Watermelon trial provides useful information for Texas producers

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service melon trials at the San Antonio Food Bank not only provided produce for those in need,but also important information for Texas agricultural producers. “We’ve been conducting these trials at the Urban Farm of the San Antonio Food Bank for four years,” said David Rodriguez, Texas A&M […]

Texas A&M entomologist hot on the trail to stop global locust devastation

COLLEGE STATION – From time immemorial, man has suffered from the devastation wrought by locust swarms of biblical proportions often visited on those least able to weather the plagues. But now a Texas A&M University entomologist at College Station with a passion for helping humanity is hot on the trail of pinpointing the cause that […]

Dallas turf breeder reelected to Texas A&M University System research council

DALLAS – Dr. Ambika Chandra, lead scientist of the turfgrass breeding program at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Dallas, has been reelected to a new three-year term representing Texas A&M AgriLife Research on the Texas A&M University System Council of Principal Investigators, or CPI. The CPI serves as an interface between researchers […]

Cochran Fellows from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan visit AgriLife center in Uvalde

UVALDE – A group of scientists, teachers, consultants, governmental and non-governmental representatives from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan recently visited the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde to learn how work being done there might be adapted in their countries. “The purpose of their visit was to learn how utilizing the strengths of the […]

Students continue education at summer STEM Camp in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – While other young people were involved in more typical summer vacation pursuits, some students continued their education at the recent STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — summer camp in San Antonio. More than 50 students from third to 10th grade participated in the free four-day camp held at St. John […]

USDA-NIFA grant will help address water, agricultural challenges in Rio Grande Basin

COLLEGE STATION – A team of researchers representing various Texas A&M entities and the New Mexico Water Resources Institute has been awarded a $5 million four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address water challenges in the Rio Grande Basin. The grant will help researchers from the […]

Mussel woman: Researcher looks into declining Texas mussel populations

DALLAS – Jennifer Morton hovers methodically over a row of clear, water-filled containers on a tight-spaced industrial shelving system. She plucks a mollusk from one of the containers, observing the specimen as part of a study on freshwater mussel tolerances. The activity is part of an ongoing effort at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and […]