Category Archives: Organic Grain Crop

Organic Rice Research

By: Kathleen Phillips Soil and Crop Sciences Contacts: Dr. Fugen Dou,  f-dou@aesrg.tamu.edu Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan,  muthu.bagavathiannan@tamu.edu A market niche for organic rice has a potential to yield premium prices for farmers, but it’s more involved than simply planting the seed and forgetting it until harvest time. That was the message from a team of researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center-Beaumont during a recent field day at which experimental plots were showcased for area growers. Rice scientists are conducting a three-year, multi-state, $1 million project… Read More →

Texas A&M leading organic grain crop study

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Nithya Rajan, 979-845-0360, nrajan@tamu.edu Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan, 979-845-5375, muthu.bagavathiannan@tamu.edu Dr. Ronnie Schnell, 979-845-2935, ronschnell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Nithya Rajan and her colleagues believe organic grain and soybean crops have an enormous opportunity to satisfy demand for specialty feed for a growing niche livestock industry in Texas. Rajan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop physiologist in the soil and crop sciences department at College Station, recently received a three-year, $475,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant… Read More →