Rice experts worldwide to convene in Galveston March 1-4

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Lee Tarpley, 409-752-2741, ltarpley@tamu.edu Dr. Ted Wilson, 409-752-2741, lt-wilson@aesrg.tamu.edu GALVESTON — More than 400 rice scientists, industry representatives, consultants and growers are expected to gather in Galveston March 1-4 for the 36th Biennial Rice Technical Working Group meeting at Moody Gardens in Galveston, officials said. “We’re expecting scientists […]

AgriLife Researchers at Uvalde examine nitrogen fertilization for olive tree establishment

UVALDE – Researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde have completed initial investigations on nitrogen fertilization management for olive tree establishment in Texas. The two-phase study included both nursery/greenhouse and field experiment components. Dr. Daniel Leskovar, center director and Texas A&M AgriLife Research vegetable physiologist, and Dr. Yahia Othman, research […]

Drone-based land management meeting set Feb. 4 in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI – Technology is quickly developing to help ranchers, forage producers and others manage their resources with remote sensors mounted on drones and/or tractors, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists. Drones are also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. When sensors are attached they are known as UASs or unmanned aerial systems. […]

Tastier, tougher tomatoes and spinach being developed for South Texas

WESLACO  –  The revival of the once thriving vegetable production industry in South Texas will begin with the development of new tomato and spinach varieties designed to perform well in the area’s harsh conditions, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Carlos Avila, a vegetable breeder at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and […]

Davies honored by International Plant Propagators’ Society

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Fred Davies, 979-422-9434, f-davies@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Fred T. Davies of College Station was recently awarded the 2015 International Award of Honor by the International Plant Propagators’ Society. He is a Regents Professor Emeritus, Senior Borlaug Fellow in Horticulture and AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M […]

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers receive cancer prevention research award

Chapkin, three others receive award to investigate colorectal cancer prevention COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Robert Chapkin, distinguished professor, Regents Professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow in the department of nutrition and food science, and three other Texas A&M researchers have received a research award for prevention and early detection of cancer. The award […]

Winter Garden producers discuss issues at Texas A&M AgriLife center in Uvalde

UVALDE – At a recent briefing and presentation at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Uvalde, center personnel met with area producers to discuss critical issues facing the agribusiness and produce sector in the Texas Winter Garden, plus new opportunities for vegetable crops regionally and statewide. “Some of the areas we addressed […]

Dallas scientist leads pineapple genome sequencing

Contact: Dr. Qingyi Yu, 972-952-9225, QYu@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS — An international effort, led by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Dallas, to sequence the pineapple’s genome has unlocked information about the fruit’s drought tolerance, the way it converts light to energy and what those characteristics could mean for the future of world food production. Seventy […]

Texas A&M signs agricultural agreement with Santa Cruz, Bolivia

COLLEGE STATION  —  Several entities of The Texas A&M University System have signed a memorandum of agreement with the state of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to train Bolivian students in the latest agricultural technologies, according to officials. The five-year agreement calls for collaborative research in agriculture, livestock and life sciences “to benefit the people of Santa […]