News and Updates

AgriLife Research engineer develops real-time listeria biosensor prototype


Eventually, chip-based device should detect pathogen within minutes COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer and a Florida colleague have developed a biosensor that can detect listeria bacterial contamination within two or three minutes. “We hope to soon be able to detect levels as low as one bacteria in a 25-gram sample of […]

Canine Influenza: Now affecting Texas

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This spring, a new strain of Influenza virus was identified in dogs in Chicago and parts of the Midwest. Very recently, the strain was identified in a dog located in the Houston area that came to Texas from Chicago. This new strain was determined to be an H3N2, different from the canine Influenza strain H3N8, […]

Feds approve wider testing of spinach defenses against citrus greening disease


WESLACO  —  In a landmark step in the fight against citrus greening disease, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Southern Gardens Citrus’ application for an Experimental Use Permit under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. This allows Southern Gardens to move forward in its development of the possible use of a spinach protein […]

HEB establishes endowment for Texas A&M department of agricultural economics


COLLEGE STATION – An endowment has been established by HEB in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University to provide fellowships for students pursuing graduate degrees and research in the economics of food supply chain management. A reception was held recently on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. “This endowment paves the […]

AgriLife Extension supporting ‘Click It or Ticket’ efforts

Closeup of a young woman buckling up her seatbelt before driving her car

Expert: Pickup drivers among the half who do not wear seat belts COLLEGE STATION — While nine out of 10 Texans buckle up, too many drivers and passengers continue to risk injury or death by not using seat belts, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “According to the Texas Department of Transportation, of […]

Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility opens at Texas A&M University


COLLEGE STATION – The department of entomology at Texas A&M University celebrated the grand opening of the Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility in College Station May 4. The luncheon event featured remarks by the Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dr. Mark Hussey, and […]

TVMDL employees qualify for Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program


In April, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) as a designated shortage area for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). Thanks to this designation by the USDA, TVMDL now has another tool in its recruitment toolbox to aid […]

Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Dr. José Manuel Cabrera Sixto ’90 named Outstanding International Alumnus Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students presented the 2015 Texas A&M University Outstanding International Alumnus Award to Dr. José Manuel Cabrera Sixto, Class of […]

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


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


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 […]