center in Bryan. Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M […]

Texas crop, weather for Oct. 6, 2015

Agricultural engineering centennial a ‘tip of the hat’ to the past and the future Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION — On Oct. 9-10, the Texas A&M University department of biological and agricultural engineering at College Station will celebrate its 100-year birthday, and you’re invited. Officially, the outdoor centennial event is called a “technology […]

Pecos River study: Killing saltcedar does not increase streamflow

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,   Contact: Dr. Alyson McDonald, 432-336-8585,   FORT STOCKTON – Saltcedar, an introduced species choking many Texas waterways, has long been a prime suspect in dwindling streamflows, but a Texas A&M AgriLife team has found that Tamarix, the plant in question, may have been falsely accused of that […]

Texas A&M Wheat Improvement Team recognized

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, AMARILLO – The Texas A&M Wheat Improvement Team was recently honored with a 2015 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Award for Interdisciplinary Research. Three members of the team are located at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo. […]

Food Agriculture Organization, Texas A&M course promotes quality in feed analysis laboratories worldwide

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – An online training course to enhance sample testing of feedstuffs conducted by the Office of the Texas State Chemist, Texas A&M University and the Food Agriculture Organization is getting global attention. The Office of the Texas State Chemist and Texas A&M University along with the Food […]

Stress symposium to address impacts on human, animal and plant health

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Tom Welsh, 979-845-1541, COLLEGE STATION – A symposium scheduled Oct. 8-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station will address a broad range of topics related to stress in human, animal and plant health. “Evolution of Stress: From the Genome to Disease” will feature a number of […]

Expert: White wooly sheep don’t reflect today’s sheep industry

Hair sheep surpass wool sheep in historical wool producing region Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,   Contact: Bill Thompson, 325-653-4576,   SAN ANGELO – The hair sheep industry has grown considerably since the mid-1990s when U.S. sheep producers first started to take notice of the meat producing breeds, said an agricultural economist at San […]

Sheep and goat industry in flux but vibrant

    Recent dual industry educational events reflect change, enthusiasm Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,   Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576,   SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife personnel were pleased at the outpouring of enthusiasm documented by a flood of positive evaluations following two recent industry events in San Angelo, said event coordinators. The […]

Plum good health benefits

Research shows dried plums can reduce risk of colon cancer COLLEGE STATION — Researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina have shown a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer. The research was funded by the […]