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, 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 […]

Research shows Texas Grow! Eat! Go! interventions having positive impact on youth

COLLEGE STATION — Research has shown that efforts through the Texas Grow! Eat! Go! program have had a positive effect on improving the health and wellness of youth in the five participating Texas counties. The study is a five-year collaboration among AgriLife Extension, the University of Texas School of Public Health at the Austin Regional […]

Researchers discover control for devastating disease in Texas vineyards

COLLEGE STATION — A product that helped stop a 100-year-old battle with a cotton disease in Texas has been proven effective in stopping the same fungus from devastating vineyards, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist. “There are a lot of vineyards in Texas, both established vineyards and new ones, that are losing […]

Symposium discusses stress in animals, plants and humans

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – A symposium held recently at Texas A&M University in College Station examined the effects of stress on human, animal and plant health. The symposium was hosted by the Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society. Dr. Ron Randel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow, Overton, provided […]

Scientists to gather for multi-state Rice Technical Working Group meeting in Galveston

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, Contact: Dr. Lee Tarpley, 409-752-2741, GALVESTON — The 36th annual meeting of the Rice Technical Working Group will be March 1-4 in Galveston, according to Dr. Lee Tarpley, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist in Beaumont and program chair. The group meets every other year to provide for continuous […]

New vegetable research facility in Weslaco aims to rebuild produce industry

WESLACO  —   The Rio Grande Valley Vegetable Research and Education Building, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, was dedicated today toward helping Texas regain its dominance of the vegetable production industry. “Being a net importer of vegetables is not only unacceptable; it’s un-Texan,” said John Sharp, Texas A&M […]

Media Advisory: Ribbon-cutting, tours of the new Texas A&M AgriLife vegetable research facility

Media Advisory: Ribbon-cutting, tours of the new Texas A&M AgriLife vegetable research facility. What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony and opening tour of the Rio Grande Valley Vegetable and Education Building. When: Oct.15, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., including lunch served. Where: The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, 2415 E. Business 83, Weslaco. […]

Texas crop, weather for Oct. 6, 2015

Agricultural engineering centennial a ‘tip of the hat’ to the past and the future Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION — On Oct. 9-10, the Texas A&M University department of biological and agricultural engineering at College Station will celebrate its 100-year birthday, and you’re invited. Officially, the outdoor centennial event is called a “technology […]