News and Updates

TVMDL breaks ground on state-of-the-art facility

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On Friday, November 14, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) broke ground on a 90,000-square-foot, $53-million facility in College Station. The much needed new building will house one of the largest veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the country, will allow the agency to continue to operate the most sophisticated diagnostic equipment available and conduct state-of-the-art testing to support veterinarians […]

Electron-beam technology a better way to sanitize ebola waste?

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COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Suresh D. Pillai doesn’t want to sensationalize the use of electron beam technology by solely talking about using it to sanitize ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater. However, he said, it could be much safer and more cost effective than methods used now. Pillai is a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist […]

AgriLife Research: Study shows drought-tolerant corn taps deeper soil profile

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AMARILLO – Continued water challenges for corn production on the Texas High Plains has Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists evaluating recent drought-tolerant hybrids from major seed companies.  They presented their information at the recent American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America international meeting in Long Beach, California.Dr. Qingwu Xue, AgriLife […]

Texans celebrate Arbor Day at the State Capitol

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Nov. 7, 2014 – AUSTIN, Texas – Texans from around the state converged at the state capitol Friday to celebrate Texas’ 125th State Arbor Day. With shovels in hand, local and state officials ceremoniously put mulch around a newly-planted tree on the Capitol lawn, formalizing the celebration an d leaving a permanent place mark commemorating […]

Military caregiving an emerging issue

AgriLife Extension aids in Military Families Learning Network AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is leading the way to help caregivers for almost a quarter-million service members who have returned from recent military deployments with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression and other challenges. AgriLife Extension and the West Virginia University Extension […]

International nuclear official praises Texas A&M’s contributions

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When Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, made his first trip to the U.S. this week, Texas A&M was the first public university he visited. “Texas A&M is known globally as a university having very high technology including in the area of nuclear science and technology,” Amano said on Wednesday, […]

Fishy vegetable production methods explained through aquaponics

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COLLEGE STATION — If growing vegetables in a box with no soil and out of direct sunlight sounds a little fishy, well, it is. “Aquaponics” is a relatively new way of intensified farming that combines aquaculture and hydroponics, according to Dr. Joe Masabni of College Station, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist. “We are […]