AgriLife Research receives USDA-NIFA grant for phenotyping tool development

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research will receive $490,000 over a three-year period as part of an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, project grant to develop analytical tools and determine if these can help select superior corn varieties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded the grant funds, which […]

Texas A&M institute adopts new name, continues same mission

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M institute dedicated to solving complex natural resource challenges through discovery, engagement, innovation and land stewardship has changed its name but not its mission, according to the institute’s director. What was formerly the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources is now the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, or NRI. […]

Texas A&M AgriLife officials: Unmanned air systems could boost crop production

DALLAS — Unmanned aircraft systems, known as drones or UAS, could be an important tool in boosting agricultural production to accommodate a roughly 30 percent global population increase to 9 billion people by 2050. That was the message delivered by Bob Avant at the 2017 Texas UAS Summit May 10 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison […]

Texas A&M Students showcase global design learning projects

COLLEGE STATION – A culmination of two semesters of work designing and implementing engineering systems to solve community problems was showcased recently as part of the Global Design Team capstone program offered by Texas A&M University’s department of biological and agricultural engineering. The capstone class spans fall and spring semesters and provides undergraduate students with […]

Thousands expected to attend Texas Unmanned Aircraft System Summit May 9-10

DALLAS — A number of Texas A&M University System entities, including Texas A&M AgriLife Research, will join public, private and academic leaders from across the U.S.from May 9-10 in Dallas to showcase and discuss the current state and advancement of unmanned aircraft systems. The Texas UAS Summit coincides with AUVSI XPONENTIAL, an annual gathering that […]

Luling Foundation Field Day slated for May 18

LULING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Luling Foundation will present the 90th annual Luling Foundation Field Day on May 18 in Luling. The field day is an agricultural education event that includes presentations, demonstrations, exhibits and tours, said coordinators. The event is free and lunch is included. Registration will be at 7:30 […]