Forestry internship expands university, grade school students’ natural resources understanding

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Vogel, 979-845-5580, Jason_vogel@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – University students from across the nation interested in forest science can come to Texas A&M University for a summer of hands-on research and, in turn, take their new knowledge and share it with middle and high school students. The exchange of […]

Future Texas A&M crop breeding to place greater emphasis on marker-assisted technology

Expert: Advanced technology needed to feed and clothe growing population Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Baltensperger, 979-845-3041, dbaltensperger@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop scientists will make a strong push in the coming years to increase food and feed production using marker-assisted breeding programs, according to […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research honors Srinivasan with Faculty Fellow title

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan, 979-845-5069, r-srinivasan@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan, Spatial Sciences Laboratory director at Texas A&M University and a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, was honored with the title of Research Faculty Fellow at the recent Texas A&M AgriLife Awards Ceremony in College Station. AgriLife Research established […]

Texas A&M cotton study identifies fiber length, strength traits

Ongoing effort to utilize genotyping in cotton breeding advancements Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Wayne Smith, 979-845-3450, cwsmith@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences department and Texas A&M AgriLife Research are looking at using molecular tools as a solution to the world cotton market’s demand for longer, stronger fibers […]

Sandun Fernando receives Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for teaching

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Sandun Fernando of the Texas A&M University System’s biological and agricultural engineering department, College Station, has been awarded a 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in teaching. The award was presented Jan. 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held at Texas A&M University in College […]

Alfredo Erazo-Oliveras receives Vice Chancellor’s graduate assistant award

Contact: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Alfredo Erazo-Oliveras of College Station has received a Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the Graduate Assistant Researchcategory. The honor was presented Jan. 6 during the 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence Ceremony in College Station. Erazo-Oliveras is a graduate assistant in research for […]

Sacchettini receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for research

Contact: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jim Sacchettini, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and professor in the department of biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M University in College Station, has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for research. The honor was presented Jan. 6 during the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference in […]

Ibuprofen use leads to extended lifespan in several species, study shows

COLLEGE STATION — A common over-the-counter drug that tackles pain and fever may also hold keys to a longer, healthier life, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of multiple species, according to research published in the journal Public Library of Science-Genetics. “We first used baker’s yeast, […]

Feds may revise new food safety rules for irrigation water

WESLACO — Complaints from farmers nationwide have encouraged the Food and Drug Administration to take the almost unheard of act of revising landmark food safety laws that were scheduled to take effect soon, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service food safety expert. Dr. Juan Anciso, a horticulture specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Electron-beam technology a better way to sanitize ebola waste?

AgriLife Scientist: eBeam sanitization could be cheaper and ‘greener’ Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Suresh D. Pillai doesn’t want to sensationalize the use of electron beam technology by solely talking about using it to sanitize ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater. However, he said, it could be much safer and more […]