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Texas A&M to break ground on 7-acre outdoor classroom

1. Rose Bed* 2. Mexican Heritage Garden 3. Wine Grape Vineyard* 4. German Heritage Garden* 5. Butterfly and Bee Garden 6. Grand Arbor 7. Texas Superstar® Garden* 8. Homestead9. Herb Garden 10. Century Oak II* 11. Citrus Grove* 12. Pavilion Terrace* 13. Pavilion 14. Farmer’s Market* 15. Vegetable Garden 16. Bird Garden 17. Overlook 18. Tree Park*19. Pecan Bottom* 20. Maroon and White Garden* 21. Food and Fiber Fields 22. Student Landscape Demonstration* 23. Fruit Orchard* 24. Outdoor Classroom* 25. Rain Garden* 26. Earth-Kind® Garden* (Drawing courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife)

COLLEGE STATION  – Thanks to the generous donations of former students and friends, Texas A&M University will break ground June 17 in College Station on the institution’s first large-scale public teaching garden, The Gardens at Texas A&M University. In addition to serving as an outdoor laboratory for applied research, the garden will create abundant opportunities […]

Experts: GMOs important weapon in fight against global hunger

A National Academies  study concluded GMOs pose no risk to human health. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo

COLLEGE STATION — In a recently released 400-plus page report, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reviewed hundreds of studies and decades of disease data and reached the conclusion genetically modified organisms pose no increased risk to human health. For many, including scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, this validates the need to […]

What’s new and what’s next in remote sensing


To sustain the Earth’s population as it grows from 7.4 billion people to 8 billion by 2025, and then prepare for more population growth, agriculture must become more productive, efficient, sustainable, and environmentally conscious. To help meet these challenges, AgriLife Research is working alongside people all over the world in developing technologies for remote sensing. […]

New Ranch TV website offers free video instruction for ranchers

This screen capture shows the front page of the Ranch TV website, offering courses and classes for ranchers. (courtesy photo)

A new comprehensive website launched earlier this month to help students and cattle producers learn the finer points of raising cattle. Through a partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Beef Council, the free site is available with more than 600 videos and six online courses to earn beef quality assurance […]

Cancer research boosted by $400K grant to Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Dr. Jean-Philippe Pellois (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Kathleen Phillips)

COLLEGE STATION — Two scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research will share almost $400,000 for cancer research granted by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas. The research institute was established in 2007 to “expedite innovation in cancer research and product development and to enhance access to evidence-based prevention programs throughout the state.” Dr. Xiuren […]

TWRI monitors progress of White Creek tributary restoration efforts

Photo of creek

On the sprawling Texas A&M University campus, a tributary of White Creek begins near the Horticulture/Forest Science Building and flows into White Creek just before the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The land around this tributary is part of the recently established Gardens at Texas A&M and is home to native plants and wildlife, […]

AgriLife Research station at Sonora celebrated 100-year birthday in style

SONORA – Mild temperatures and azure blue skies over recently rain-kissed green pastures all came together April 23 to greet the almost 400 supporters of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station who helped celebrate the facilities’ 100-year anniversary. “It was a great day,” said Dr. John Walker, AgriLife Research resident director at San Angelo. “From […]

‘War of the plants’ being studied by AgriLife Research scientists


Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are studying the virtual tug-of-war that takes place when a pathogen attacks a plant. In mid-battle, both aggressor, the pathogen, and the defending plant undergo dynamic changes to improve their chances of victory. Better understanding those changes could unlock new ways to improve plants by making them more disease-resistant, […]