News and Updates

Former Student to be Named “Sub-Chief” of West African Village

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ACCRA, GHANA – On June 5, 2015, the community of Adarkwa, Ghana, will hold a traditional ceremony to honor John Romo as Nkosuohene, a sub-chief title part of the customary Akan chieftaincy. The Nkosuohene is the leader for progress and development of a community, and it is rare for a foreigner to be given the […]

Research seeks early detection of wheat streak mosaic virus

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AMARILLO – As spring growth of wheat begins, Texas A&M AgriLife Research studies indicate now might be the time to determine possible wheat streak mosaic virus infection and future management of the crop. During the past three years, the AgriLife Research plant pathology and crop physiology programs in Amarillo have concentrated studies on the occurrence […]

tvmdl.tamu.edu reveals new look Monday, April 13

TVMDL Launches new website look

On Monday, April 13, the TVMDL website launched a new look. Though it looks different, the site offers the same services to clients, including test search, shipping information and a link to the client portal. All submission forms are located on “Find a Form;” the information needed to deliver or ship a sample to one […]

From cockroaches to parasitic wasps, creepy crawlers are for kids

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COLLEGE STATION — A child calmly whispers all his life’s problems to the one who will listen. And in that moment, everything seems so much better. Perhaps the listener understands. Some days it seems like a crushing blow is around every corner.  After all, the one hearing this child’s woes is a bug. “I’ve seen […]

Sorghum silage a suitable alternative to corn silage, with proper management

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DIMMITT – Sorghum silage can provide an alternative to corn silage, but not all sorghum silages are equal, according to two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. Dr. Ellen Jordan, AgriLife Extension dairy specialist in Dallas, and Dr. Ted McCollum, beef cattle specialist in Amarillo, recently spoke at a sorghum educational meeting in Dimmitt. McCollum […]

College Creates New Climate Council

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The newly created College Climate Council aims to improve the working and learning atmosphere for all employees and students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Council was established to provide a new dimension of ensuring a supportive and inclusive climate for all to work, learn, and succeed. Made up of department heads, […]

AgriLife Research study opens doors for increases in Texas corn yields, aflatoxin resistance

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COLLEGE STATION – A ground-breaking Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led study on corn has identified useful gene variations for yield increases, drought tolerance and aflatoxin resistance that could make a real difference to Texas producers in the years to come, according to researchers. The study, titled “Genome Wide Association Study for Drought, Aflatoxin Resistance, and Important […]