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Hügelkultur: The Mound Method for Home Gardeners


A bedding system new to Texas – hügelkultur – is trending among home gardeners looking for low-maintenance ways to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist Dr. Joe Masabni.
16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Circadian Clock Discovery Could Help Boost Water Efficiency in Food Plants


A discovery by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists in Dallas provides new insights about the biological or circadian clock, how it regulates high water-use efficiency in some plants, and how others, including food plants, might be improved for...
6-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pecans Hit by Hurricanes, but Growers Hope to Encourage Use Beyond Winter Holidays


.Hurricanes may have taken a big bite out of the U.S. pecan crop this year, but that’s not likely to stop the annual fall flurry of pies, candies, cheeses and other delicacies made with the popular native nut, officials said.
9-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Citrus Planting Method Stops Bugs, Yields Additional Benefits


A planting design that outwitted a weevil in Texas citrus groves has yielded numerous other benefits for growers and brought better quality oranges and grapefruits to consumers, experts say.
25-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Stumped by Plants with Multiple Chromosomes Set January Meeting to Collaborate


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

Improving U.S. Melon Crop Focus of $4.4 Million Study at Texas A&M AgriLife Research


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

Crapemyrtle Pest to Be Targeted by $3.3 Million Grant to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension


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

Cotton Gin Trash Finding New Life for Electrical Power

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

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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

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

Texas A&M AgriLife Scientist: eBeam Sanitization of Ebola Waste Could Be Cheaper and ‘Greener.’


13-Nov-2014 3:20 PM EST

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