Texas A&M AgriLife unveils plans for state-of-the-art robotic greenhouse facility

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife unveiled plans May 22 for a multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse that will utilize advanced sensor technology to enhance agricultural crops in the areas of crop health, yield, nutrition, temperature, drought stress and other environmental conditions. “Global population growth coupled with consumer demands for more nutritious food calls […]

Texas A&M student recognized as Borlaug Scholar by plant breeders association

COLLEGE STATION – Sarah Marsh, a senior student at Texas A&M University, is one of 12 students recognized by the National Association of Plant Breeders, or NAPB, in the 2019 class of NAPB Borlaug Scholars. “The NAPB Borlaug Scholarship awards are given to exceptional students aspiring to a careers in plant breeding and genetics and […]

Quadros joins AgriLife Research in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — Dr. Danilo “Dan” Quadros has been hired as a postdoctoral research associate for Texas A&M AgriLife Research, San Angelo. He will be working with Dr. Travis Whitney, AgriLife Research livestock nutritionist, San Angelo. “The Texas A&M University System, through the AgriLife system, is recognized worldwide for its cutting-edge research and the quality […]

Texas A&M student identifies unique 5-million-year-old rhino species

COLLEGE STATION – Rhinoceros don’t roam the prairies of Texas today, and some might not even know they once roamed the Great Plains. But one Texas A&M University student knows about rhinos: she’s identified unique specimens from fossilized remains found in the mountains of Tennessee dating back almost 5 million years. Rachel Short, a doctoral […]

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers gain ground in rose rosette battle

COLLEGE STATION — A comprehensive national effort among 30 industry and academic entities led by Texas A&M is gaining ground in the battle against rose rosette. The disease has claimed an estimated $40-$50 million in rose industry losses alongside thousands of jobs, researchers said. The team has tracked the disease across the U.S., developed new […]

AgriLife Research study shows poultry gut health improved under fewer light hours

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists found that poultry producers can increase flock health and reduce dependence on antibiotics simply by turning out the lights. Fewer antibiotics may be necessary in commercial poultry operations according to a research study by AgriLife Research scientists Dr. Anne-Sophie Charlotte Hieke, microbiologist, and Dr. Giri Athrey, avian […]

Texas A&M AgriLife joins international NutriRECS consortium

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife has become the fifth and newest member of the NutriRECS international consortium. The goal of the consortium is to improve the methodology and rigor by which dietary guidelines are developed, establish a higher standard for providing nutrient and dietary guideline recommendations, and improve public policy and health outcomes. Dr. […]

A sex-determining gene might help guarantee better papaya production

DALLAS — A gene that dictates which of three sexes a papaya tree will become, before seed germination, could spur a leap in the ultra-nutritious crop’s production. This genetic discovery in sex determination would also move growers a little closer to profitable papaya production in controlled environments, like greenhouses, across the globe. Dr. Qingyi Yu, […]

No. 1 ranking in US for Texas A&M forensic, investigative sciences major

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University’s forensic and investigative sciences major in the department of entomology was named No. 1 out of the top 25 programs in the U.S. by Bachelor’s Degree Center, http://bit.ly/TAMUrankedNo1. The BDC took a look at cost, reputation, alumni salary, graduation rate and job placement rate to come up with their […]