Soil security vital for the health, wealth of the world

Consensus: It’s more than just ‘dirt’ and needs to be protected Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cristine Morgan, 979-845-3603, cmorgan@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The general public may not be as tied to the land as they once were, but scientists want them to see more than “dirt” when they view the precious commodity […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas A&M to host Global Soil Security Symposium on May 19-21

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cristine Morgan, 979-845-3603, cmorgan@ag.tamu.edu Andrea Koch, andrea.koch@sydney.edu.au COLLEGE STATION – The Global Soil Security Symposium will be held May 19-21 on the Texas A&M University campus as a part of the declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s […]

Inaugural Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium set Feb. 19

On-campus and webinar attendance offered Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Brian Pfeiffer, pfeiffer@tamu.edu or pbsymposium@gmail.com COLLEGE STATION – The theme of the inaugural Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium, to be held Feb. 19, is “Plant Breeding in the Modern Era.” The one-day research conference for plant breeding, genetics and related sciences will allow world-renown […]

Texas A&M to host Global Soil Security Symposium on May 19-21

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cristine Morgan, 979-845-3603, cmorgan@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Global Soil Security Symposium will be held May 19-21 on the Texas A&M University campus as a part of the declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Global Soil Partnership. […]

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 […]

Expert: Texas agriculture to benefit from normalized U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Efforts to normalize U.S. and Cuba diplomatic relations will have potential positive implications for Texas agriculture, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Parr Rosson, who heads the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University in College Station, […]

Weiner Endowment for International Excellence established at Texas A&M ag economics

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Weiner Endowment for International Excellence has been established in the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University to further enhance study abroad programs and advanced degree offerings, according to Dr. Parr Rosson, department head. Brian and Tina Weiner of San […]

‘Texas-bred’ wheat traits headed to Africa

AgriLife Research study develops international collaboration to fight drought Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Shuyu Liu, 806-677-5600, SLiu@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, jcrudd@ag.tamu.edu Silvano Ocheya, sassanga@neo.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas-bred wheat, by way of Amarillo and College Station, will find tiny bits of itself in new breeds of […]

Murano named director of Texas A&M AgriLife’s Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Elsa Murano, professor and president emerita of Texas A&M University, has been named director of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. She had been interim director since June 2012. “It is a great honor to be named director of an organization whose mission is to help improve the lives of […]

2014 Texas cotton crop expected to be steady

Large world supply of cotton expected to keep prices down Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Robinson, 979-845-8011, jrcr@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Supply is the controlling factor of cotton prices heading into harvest season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton marketing economist in College […]