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 […]

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 […]

Spring ‘Quick-Bite’ webinar series offered on gardening topics

COLLEGE STATION — A series of horticulture industry webinars this spring will offer information on rose disease, landscaping and insect issues, according to Dr. Mengmeng Gu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in College Station. “These webinars are called “Quick Bite” because they are no longer than 30 minutes and give the horticulture industry a […]

Scheiner named viticulturist for Texas A&M AgriLife

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Justin Scheiner has been named viticulturist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in College Station. He also will serve as assistant professor in the horticultural sciences department at Texas A&M University.            “This is a very exciting time to be involved with the Texas grape and wine industry. I look forward […]

Aquaponics field day at Bryan farm program aims to show small acreages, economic sustainability

BRYAN — “Aquaponics: Principles and Practices” will be offered May 23 at the Sheila Wells farm, 2861 Farm-to-Market 974, Bryan, according to Dr. Joseph Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist, College Station. People interested in learning how to grow horticultural crops on small acreages using aquaponic techniques may attend the class from 8 […]

Balboa named marine agent for Matagorda County

MATAGORDA — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s agent for coastal and marine resources in Matagorda County is Bill Balboa, according to Donnie Montemayor, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Corpus Christi. His appointment was effective March 17. Balboa, who has decades of experience in bay system ecology and coastal fisheries, is jointly serving the Texas Sea […]

Texas researcher: Peaches inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice

COLLEGE STATION – Lab tests at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have shown that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice. AgriLife Research scientists say that the mixture of phenolic compounds present in the peach extract are responsible for the inhibition of metastasis, according to the study, which was this month published in […]