Department Updates

Regenerative agriculture evaluation gets underway in Texas and Oklahoma

December 3rd, 2021

Written by: Kay Ledbetter From carbon sequestration to greenhouse gas emissions to cover crops, this fall a team of Texas A&M AgriLife faculty and others will begin evaluating the impacts of regenerative agriculture in semi-arid ecoregions in Texas and Oklahoma. The Texas A&M AgriLife-led team aims to further understand and encourage the widespread adoption of… Read More →

Adaptive swarm robotics could revolutionize smart agriculture

December 3rd, 2021

Written by: Steve Kuhlmann, Texas A&M University College of Engineering Texas A&M University System researchers are working to establish a configurable, adaptive and scalable swarm system consisting of unmanned ground and aerial robots designed to assist in collaborative smart agriculture tasks. The use of adaptive swarm robotics has the potential to provide significant environmental and… Read More →

Soil and Crop Sciences students among new student ambassadors at Texas A&M University

September 15th, 2021

Three students in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences here at Texas A&M are among the 11 selected to serve as ambassadors for the university. Christopher Barron, Grace Bodine, Ariana Lazo, and the other ambassadors will share their Aggie pride and experiences as undergraduates with current students, as well as prospective students and their… Read More →

Charles Simpson honored for lifetime dedication to peanuts

July 7th, 2021

Story by Kay Ledbetter For 54 years, Charles Simpson, Ph.D., has been making a difference in the peanut products America eats – and on July 1, he was honored by the American Peanut Council with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award at the USA Peanut Congress in New Orleans. Simpson, peanut germplasm explorer and breeder for… Read More →

Student Receives Senior Merit Award

April 22nd, 2021

The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences congratulates the outstanding students receiving 2021 Senior Merit Awards. Presented by the College for over 50 years, these awards recognize the best of the best graduating seniors. Walker Crane Walker Crane is a Plant & Environmental Soil Science major. In his free time, Walker enjoys… Read More →

2021 Soil Survey and Land Resource Workshop

February 9th, 2021

The 2021 SSLR workshop was held virtually February 4-5, 2021. Presentations

Baldi, Hague, Ibrahim receive Vice Chancellor Awards in Excellence

January 14th, 2021

Congratulations to Heather Baldi, LeAnn Hague, and Amir Ibrahim, Ph.D. who all received Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence this year. These awards recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions displayed by faculty, students and staff members across Texas A&M AgriLife. Teaching Awards The Graduate Student Teaching Award was presented to Heather Baldi, graduate research assistant, Department… Read More →

Adapting to the “New Normal”

August 7th, 2020

By: Beth Ann Luedeker Soil and Crop Sciences faculty and staff weigh in on the impact of COVID Change is inevitable, but this year it has been extreme. The COVID19 pandemic disrupted our personal and professional lives, creating an avalanche of change. Faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences will… Read More →

Sorghum producers see less damage by sugarcane aphids

August 7th, 2020

By: Adam Russell Grain sorghum producers are reporting sugarcane aphids in the High Plains, but the pest has made little impact on the Texas crop during 2020, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. But forage sorghum, an increasingly popular silage option, has experienced more significant losses, as producers and Texas A&M AgriLife scientists… Read More →

Three Big Country Wheat webinars set for August

August 7th, 2020

By: Susan Himes The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be presenting the annual Big Country Wheat Conference as webinars this year. The free event will run on three consecutive Thursdays starting Aug. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. each day. “We feel these online events will provide area producers with valuable information heading into… Read More →