News and Updates

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


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


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


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 […]

Treatment of Canine Mitral Valve Disease Shows Promise

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Mitral valve disease accounts for approximately 75 percent of all canine heart disease, but a recently finished clinical trial shows that a potential treatment might help. The trial, titled “Evaluating Pimobendan In Cardiomegaly” (EPIC), is the largest clinical study ever to be conducted among dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD), the leading cause of […]

Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Blue Bell Execs, Clayton Williams, and Spouses Receive Texas A&M Foundation’s Highest Honor The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees on Feb. 25 recognized Evelyn and Ed Kruse, Verlin and Howard Kruse, and Modesta and Clayton […]

Protein Chemistry Lab director promotes research and education


Seventeen years ago, Dr. Larry Dangott was focused on his research career and had little interest in teaching. A decade later, he realized with surprise that mentoring students had become his favorite part of his job as a senior research scientist. His work as a mentor, collaborator, and scientist recently helped earn him a Vice […]

Akey named director at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

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COLLEGE STATION —  The Texas A&M System Board of Regents has named Dr. Bruce L. Akey director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Akey began as executive deputy director at the lab in June of 2014 and had served as interim director since September 2014. “Dr. Akey has shown outstanding leadership in veterinary […]

Rookie AgriLife Research scientist published in prestigious journal

The Plant Cell, Jan. 2015

WESLACO  —  A scientist hired earlier this year at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco is already gaining recognition by appearing on the cover of a highly respected scientific journal, according to other researchers there. Dr. Kranthi Mandadi, a molecular biologist who began his duties in January, is featured in the […]