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 […]

Combined Vegetable and Wheat Field Day set for May 18 in Uvalde

UVALDE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde will present a Combined Vegetable and Wheat Field Day from 7:30 a.m. 1 p.m. May 18. The program will be held at the center, 1619 Garner Field Rd., and will begin with registration from 7:30-7:55 a.m. to include coffee and breakfast tacos provided […]

Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga announced

COLLEGE STATION – The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A&M AgriLife Research.            The report, in Genome Announcements, comes after almost seven years of research, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, AgriLife Research biochemist and principal investigator in College Station. […]

Citrus grower education program slated for May 9 in Mission

MISSION – An educational program for Rio Grande Valley citrus growers on the practical aspects of new water conservation technologies will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 9 at the Lone Star Citrus Growers headquarters, 9625 N. Moorefield Road, Mission. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the citrus growers’ packing house. The program […]