AgriLife Research projects evaluate feeder cattle on yeast-grain diet

COLLEGE STATION – Yeast is a staple ingredient found in many breads, but it also could play a major role in feeding cattle and producing higher quality beef. Dr. Luis Tedeschi, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow, and graduate student Whitney Crossland are studying the effects of yeast as part of an extensive fed-cattle study. […]

AgriLife vegetable breeding program to develop better cultivars

UVALDE – A unique vegetable breeding program at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde could bring improved onion, watermelon, tomato and black-eyed pea varieties to producers in South and Central Texas. “The uniqueness of this multidisciplinary breeding program, involving breeders, physiologists, pathologists and entomologists, is the screening and development of new […]

Cross returns to animal science faculty in teaching, research roles

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Russell Cross, who has served as head of the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station for the past eight years, has returned to a full-time faculty role effective March 1 and will serve in both teaching and research capacities. Dr. Cliff Lamb, who has served as […]

Rainwater harvesting program set March 30 in Copperas Cove

COPPERAS COVE –  A Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners program will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 30 in Copperas Cove. The class will be at the Copperas Cove Public Library, located at 501 S. Main St. The program is a collaborative effort among Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Lampasas […]

Lamb named department head for Texas A&M animal science

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Cliff Lamb has been named department head for animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Lamb comes to Texas A&M after serving as assistant director of the University of Florida-North Florida Research […]

Annual AgriLife ram test joins sheep, goat expo slated for Aug. 18-19

SAN ANGELO—Even after 70 years the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Ram Performance Test is not averse to change, organizers said. Instead of the traditional field day and sale of some of the top Rambouillet rams that  successfully completed the test, breeders this year opted to join the 2017 Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, a statewide […]

‘Internet of things’ to create big data for irrigated agriculture

AMARILLO – Big data is big business, and everyone wants a part of the pie, however agricultural irrigators should take a careful look before accepting irrigation advice from new technology sources, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Charles Hillyer, AgriLife Extension irrigation specialist in Amarillo, said a recent survey on emerging […]

Texas State Chemist, AgriLife Research hosts Kenya parliament members

COLLEGE STATION – Kenya parliament leaders met with the Office of the Texas State Chemist and Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists recently at Texas A&M University to get a first-hand look at how farmers, industry and regulatory agencies implement co-regulation to manage aflatoxin risk. Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by a fungus that grows in […]

Study at Texas A&M AgriLife center in Uvalde may help boost Texas spinach industry

UVALDE – Research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde could help re-establish the Texas Winter Garden as one of the premiere areas for spinach production, including organic production, in the U.S. .    According to the Texas State Historical Association, spinach was planted primarily in the Texas Winter Garden area […]