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Latest crop improvement technology coming to Texas A&M AgriLife

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Charlie Johnson, 979-862-3287, Dr. Michael Thomson, 979-845-7526, Marco Molina, 979-458-1410, Mayra Molina, 979-458-1410, COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research is investing in the future of rapid crop design with improved traits through the deployment of two new labs and a half-million dollar seed grant program to jump-start the process. “We are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity that focuses on building a pipeline for genome editing in agriculturally important crops in Texas and beyond,” said… Read More →

Mixer at ASA

Field-day planned Aug. 30 in Chillicothe

By: Kay Ledbetter Soil and Crop Sciences contacts: Dr. Emi Kimura, Dr. Paul DeLaune,   The Rolling Plains Summer Field Day, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon, will be Aug. 30. The field day activities will focus on many of the cotton trials at the AgriLife Research Chillicothe Station, 1340 Farm-to-Market Road 392, south of Chillicothe. “It is an important year for cotton production in Texas as new technologies came onto the market,” said Dr. Emi Kimura, Texas A&M AgriLife… Read More →

Aggie Weed Team represents at SWSS contest

By: Beth Ann Luedeker Soil and Crop Sciences contact: Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan,   Weed Science students and their coaches traveled to Vero Beach, Florida recently to represent Texas A&M University at the Southern Weed Science Society weed contest. Drs. Muthu Bagavathiannan, Katherine Carson, and Vijay Singh coached two graduate teams and an undergraduate team for the contest. Thirteen teams, representing nine universities competed. “Last year was our first year to compete, and we didn’t do so well,” said graduate student Seth Abugho. “This was a redemption year… Read More →

Innovation of researchers yields better food, feed and fiber for consumers

By: Kathleen Phillips Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, Contact: Dr. Craig Nessler, 979-845-8486,   When the names of two researchers were called as top innovators at the recent Texas A&M Technology Commercialization banquet in College Station, officials at Texas A&M AgriLife beamed. “It was gratifying to see that our efforts to attract and support the best scientists was noticed and honored,” said Dr. Craig Nessler, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the agency that yielded both winners — Dr. Gregory Sword and Dr. Joshua Yuan. “And we’re… Read More →

SCGO Profit-Share Fundraiser Thursday, March 30, 2017

2016 Soil and Crop Sciences Departmental Harvest Festival

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Dr. Paul Baumann’s Retirement

Please join us at the Wellborn Community Center Saturday, September 10, 2016 – 6:30 pm as we reminisce and give Paul a proper Roasting! RSVP by September 6, 2016 Click here to purchase TICKETS If you’d like to write a check towards the gift, please make it payable to Debbie Sutherland at: Department of Soil & Crop Sciences, 2474 TAMU, 370 Olsen Blvd., College Station, TX 77843 We are collecting letters to put in a book for Paul. You may send them to the above address. Questions: contact… Read More →

Alligator cleanup

Clean-up efforts along the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks are paying off, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Program Specialist Ward Ling. This is the fourth year Ling has coordinated a clean-up in the watershed that drains to Geronimo and Alligator creeks. It is part of the watershed protection plan that was established for those creeks in 2012 by AgriLife, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. Geronimo creek was listed on the Texas 303(d) list of impaired waterways in 2008 and 2010. The… Read More →

The 3rd Biennial Genetics of Maize-Microbe Interactions Workshop

Over seventy people from throughout the United States and four other countries gathered in Rudder Tower March 30 – April 2 for the 3rd Biennial Genetics of Maize-Microbe Interactions Workshop (GMMI). Scientists from ten states in the U.S., as well as Germany, South Africa, Kenya and China participated in the workshop. Twelve Universities were represented as well as seven private biotech and seed companies and five different USDA agriculture research stations. Dr. Seth Murray, Soil Crop Sciences Department; Dr. Wenwei Xu, Soil and Crop Sciences; and Dr. Mike… Read More →