Three named Fellows in rare move by American Phytopathological Society

           COLLEGE STATION — Three Texas A&M University plant pathology and microbiology faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Phytopathological Society.            Drs. Charles Kenerley, Leland “Sandy” Pierson III and Karen-Beth Goldberg Scholthof were honored during the society’s recent annual meeting in Pasadena, California.            “It is rare to have three APS Fellows from the same […]

Being a graduate student away from a university can stink but in a good way

BEAUMONT — The whiff of stink bugs was expected. Walking through farm fields in southeast Texas, an entomologist mainly uses vision to spot insects and relies on years of education and field experience to mentally catalog which are good bugs and which will sicken a farmer’s crop into devastation. But stink bugs are different. They, […]

Youth organizations helping under-served kids ‘Imagine Science’

DALLAS – 4-H was one of four national youth organizations collaborating recently to help underserved middle-school age children in Dallas “imagine science” through free camps emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “Imagine Science is a collaboration between the National 4-H Council, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Girls Inc. and the National Council of the […]

Natural cocktail used to prevent, treat disease of wine grapes

COLLEGE STATION — It’s happy hour at a lab in College Station. The cocktail of choice, developed by scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, is one that stops or prevents the deadly Pierce’s disease on wine grapes. The discovery could turn a new leaf on the multimillion-dollar U.S. wine industry. Hear, hear. The study, published […]

Researchers: Second phase of dama gazelle study will focus on social interactions

UVALDE – In a second phase of research, scientists from Second Ark Foundation and Texas A&M AgriLife Research are again collaborating — this time to find out more about the social interactions of dama gazelles. VIDEO: Dama Gazelle Research — Phase II Dr. Elizabeth Cary Mungall, science officer for the Second Ark Foundation in Ingram, […]

Drones being honed to help farmers grow better crops

WESLACO  —  Farmers will be using drones in the near future to monitor and improve their crops to help feed a hungry world, say Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists who are now developing the technology. “Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, will soon play a major role in meeting the challenges of feeding a growing global […]

Texas A&M entities helping understand, monitor Chagas disease

SAN ANTONIO – To keep both animals and humans protected from Chagas disease, Texas A&M University System entities have been studying the parasite-host-vector interaction at sites in South Central Texas. Chagas is the common name for a disease transmitted by insects and animals that can cause severe symptoms, even death, in humans. It is responsible […]

Getting the right signals

Researchers: Some dietary bioactives can help ‘normalize’ cancer-producing cell signals COLLEGE STATION – Researchers in Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have proposed a “unified” way to explain the function of dietary bioactives in suppressing cancer-causing cell signaling. “Dietary bioactives are constituents in foods or dietary supplements — other than those needed […]

Improving resiliency, sustainability in urban communities

Grant to AgriLife Extension helping at-risk youth in Bexar, Harris counties   SAN ANTONIO — A five-year year, $670,000 grant from the Children, Youth and Families At-Risk, or CYFAR, program is helping improve the lives of young people and their families in low-income, inner-city communities in Bexar and Harris counties. “CYFAR supports comprehensive, community-based programs […]

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers investigate salmonella in Texas feedlots

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Matt Taylor, 979-862-7678, matthew.taylor@agnet.tamu.edu Dr. Jason Gill, 979-458-9286, jason.gill@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A study examining the presence of salmonella in beef cattle feedyards was the focus of a series of studies by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists and faculty in the department of animal science at Texas A&M […]