News and Updates

Protecting the Red Sea’s Coral Reefs

Protecting the Red Sea’s Coral Reefs

The Red Sea is home to some of the world’s few remaining pristine coral reefs. These reefs are not only beautiful, but also extremely diverse with close to 300 species of hard coral recorded throughout the Red Sea. Of the 1,200 or so species of fish that call these reefs home, about 10% are found […]

TVMDL services support bovine Anaplasma marginale study published in Preventative Veterinary Medicine


The June issue of Preventative Veterinary Medicine features an article on “Seroprevalence of Anaplasma marginale in Texas Cattle.” The article is a collaboration between Texas A&M University System professionals: Thomas B. Hairgrove, DVM, and Ronald J. Gill, PhD, with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; Sandy Rodgers, MS, with the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic […]

AgriLife Extension gets nod for additional strawberry funding

AgriLife Extension gets nod for additional strawberry funding

To many, nothing says summer like a big bowl of cool, luscious ripe strawberries picked straight from the garden. But due to the scarcity of locally grown strawberries, that luxury is out of reach for most Texans. Now, thanks to a $92,267 grant provided by the Walmart Foundation, Texas grown strawberries could become as common […]

The Borlaug Institute Leads in Fight Against Hunger and Poverty in Indonesia

palm sugar farmer

Project closes, continues to build agricultural expertise, livelihoods in Indonesia INDONESIA — Universities and smallholder farmers of Indonesia continue to fight hunger and poverty together by building stronger industry around the country’s tropical plants – the culmination of a four-year project led by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University. The […]

Will Texas be in troubled waters?

Shark fin with water issues written on it: Population, demand, drought, use, etc.

As water demands increase, resources could run low. According to the Texas Water Development Board, water demand in Texas is projected to increase by 22 percent between 2010 and 2060. Given that supplies are likely limited, that means some tough choices are coming for Texans. If we do not plan and take appropriate actions, the […]

Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Meat Industry Hall of Fame Inducts Six New Members for 2014 Each year, the Members and the Hall’s Board of Trustees choose a new class of Inductees from among more than 75 nominations submitted by participants […]

East Texas Hosts 17TH Annual Wildfire Academy

East Texas hosts 17th annual wildfire academy

In the Lone Star State, 80 percent of wildfires occur within two miles of a community, and volunteer firefighters are considered the first line of defense for almost all of them. Those statistics underline the need for additional wildland firefighter training, and nearly 200 emergency responders from nine states will get just that at the […]