News and Updates

Uprooting cancer to cultivate health

Uprooting cancer to cultivate health

Cancer afflicts about four of every ten people at some point in life, according to the National Cancer Institute. Texas A&M AgriLife Research has taken part in the worldwide efforts to eradicate this strikingly common and often deadly disease. “AgriLife Research has a broad mandate to help address food, fiber, and environmental issues facing Texans,” […]

Sustaining Life: new technology protects the national agriculture industry

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Phase II of the Enhanced Passive Surveillance project kicked off in Colorado After successful piloting in four states—Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas—the Enhanced Passive Surveillance (EPS) system will be piloted in all major animal industries and at least 15 states over the next three years. The National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease […]

Veterinary Assistant Training E-Pub Now Available

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Today, accessing expert information needed to master the knowledge and skills necessary to become a veterinary assistant is easier than ever. The Veterinary Science Certificate Program (VSCP) now offers an easy-to-download version of Veterinary Science: Preparatory Training for the Veterinary Assistant. Authored by Floron “Buddy” Faries, DVM, the 430-page book contains vital educational information for […]

Texas A&M researchers to study cowpea drought and heat tolerance

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Cowpeas, known as black-eyed peas in the U.S., are an important and versatile food legume grown in more than 80 countries. Texas A&M University scientists are working to map the genes controlling drought and heat tolerance in recent varieties. New and improved varieties of cowpeas have numerous adaptive traits of agronomic importance, such as 60-70 […]

International researchers Nuradji and Koynarski complete science program

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The National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (FAZD Center) acknowledged two international researchers with certificates of completion for their scientific studies conducted through a program jointly organized by the FAZD Center and the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. Harimurti Nuradji, DVM, Ph.D., from Indonesia, and Tsvetoslav Koynarski, Ph.D., from Bulgaria both […]

Quail Decline research awards announced

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Texas A&M AgriLife is wasting no time in putting legislatively mandated dollars to work to find the cause of the widespread loss of wild quail across Texas, officials said. “Quail research awards have been made and instructions given to the investigators,” said Dr. Jim Cathey, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist and project leader […]

Gardens in works to green up Texas A&M’s west campus

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Now that the Gardens and Greenway project at Texas A&M University is officially underway, it is garnering publicity from local media outlets, such as The Eagleand KBTX. Below is the article published on Dec. 2, 2013 in The Eagle: Garden in works to green up Texas A&M’s west campus By ALLEN REED allen.reed@theeagle.com It will be the backyard […]