Some of the world’s most beloved plants — coffee, bananas, potatoes, chrysanthemums and roses, to name a few — could be made even better, but the complexity of their chromosomes either stumps or stifles scientists who study them. A meeting has...
18-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
More than $4.4 million is being funded to discover ways to improve the U.S. melon industry to enhance the sustainability and profitability of melon production, emphasizing consumer preferences and industry-driven needs
13-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
The most popular flowering shrub in the U.S. has a new ally in a fight against a new, devastating exotic pest.
A $3.3 million grant will fund the study “Systematic Strategies to Manage Crapemyrtle Bark Scale” led by the Texas A&M AgriLife...
11-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
COLLEGE STATION – Finding sustainable markets for gin trash, wood chips and other waste products could be viable in producing more electrical power for a growing global population, according to researchers.
A demonstration was held recently on...
7-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Documents, books and similar items soaked and muddied in the potentially sewage-laden flood waters produced by Hurricane Harvey may be salvageable with the use of electronic beam technology.
29-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
A research facility in Beaumont, Texas, has been inviting middle and high school teachers to a daylong workshop for four years. It’s an effort to teach so-called STEM courses — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — via agriculture
3-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Within five years, consumers may begin using a device smaller than a flip phone to monitor the air, test their food or diagnose what germ caused an upset stomach. And the root of this capability points to what now is only for scientists — genome...
13-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Researchers have figured out how a once-defeated bacterium has re-emerged to infect cotton in a battle that could sour much of the Texas and U.S. crop.
And it boils down to this: A smart bacteria with a sweet tooth.
22-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
With the probability of extensive rain and high winds throughout much of the state from the resurgence of Tropical Depression Harvey, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are asking Texans to take measures to prepare their houses, farms...
24-Aug-2017 3:15 PM EDT
Texas potato growers may be few in number, but their spuds hit a market window that brings a premium each year at harvest. Now, a new potato scientist for Texas A&M AgriLife Research plans to pack even more value into the commodity through...
23-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Today’s news is flooded with reports on Zika; none of them good…until now.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research has fielded a Zika team led by two scientists who joined the department of entomology at Texas A&M University.
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