Texas A&M AgriLife Research to lead project to enhance spinach production, safety

UVALDE – Texas A&M AgriLife research will collaborate with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the University of California at Davis on a project to help agricultural producers and consumers through improving nitrogen use efficiency and food safety in spinach. The entities were recently awarded a $743,878 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for […]

AgriLife Research to study prenatal stress impacts in cattle

OVERTON – A $382,800 federal grant will fund research to identify the impacts of prenatal stress on beef cattle DNA, white blood cells, other tissue and subsequent changes in genetics related to temperament, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Ron Randel, AgriLife Research physiologist, said the three-year grant will finance research focused on […]

Texas A&M, PerkinElmer create leading public agriculture, life sciences genome platform

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and their internationally recognized Genomics and Bioinformatics Service are poised to change the face of agriculture-focused genomics. “We are excited to make this significant announcement on National DNA Day, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Human Genome Project,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “On […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Extension converge at EarthX April 20-22

DALLAS – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will showcase environmental initiatives in more than 2,400 square feet of display booth space at EarthX April 20-22. “The world’s largest environmental experience,” according to EarthX’s event website, takes place at Fair Park, Dallas. The three-day event includes an exposition, conference and […]

AgriLife Research team helping better understand causes of muscular dystrophy

COLLEGE STATION – Using fruit flies, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists may be one step closer to better understanding the pathological mechanisms of muscular dystrophy. The researchers say they hope their work could assist medical doctors in prescribing effective therapies in the future. According to Dr. Vlad Panin, a professor in the department of biochemistry […]

Scientists talk education, careers, family on ‘Women in STEM’ panel

FORT WORTH – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist took the podium at Tarrant County College-Trinity River Campus, imploring her audience of about 100 women, “never give up and never let anyone stop you from doing what you want to do.” The message from Dr. Dotty Woodson, Dallas, came as part of […]

Texas A&M scientist is among team to prove royalty among termites

COLLEGE STATION – Termites! Just the insects’ common name can strike fear in the hearts of most any homeowner, but a recently published work could go a long way in quelling some of those fears, said one of the authors.                 Dr. Ed Vargo, Endowed Chair in Urban and Structural Entomology at Texas A&M University, […]

AgriLife Research study examines humic substances as soil amendment

UVALDE – A recent study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde shows applying a soil amendment containing humic substances can positively affect vegetable growth and soil properties under different environments. The study, “Lignite-derived humic substances modulate pepper and soil-biota growth under water deficit stress,” […]

Women driving North Texas research seek sustainable solutions for urban living

DALLAS – Three women driving agricultural and ecological research in North Texas seek new solutions for sustainable urban and suburban living in 2018. “We look at agriculture and ecology in terms of how they can support urban human development such that it yields low or even positive impacts on our environments and ecosystems,” said Dr. […]

Youth get ‘buzz’ on bugs at Insect Expo in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS — More than 1,000 fourth-graders from New Braunfels and Comal independent school districts attended the recent two-day Insect Expo at the McKenna Children’s Museum in New Braunfels. “This event was presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in collaboration with these school districts and volunteer organizations,” said Wizzie Brown, AgriLife Extension entomologist, […]