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Working Smarter, Not Harder: Pragmatic Approaches to Biofuels

Working Smarter, Not Harder: Pragmatic Approaches to Biofuels

What happens when the world runs out of petroleum fuel? Petroleum fuels are a finite resource. Though there are differing opinions on when exactly these fuels will run out, there is no question that they will eventually be depleted. Thankfully, Dr. Sandun Fernando, an associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, is on a quest […]

Texas Quail Index takes flight

Texas Quail Index Takes Flight

The Texas Quail Index, a statewide effort by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to monitor wild quail population dynamics,has taken full flight, said the effort’s coordinator. “There are going to be more ears cocked skyward listening to the bobwhite’s iconic whistle this month than ever before,” said Dr. Dale Rollins, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist […]

Texas A&M AgriLife No. 1 nationally in agricultural research expenditures


Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872,  Contact: Dr. Craig Nessler, 979-845-8486, COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research was ranked No. 1 in agricultural sciences expenditures for fiscal year 2012, the latest year for which figures are available, according to the National Science Foundation. The agency, part of the Texas A&M University System, accounted for more than […]

Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Graham receives Texas A&M AgriLife Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award Dr. Charles W. Graham has received the Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award from Texas A&M AgriLife – the highest individual honor given to individuals demonstrating outstanding […]

Training Our Own: Students Explore Diagnostic Services

Training Our Own: Students Explore Diagnostic Services

TVMDL offers students the opportunity to explore diagnostic services, knowledge of immense benefit in clinical practice as well as opening the door for future employment opportunities. While there is an academic framework to teach the fundamentals of veterinary diagnostic testing, the classroom alone cannot completely prepare professionals to succeed in a high volume, multidisciplinary lab […]

Now Offered from TVMDL: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus PCR


The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in Amarillo now offers a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). The PEDV PCR allows TVMDL diagnosticians to detect the virus from feces or intestine specimens. The test cost is $25 in state and $30 for out-of-state testing, and the test is now […]

USDA conference an eye-opener for graduate student

USDA conference an eye-opener for graduate student

By: Olga Kuchment On February 22, Jose Luis Perez took a trip that helped him meet professionals in his chosen career and reinforced his feeling that he was headed in the right direction. He applied and was selected as the only student from Texas A&M University to attend the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Outlook […]