Geographic information systems training scheduled July 22-23 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION–The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources will conduct an Introduction to ArcGIS 10 training course July 22-23 in College Station. The course will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days in Room 200 of the Centeq Building, 1500 Research Parkway in the Texas A&M University’s Research Park. The geographic information systems course teaches […]

Six Texas students win Peary Wilemon-National Cotton Ginners’ scholarships

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION — Six graduate and undergraduate students in the Texas A&M University biological and agricultural engineering department were recently awarded Peary Wilemon-National Cotton Ginners’ scholarships. All the awardees are from Texas, and received from $500 to $1,000 each, according to Dr. Calvin B. Parnell Jr., regents professor in the […]

Researchers discover ‘Trojan Horse’ method of penetrating cellular walls without harm

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, Contact: Dr. Jean-Philippe Pellois, 979-845-0101, COLLEGE STATION – Scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research have found a “Trojan horse” way to deliver proteins into live human cells without damaging them. The finding, published in this month’s Nature Methods, is expected to be easily adopted for use in medical research […]

Borlaug Institute helps revamp Indonesian tropical plant curriculum, expand industry

Project results are culmination of institute-led four-year collaboration INDONESIA — Universities and smallholder farmers of Indonesia continue to fight hunger and poverty together by building a stronger industry around the country’s tropical plants – the culmination of a four-year project led by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University, College Station, […]

Prevention, dietary adjustment show promise in fending off joint pain in young horses

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Josie Coverdale, 979-862-3654, COLLEGE STATION – A series of studies by researchers in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University suggest prevention is the best solution to prevent arthritis in young quarter horses. Dr. Josie Coverdale, associate professor in equine science, and Dr. Jessica Lucia, […]

Genomics and Society course at Texas A&M explores social, ethical and policy issues

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M University course is giving students a look at both social and policy issues related to genomics technology in agriculture. Philosophy 489/689 Genomics and Society is directed by three instructors – Dr. Penny Riggs, a faculty member in the department of animal science, philosophy professor […]

Wheat breeders, Julie Borlaug speak out on wheat research, world hunger

Consensus: Technology acceptance must come before 9 billion people can be fed Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Julie Borlaug, 214-597-1009 CHILLICOTHE – Feeding 9 billion people by 2050 will require scientific and technological advances in the area of agriculture, and that might include tools that lack acceptance by the general public at this time, according […]

Can wheat become a more ‘statewide’ crop?

Texas A&M AgriLife develops, field tests wheat varieties suitable for different regions COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife experts are hoping to grow greater interest in having agricultural producers plant wheat in some of the more “non-traditional” areas of the state for that particular crop. While wheat is the biggest field crop in Texas in […]