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Texas A&M cotton study identifies fiber length, strength traits


Ongoing effort to utilize genotyping in cotton breeding advancements Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences department and Texas A&M AgriLife Research are looking at using molecular tools as a solution to the world cotton market’s demand for longer, stronger fibers for spinning and weaving. Dr. Wayne Smith, associate soil and crops sciences department head […]

Texas Comptroller Hegar praises Texas A&M AgriLife service to state


New Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar told more than 600 people at the Texas A&M AgriLife conference this week that their example of honesty, character and integrity is what makes state legislators willing to listen to requests aimed at helping people across the state. Hegar, a former state senator from Houston, said information gleaned from Texas […]

Dog Owners Urged to Learn About Distemper Amid Outbreak

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 — The canine distemper outbreak that is centered in Amarillo, Texas, has only escalated since it began this summer. Canine distemper is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that is related to the measles virus that affects humans. Because the distemper virus has a high […]

Texas barbecue restaurant owners hear beef price forecast, discuss trends


COLLEGE STATION – Texas barbecue restaurant owners and managers met recently at Texas A&M University in College Station for a town hall meeting discussing meat trends and issues. The meeting was led by Dr. Jeff Savell, university distinguished professor, regents professor and E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal chairholder in the department of animal science at Texas A&M […]

Garden of Greatness 4-H club plants seeds for teens’ future


SAN ANTONIO – Jeremy Mann, 16, said teamwork and coordinating with other teenagers in the Garden of Greatness 4-H special interest, or SPIN, club in San Antonio were among the things he enjoyed most about participating in the youth development program that uses gardening to teach practical skills and life lessons. Mann, who attends Kipp […]

Beware of Holiday Toxins for Your Pets

Funny, cute and playful pug dog

The holidays are a joyous occasion, and often people include pets in festivities. The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL)has seen too many cases of pet poisoning related to the holidays. To keep your pet safe, TVMDL Toxicology Section Head Tam Garland, DVM, PhD, suggests keeping an eye on the following: Lethal food combinations: Maintaining […]

Behind the Bars of Teaching


Dr. Robert Strong, assistant professor in the department of agricultural leadership, education and communications, teaches an ALED 426 course that gives his students an out of the ordinary and high-impact learning experience. Dr. Strong takes his students to prison; but not because they have misbehaved in anyway. Dr. Strong has been partnering with the Women’s […]