Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, AgriLife Research approved for drone-based plant health study

CORPUS CHRISTI —  Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have received the state’s first permit to use drones to conduct agricultural research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Corpus Christi. Research will begin soon in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles — UAVs, sometimes called drones — that […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research retains No. 1 ranking in agricultural research expenditures  

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research was ranked No. 1 in agricultural sciences expenditures for fiscal year 2013, the latest year for which figures are available, according to the National Science Foundation. The ranking marks the second year in a row the agency has topped almost 200 universities nationwide, according to Dr. Craig Nessler, […]

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, […]