Circadian clock discovery could help boost water efficiency in food plants

DALLAS — A discovery by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists in Dallas provides new insights about the biological or circadian clock, how it regulates high water-use efficiency in some plants, and how others, including food plants, might be improved for the same efficiency, possibly to grow in conditions uninhabitable for them today. The scientists in […]

RNA discovery could help boost plant drought, salt tolerance

DALLAS — Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists have discovered a ribonucleic acid, or RNA, that can increase the thale cress plant’s resistance to stress from drought and salt. The discovery could help illuminate a new pathway to engineering drought- and salt-tolerant plants, including food crops, said Dr. Liming Xiong, AgriLife Research associate professor, Dallas. The […]

Texas A&M AgriLife celebrates 50 years at Overton Research and Extension Center July 12

OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton will celebrate 50 years as the agricultural science and education headquarters for East Texas on July 12. A ceremony is planned at 1:15 p.m. at the center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053, to recognize the half-century of research that has helped guide cattle, […]

Searcy selected incoming president-elect of the American Society of Ag and Biological Engineers

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Stephen Searcy, head of the biological and engineering department at Texas A&M University, College Station, has been selected as the president-elect of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Searcy will begin a three-year term at the close of the 2016 international meeting July 17-20 in Orlando, Florida. He will […]

Landscape Irrigation Auditing and Management Short Course April 5-6 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – A Landscape Irrigation Auditing and Management Short Course is scheduled for April 5-6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294. The workshop will be conducted by the Texas A&M School of Irrigation-Irrigation Technology Program in cooperation with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office […]

AgriLife biofuels researcher receives Vice Chancellor’s Award and Faculty Fellow designation

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Sergio Capareda has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for his role in international involvement. The Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. The award was presented Jan. 14 at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M University […]

AgriLife Extension sprinkler system lab to receive certification

COLLEGE STATION – New lawn sprinklers have built-in pressure regulators, but how accurate are they? That’s the question he will soon be able to answer, said Charles Swanson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation specialist, College Station. Swanson manages the Irrigation Technology Programs Lab of the department of biological and agricultural engineering department at Texas […]

Texas crop, weather for Oct. 6, 2015

COLLEGE STATION — On Oct. 9-10, the Texas A&M University department of biological and agricultural engineering at College Station will celebrate its 100-year birthday, and you’re invited. Officially, the outdoor centennial event is called a “technology fair,” but that title could be misleading, said Russell McGee, Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer, College Station. There should […]

Class on high-strength wastewater systems set Oct. 26 -27 at AgriLife Center

TEMPLE – A two-day class, “Analyzing Wastewater Systems for High-Strength Waste and Hydraulic Loading,” has been set for Oct. 26-27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 720 East Blackland Road, Temple. Professional wastewater site evaluators, designers, installers, regulators, operation, maintenance and monitoring services providers can earn 16 continuing education units, said Dr. […]

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles workshop set Aug. 17-18

COLLEGE STATION – A “High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” workshop is scheduled Aug. 17-18 at the Gates Ballroom, Room 2400, in the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University Campus, College Station. Registration is limited to 250 people . Before July 31, the cost for graduated students is $20; for postdoctoral students, […]