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Great Plains grasslands, beef cattle production, rural economies challenged by climate variability

Mother Nature provided increasingly inconsistent precipitation for the Great Plains over the past decade, impacting grasslands, forage systems and beef production in the region—and scientists expect that trend to intensify.
29-Apr-2021 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Texas A&M AgriLife Research investigating phages to fight bacterial infection

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health, NIH, has awarded $2.5 million in grants to support research on bacteriophage therapy, and Texas A&M AgriLife Research is among the grant...
28-Apr-2021 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Texas A&M AgriLife Research study to focus on amino-acid radicals

Texas A&M AgriLife Research will study the function of amino-acid radicals, which are fundamental to both beneficial and harmful chemical reactions in living organisms.
26-Apr-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Table-to-farm approach will create healthier U.S. melon supply chain

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists at the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center in College Station are using a “table-to-farm” approach to create a safer, healthier and more sustainable melon supply chain in the U.S. by considering consumer...
15-Apr-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas A&M researchers leaders in study of COVID-19 blocking enzyme

Collaborative study shows K777 effective in combatting SARS-CoV-2 virus
12-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Breaking the infertility cycle: Sheep could show us the way

A Texas A&M AgriLife study with sheep may soon help address fertility problems in women, if it can discover ways to break the chain of generational transfer of polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS — one of the most common infertility disorders.
23-Feb-2021 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: ‘Hidden’ genes could be key in development of new antibiotics

A study from the Center for Phage Technology, part of Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, shows how the “hidden” genes in bacteriophages — types of viruses that infect and destroy bacteria...
5-Feb-2021 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

$3.9M project on self-deleting genes takes aim at mosquito-borne diseases

To control mosquito populations and prevent them from transmitting diseases such as malaria, many researchers are pursuing strategies in mosquito genetic engineering. A new Texas A&M AgriLife Research project aims to enable temporary “test runs”...
27-Dec-2020 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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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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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AgriLife Extension to offer three prescribed fire workshops in May

Workshops to be at locations in Hunt, Mason, Sonora area The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will ...
06 May 2021

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Oak Trees still recovering from winter storm

Experts warn homeowners, landowners not to be hasty in removing trees Driving across Texas has been an inte...
06 May 2021

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Pandemic experiences of domestic protective equipment manufacturers focus of May 12 webinar

Texas A&M AgriLife-led Center of Excellence will address lessons learned Prior to the pandemic, the com...
06 May 2021

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High Plains Wheat Plot Tour takes to the fields May 20

In-person, Facebook Live broadcast updates will be provided While COVID-19 precautions may limit some activ...
06 May 2021

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Rock rose ornamental named newest Texas Superstar

Native Texas plant good for variety of ornamental uses Rock rose, a native ornamental plant long recognized...
06 May 2021

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Pecos County Brush Seminar on May 27 in Fort Stockton

Texas A&M AgriLife event to cover herbicides, brush strategies, prescribed burns The Texas A&M Agri...
06 May 2021

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Texas A&M study to evaluate bisphosphonate risk in young horses

‘Off-label’ use of product could do more harm than good A common practice within the horse industry mea...
05 May 2021

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AgriLife Extension offering early childhood educators virtual trainings

Two online sessions set for May, others monthly throughout 2021 The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Servic...
05 May 2021

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Annual Millersview Wheat Tour set May 6

Event features Texas A&M AgriLife experts, wheat plot demonstration The annual Millersview Wheat Tour w...
04 May 2021

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Chicken prices rising, supplies low

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 4, 2021 Poultry prices, especially prices for chicken breasts, have s...
04 May 2021