Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

CAHS Members at the Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition of Prairie View Trail Riders Association

The 2018 Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition organized by Prairie View Trail Riders Association (PVTRA) took place at Kilpatrick’s Place, 22063 FM 1098 Prairie View, TX 77445, an open field west of the Prairie View A&M University Panthers’ football stadium on Monday, February 19. Ripendra Awal, Chandra Adams, and Ali Fares were among several members of [...]

Prairie View & Specialty Crop Research: Changing Agriculture One Farm at a Time

Limited Resources farmers face many different challenges when it comes to production and operations. Gaining resources, increasing production capacity, and low commodity prices keep these small farm operations from competing in the market. However, there are some actions that limited resource farms can take to increase income. One example of this is producing specialty crops [...]

Natural Means of Omega-3 Delivery

March 18, 2018 - The concept that many food components, i.e., proteins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals, phytochemicals can improve health continues to advance worldwide.  The development of food ingredients, which provide both nutritional, and health benefits will result in significant advances in food science and disease prevention in humans. Our research laboratory has developed food [...]

CAHS Organized Leafy Greens Workshop: From Farm to Table

A team of more than 30 students, research scientists, extension personnel, and faculty members from the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences successfully conducted the Leafy Greens Workshop: From Farm to Table on Thursday, February 15, 2018. This was an opportunity to showcase the land-grant program in action through the research activities of students working [...]

CAHS Scientists Ram Ray, Ali Fares and Eric Risch Published on Effects of Drought on Crop Production and Cropping Areas in Texas

Agricultural production is directly affected by climate variables and climate change. These variables control crop growth and health, and annual crop yield over time. Increased crop yield is required to meet the needs of future population growth, but drought causes significant yield reductions for rain-fed and irrigated crops. Thus, studying the effect of climate change [...]

CEP and CARC personnel participated in the 33rd Annual Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference

The 33rd Annual Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference was held on February 8, 2018, at Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Rosenberg, Texas. The conference was a celebration of vegetable production along the upper Gulf Coast region. The counties in this region include Waller, Wharton, Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Colorado, Austin, and Fort Bend.  This event focused on teaching [...]

Soil Moisture Sensing Industry Representative Trains and Interacts with CAHS’ Students and Research Scientists

Knowledge of soil moisture and the measurement of soil moisture help to answer important questions about drought, flood forecasting, greenhouse gas emissions, food security and crop production. To provide basic knowledge on the science of the analytical measurements of soil moisture content and soil water potential, the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences  (CAHS) at [...]

CAHS Scientist, Ram Ray, Published on Sequoia’s Groves Vegetation Moisture Stress Analysis under a Warming Climate

Temperature is an important limitation to forest growth, especially at higher elevations. A warmer temperature can extend the growing season and thus enhances vegetation growth. There are projections that increasing temperature during dry periods will intensify drought effects on vegetation. Thus, studying the effect of rising temperature on vegetation moisture content is essential to understand [...]

CAHS Researcher, Almoutaz El Hassan, published on the May 2015 Catastrophic Blanco River Flood in South Texas

Unprecedented rainfall across the State of Texas in May 2015 produced flooding that claimed at least 24 lives across the state and eleven lives in the town of Wimberley, TX alone. The most devastating single event flood over this period occurred during May 23-24 along the Blanco River watershed, which is located in South-Central Texas. [...]

Breaking Stigmas and Changing Lives

Living a long healthy life is something that every person tries to accomplish. However, there is always a chance that disease will strike when you least expect. Sometimes the hardest part of any illness is not the disease itself, but rather having access to adequate medical aid and overcoming the mental stress associated with the [...]