Texas A&M’s Baltensperger to lead Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

AMES, Iowa – Dr. David Baltensperger, head of the soil and crop sciences department at Texas A&M University, was recently elected as the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, or CAST, president-elect for 2019-2020. CAST is composed of scientific societies and many individual, student, company, nonprofit and associate society members. The organization’s board of directors […]

Texas A&M’s Murray finalist for Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

NEW YORK – Dr. Seth Murray, Eugene Butler Endowed Chair and Texas A&M AgriLife Research corn breeder at Texas A&M University in College Station, is a finalist for the prestigious Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists. The honor is presented by the New York Academy of Sciences and recognizes America’s most innovative young scientists and […]

Texas A&M AgriLife unveils plans for state-of-the-art robotic greenhouse facility

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife unveiled plans May 22 for a multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse that will utilize advanced sensor technology to enhance agricultural crops in the areas of crop health, yield, nutrition, temperature, drought stress and other environmental conditions. “Global population growth coupled with consumer demands for more nutritious food calls […]

Texas A&M student recognized as Borlaug Scholar by plant breeders association

COLLEGE STATION – Sarah Marsh, a senior student at Texas A&M University, is one of 12 students recognized by the National Association of Plant Breeders, or NAPB, in the 2019 class of NAPB Borlaug Scholars. “The NAPB Borlaug Scholarship awards are given to exceptional students aspiring to a careers in plant breeding and genetics and […]

Quadros joins AgriLife Research in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — Dr. Danilo “Dan” Quadros has been hired as a postdoctoral research associate for Texas A&M AgriLife Research, San Angelo. He will be working with Dr. Travis Whitney, AgriLife Research livestock nutritionist, San Angelo. “The Texas A&M University System, through the AgriLife system, is recognized worldwide for its cutting-edge research and the quality […]

Texas A&M student identifies unique 5-million-year-old rhino species

COLLEGE STATION – Rhinoceros don’t roam the prairies of Texas today, and some might not even know they once roamed the Great Plains. But one Texas A&M University student knows about rhinos: she’s identified unique specimens from fossilized remains found in the mountains of Tennessee dating back almost 5 million years. Rachel Short, a doctoral […]

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers gain ground in rose rosette battle

COLLEGE STATION — A comprehensive national effort among 30 industry and academic entities led by Texas A&M is gaining ground in the battle against rose rosette. The disease has claimed an estimated $40-$50 million in rose industry losses alongside thousands of jobs, researchers said. The team has tracked the disease across the U.S., developed new […]

AgriLife Research study shows poultry gut health improved under fewer light hours

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists found that poultry producers can increase flock health and reduce dependence on antibiotics simply by turning out the lights. Fewer antibiotics may be necessary in commercial poultry operations according to a research study by AgriLife Research scientists Dr. Anne-Sophie Charlotte Hieke, microbiologist, and Dr. Giri Athrey, avian […]