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 […]

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. […]