AgriLife Research, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas sign memorandum of understanding

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife Research and leadership from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics, or FMVZ, at Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, or UAT, in Tamaulipas, Mexico, have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize a longstanding research partnership supporting students and faculty in addressing transboundary issues in agriculture and natural resources. Texas […]

Advancing Texas events continue to reach Texans statewide

MCALLEN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Advancing Texas statewide roadshow promoting the vision of Texas A&M AgriLife recently held two events — one in Corpus Christi and one in McAllen. The Advancing Texas initiative is led by Patrick Stover, Ph.D., vice chancellor and dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M […]

Cotton leafroll dwarf virus discovered in Central Texas

WESLACO — A new viral disease of cotton found in recent years in several southeastern U.S. states has now been confirmed in Texas. The disease, cotton blue disease, was observed recently in a cotton field in Central Texas where multiple off-type plants were noted by a research group headed by David Stelly, Ph.D., a cotton […]

Urban Stream Processes and Restoration program set for Sept. 19 in McKinney

MCKINNEY – The Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute will host an Urban Stream Processes and Restoration Training from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19 in McKinney for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects in and around the Dallas area. The morning session will be at The Mill at East […]

Texas A&M AgriLife sorghum breeding program finds new West Texas home

AMARILLO – The longtime tradition of Texas A&M AgriLife having a sorghum breeding program in West Texas will continue, just in a new location, said Bill Rooney, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research sorghum breeder, College Station. Rooney, also the Borlaug-Monsanto Chair for Plant Breeding and International Crop Improvement in the Texas A&M Department of Soil […]

46th annual AgriLife Research Sheep and Goat Field Day, AgriLife Extension Texas Sheep and Goat Expo held in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO —  The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo held their annual sheep and goat events over the weekend, attracting over 300 participants.  Sheep and Goat Field Day The morning of Aug. 16, the 46th Sheep and Goat Field Day was held at the center. Attendees toured the center and […]

Ag and Wildlife Symposium Sept. 6 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will participate in an Ag and Wildlife Symposium hosted by the Hill Country Soil and Water Conservation District and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service on Sept. 6 in Lampasas.  This symposium will offer local landowners and land managers an opportunity […]

Texas A&M Turfgrass Field Day set Oct. 9 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — Registration for the Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day on Oct. 9 is open. The field day will be held at the Scotts-MiracleGro Lawn and Garden Research Facility, 3100 F&B Road in College Station. “This field day offers an opportunity for members of industry and the general public to see and […]

Newly discovered mussels may help refocus conservation efforts in Texas

DALLAS – A team of researchers recently discovered two new freshwater mussel species in Texas, which will likely impact current conservation efforts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “The discovery of the new mussel species Lampsilis bergmanni, Guadalupe Fatmucket, came out of a larger effort to better understand species’ […]