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‘Diesel nut’ development brings Texas A&M AgriLife, Chevron together

Peanut oil powered the world’s first diesel engine when it was premiered by Rudolf Diesel at the World Exposition in Paris in 1900. Now, a collaboration between Chevron and Texas A&M AgriLife is reviving the use of peanuts as a renewable feedstock...
20-Jul-2022 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial intelligence predicts algae potential as alternative energy source

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are using artificial intelligence to set a new world record for producing algae as a reliable, economic source for biofuel that can be used as an alternative fuel source for jet aircraft and other...
14-Mar-2022 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AgriLife Research scientist pushing bounds of future farming

Automation, artificial intelligence and robotics represent potentially monumental changes for agriculture’s future, and Azlan Zahid hopes his research will spearhead that evolution for urban farming.
18-Oct-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adapting crops for future climate conditions

With crops, farmers will adapt — they always have and always will. To help this adaptation, however, a Texas A&M AgriLife research project has used artificial intelligence modeling to determine what traits cultivars will need to be successful...
18-Oct-2021 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Regenerative agriculture evaluation gets underway in Texas and Oklahoma

From carbon sequestration to greenhouse gas emissions to cover crops, this fall a team of Texas A&M AgriLife faculty and others will begin evaluating the impacts of regenerative agriculture in semi-arid ecoregions in Texas and Oklahoma.
7-Oct-2021 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New fish identified after years in scientific studies

Kevin Conway, Ph.D., is among a team of three who have discovered and classified a fish that has been swimming in the tanks of neuroscientists for years.
5-Oct-2021 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A new view of Parkinson’s disease

More than 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson’s disease, which is progressively debilitating and, at present, incurable. Now, Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have found a new way to study the disorder’s progression on a molecular level....
5-Oct-2021 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Saving the Great Plains with prescribed fire, mixed grazing

Rangelands in the Great Plains, and the ranchers who depend on them, are losing battles against an invasion of brush and shrubs on historical grasslands.
24-Sep-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Can you get salmonella from your backyard chickens?

For those with backyard poultry, like chickens or ducks, a Texas A&M AgriLife expert encourages taking precautions against salmonella exposure as cases spike across the U.S.
24-Aug-2021 3:05 PM EDT

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26-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT

Economist: Marketing Plans Can Help Central Texas Farmers Capitalize on Grain Markets

The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such as soybeans would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
15-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research to Lead Project to Enhance Spinach Production, Safety

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...
15-May-2018 4:40 PM EDT

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Women Driving North Texas Research Seek Sustainable Solutions for Urban Living

Three women driving agricultural and ecological research in North Texas seek new solutions for sustainable urban and suburban living in 2018.
8-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST

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Texans Should Prepare for Flooding, High Winds From Harvey

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

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Texas Potato Researcher Plans to Pack More Value Into the Crop

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

New AgriLife Research Scientists Take Aim at Zika

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.
2-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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Home canning and recipe class set Oct. 15 in Waco

Water bath, pressure canner techniques taught The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hosting a hom...
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Turfgrass field day set Oct. 12 in College Station

Selection and management program focus The Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day will be held Oct...
30 Sep 2022

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Bexar County Forage Testing Campaign open through Oct. 31

Reduced fee of $5 per sample The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County is current...
30 Sep 2022

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Hale/Swisher Cotton Field Day set Oct. 6 near Kress

Discussion surrounds sustainable West Texas cotton production The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ...
29 Sep 2022

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Wildfire activity possible for multiple areas of the state

Dry conditions increasing with lack of rainfall The Texas A&M Forest Service fire analysts warn of wild...
29 Sep 2022

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Master Gardener advanced training set Nov. 1-3 in Tyler

Will focus on Texas Superstar, Earth-Kind environmental education The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serv...
29 Sep 2022

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Family and community health agent receives Hall of Fame award

AgriLife Extension agent inducted due to commitment, dedication, effective leadership   Kathy Farrow, ...
29 Sep 2022

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Ranch Management University set for Oct. 24-28 in College Station

Registration now open with limited seating Ranch Management University, scheduled Oct. 24-28 at Texas A&...
29 Sep 2022

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When country ants go to town

An ant on a plant leaf. The post ...
29 Sep 2022

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Agriculture support programs event set Oct. 13 in Electra

Program details, eligibility, deadlines to be covered The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will pre...
29 Sep 2022