Hybrid wheat breeding gets almost $1 million USDA investment

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeders will continue to build on their development of hybrid wheat varieties through a joint grant with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the International Wheat Yield Partnership are jointly funding a three-year grant for $975,000. The […]

Public wheat breeder consortium to be developed by USDA grant

AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Research’s wheat genetic and breeding programs will have genes in play when a multi-state, multi-agency project establishes a nationally coordinated consortium to advance wheat yields. The Wheat Coordinated Agricultural Project, titled “Validation, characterization and deployment of QTL for grain yield components in wheat,” is a five-year project jointly funded by […]

Afghanistan trip offers insight for West Texas AgriLife Research scientist

SAN ANGELO – Afghanistan and West Texas have more in common than one might imagine, noted a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, fresh from a trip to the South Asian country.   Dr. John Walker, AgriLife Research resident director at San Angelo, was among a group that traveled to Afghanistan in mid-September to participate in […]

Cotton, grain outlook update discussed at Texas A&M tailgate event

COLLEGE STATION – International influences on cotton and grain markets were featured in seminar presentations at the recent Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate event prior to the Texas A&M-UCLA football game. The presentations were held at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. Dr. John Robinson, Texas A&M […]

New Texas A&M center to protect key international coffee industry

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University administrators and researchers are stepping up efforts to protect a worldwide multibillion dollar-a-year industry. Coffee is the main source of income for about 100 million people across the globe. The industry has a retail value estimated at $30-32 billion for the United States alone, reaching $170 billion worldwide, according […]

Twenty-four business professionals selected for Texas agricultural leadership program

COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-four individuals have been selected for the Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership program Class XV. The two-year program, led by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is an intensive study of agriculture worldwide that equips people in the agriculture industry to become leaders in their fields, according to Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, program director, […]

Randel recognized by American Brahman Breeders Association with Friend of the Year award

HOUSTON — Dr. Ron Randel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research physiologist, received the American Brahman Breeders Association Friend of the Year award during the Houston Livestock and Rodeo’s International Brahman Show earlier this year. Randel is based at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton and oversees several projects focused on the reproductive […]

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

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. “This is an opportunity to recognize the importance of soil science […]

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

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 scientists to share their research on high-throughput phenotyping, genomic selection and breeding for host plant resistance, […]