Texas A&M-led study explores the role of estrogen in controlling Type 2 diabetes

COLLEGE STATION – The results of a recent Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study, “Estrogen Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Suppresses Gluconeogenesis via the Transcription Factor Foxo1,” can be found online in […]

Texas Well Owner Network training set for Feb. 22 in Marlin

MARLIN — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in the Falls County Courthouse, 125 Bridge St., County Court Room 110 in Marlin. The Well Educated training for private water well owners is free and open to the […]

Report reveals recommendations on maintaining trust in nutrition science

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University and director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, was part of a blue ribbon panel that has released its recommendations on maintaining trust in nutrition science. The panel was part of the American Society for Nutrition, which has published […]

Scientists strategize for better conservation plans

COLLEGE STATION – Endangered and invasive species may be better managed in the future with new techniques outlined by a Texas A&M University scientist and others. Texas A&M department of wildlife and fisheries research scientist Dr. Hsiao-Hsuan “Rose” Wang and four international researchers teamed up during the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis to […]

Producer drought management to be focus of Feb. 19 program in El Paso

EL PASO – An educational program called “Managing Under Drought: Water Management Information for Growers in the Middle Rio Grande” will be offered Feb. 19 in El Paso. The program is free and will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in El Paso, 1380 A&M Circle. The Texas […]

Integrating center pivot irrigation control technologies goal of Texas A&M study

BUSHLAND – New center pivot irrigation technologies are only beneficial if they are being used, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer in Amarillo. Thomas Marek is leading a team from Texas A&M AgriLife and Texas A&M University to ensure the latest advancements in agricultural irrigation management can be readily integrated for applications in […]

Gov. Abbott, Dallas, Fort Worth mayors recognize retiring AgriLife specialist

DALLAS — Dr. Dotty Woodson, over 30 years with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, curated and disseminated a wealth of knowledge covering the facets of sustainable landscapes and gardening. She retires from Texas A&M AgriLife Jan. 30 on the heels of congratulatory farewells from Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas A&M administration and the mayors of […]

Texas State Chemist Office continues aflatoxin assistance in Kenya

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Tim Herrman, state chemist and professor at Texas A&M University in College Station, and academia representatives from Kenya recently conducted a workshop with dignitaries from Meru County, Kenya to collaborate in developing a plan to manage aflatoxin. The workshop included assembly members, executives of agriculture and public health agencies and private […]

Food diversity studies give Aggies taste of different cultures, religions

COLLEGE STATION – Students at Texas A&M University in College Station are getting a taste of other cultures by learning about diverse foods, including those considered “fitting and proper” for various religious and ethnic groups. “Kosher and halal are terms that apply to foods deemed acceptable to and properly prepared for adherents to Jewish and […]

Grain sorghum irrigation water-use efficiency dependent on weather conditions

VERNON – Grain sorghum production is highly susceptible to changes in climatic conditions, more so than to different irrigation regiments a producer might implement on the crop, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research modeling study. The results of the study, “Simulation of efficient irrigation management strategies for grain sorghum production over different climate variability […]