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 […]

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 […]

Study shows ‘precision nutrition’ may help prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

COLLEGE STATION – A study led by researchers from the Texas A&M University System and Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, or CTVHCS, shows how a protein known as STING could be a therapeutic target for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD. The study, “Expression of STING Is Increased in Liver Tissues from Patients with […]

Texas A&M turfgrass, landscape field day set Oct. 10 in Dallas

DALLAS — An Oct. 10 turfgrass and landscape field day for professionals and enthusiasts will offer industry networking opportunities, research facility tours and technical discussions by Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and specialists. The event will be from 7 a.m.-2 p.m at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, 17360 Coit Road. Sixteen […]

Texas A&M vice chancellor: Agriculture must battle chronic disease

DALLAS — Urban residents making up some 80 percent of the U.S. population remain disconnected from agricultural food sources and are increasingly afflicted by nutrition- and diet-related chronic disease, said Dr. Patrick Stover, Texas A&M University System vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences. “About half of U.S. adults are acquiring some type […]

AgriLife Research’s Marek recognized with ASABE John Deere Gold Medal

DETROIT – Thomas Marek is the 2018 recipient of the John Deere Gold Medal, recognized for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of lysimetry, evapotranspiration, irrigation system technologies and water resource management in agriculture. Marek, Regents Fellow and senior research engineer with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo, received the honor from the American Society […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research, consortium receive federal grant for citrus greening research

WESLACO – A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist at Weslaco will lead a consortium of researchers in major citrus fruit producing regions to conduct high-throughput screening in discovering antimicrobials that could prevent citrus greening. Citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing disease, has devastated citrus fruit crops in Florida and has made its way to Texas […]

Scientists discover potential therapy for human copper metabolism disorders

COLLEGE STATION – Individuals with defects in copper metabolism may soon have more targeted treatment options thanks to a discovery by a research team led by Dr. Vishal Gohil of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station. A paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences at http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/17/1806296115 reports that an investigational anticancer-drug, […]

eBeam technology at Texas A&M tested in commercial-use study

COLLEGE STATION – By the end of summer, more than one million 5-pound boxes of imported mangos will be treated for possible invasive pests by electron beam, which irradiates fruits and vegetables at low doses to sterilize them, said Dr. Suresh Pillai, director of the National Center for Electron Beam Research at Texas A&M University […]

New AgriLife Extension specialist touts turfgrass practices for environmental, human health

DALLAS — Efficient varieties and informed management practices can help Texans make the most of turfgrasses’ natural human health and environmental benefits, said the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new turfgrass specialist. Dr. Lindsey Hoffman assumed her post at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas July 9. She said her public […]