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Reducing hay costs discussed at O.D.Butler Forage Field Day

Dr. Larry Redmon, Associate Department Head and Extension Program Leader for Soil and Crop Sciences, discussed impacts on hay quality at the recent O.D. Butler Forage Field Day at the Camp Cooley Ranch in Franklin, Texas. “The longer you can keep your cattle grazing in the winter, the more cost effective your operation is going to be,” stated Redmon. “Hay is a very expensive way to overwinter cattle.” He explained that in years with adequate rainfall, many producers could get their cattle through the winter with very little… Read More →

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

By: Kathleen Phillips Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Craig Nessler, 979-845-8486, cnessler@tamu.edu   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 →

Aggies in the Mississippi Delta

Undergraduate students from the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University recently traveled to Scott, Mississippi, to visit the Monsanto Learning Center. The center hosts thousands of visitors each year. It contains 130 acres of research and demonstration plots focused on cotton, corn and soybean production. The program at the center addresses problems and opportunities encountered on rich alluvial silt-loam and heavy clay soils in the Mid-South. They also learned about strategies employed by Monsanto to improve food and fiber production in the U.S. and… Read More →