Protein derived from cottonseed for human nutrition one step closer to reality

COLLEGE STATION – Cottonseed ground into flour to deliver protein to millions of people, a project to which Dr. Keerti Rathore has devoted more than half his professional career, is one step closer to reality. Rathore, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant biotechnologist in College Station, received word that Texas A&M’s “Petition for Determination of […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Nov. 6 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6 in San Antonio for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Medina River watershed. The workshop is free and open to the public. The morning […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research receives $2.2 million for biofuel research

COLLEGE STATION – A $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to Texas A&M AgriLife Research will help researchers investigate potential discoveries for waste products used in lignocellulosic biofuel production, turning them into valuable agents used in producing commercial products such as biodiesel and asphalt binding agents.   Dr. Joshua […]

Asian vegetable trial to determine market, production viability in Texas

OVERTON – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have teamed up for a year-long trial to test the feasibility and profitability of growing Asian vegetables in Texas. Trials will be held at AgriLife facilities in El Paso, Overton, Uvalde and Weslaco.  The study will include Drs. Genhua Niu, AgriLife Research […]

Precision agriculture, nutrition discussed during tour of AgriLife center in Temple

TEMPLE — Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor for agriculture and life sciences for the Texas A&M University System and acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, recently paid a visit to the Texas A&M AgriLife Blacklands Research and Extension Center in Temple for an overview research and extension efforts and tour of its facilities. Stover […]

AgriLife Research study: Fumonisin not detrimental to beef cattle diets

AMARILLO – Increasing levels of dietary fumonisin do not adversely affect feedlot cattle performance, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Amarillo. After a tumultuous 2017 corn season resulting in grain price discounts due to fumonisin, Dr. Jenny Jennings, AgriLife Research beef nutritionist in Amarillo, conducted a controlled beef cattle feeding study to […]

Texas A&M team proposes using research stations across U.S. for public STEM education

COLLEGE STATION – The general public and scientists are finding common ground at hundreds of biological field research stations across the nation, according to a Texas A&M University and Colorado State University study. In addition to offering logistical and research support to scientists doing field work, biological field stations provide informal science, technology, engineering and […]

Yuan appointed Chair of Synthetic Biology and Renewable Products at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Joshua Yuan, professor in the department of plant pathology and microbiology at Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, has been appointed as Chair of Synthetic Biology and Renewable Products. Dr. Clare Gill, interim executive associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M, made […]

Texas A&M’s Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture receives additional $12.5 million for research on small scale irrigation

COLLEGE STATION – The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, has received an additional $12.5 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development for the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Small Scale Irrigation. The Borlaug Institute is completing the fifth year of the competitively awarded cooperative agreement with USAID. […]

Row crop grower education program set for Oct. 16 in Weslaco

WESLACO – Lower Rio Grande Valley row crop growers have a chance to learn practical ways to maximize efficiency and productivity in furrow irrigated production at a half-day education program Oct. 16 in Weslaco. The Texas Water Resources Institute, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Water Development Board are co-hosting the program. […]