Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Research

Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Research

Reviving a Forgotten Theory of Apical Dominance in Plants: Kebrom Publishes New Work

The shoot architecture of plants is a major factor determining the yield of crops. Optimal shoot architecture also enhances the esthetic values of ornamental plants. The number of branches developed and their position determines the shoot architecture. Branches develop from buds at the leaf-stem junctions. In some plants, the buds do not grow, and thus [...]

CAHS Students Continue an Award-Winning Tradition in 14th Annual Pathways Symposium at Tarleton State University

The Texas A&M University System’s 14th Annual Pathways Symposium hosted by Tarleton State University was completed on November 3, 2017. The symposium a venue for students to showcase their research efforts, network with faculty, gain exposure to graduate and post-graduate opportunities, and form lasting collaborative relationships for future research. Ten undergraduate and graduate students from [...]

Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs Holds Public Hearing on Harvey

How do we study and identify ways to improve the capacity of and further maintain the structure of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs? What is the current state of data-sharing standards for rainfall and stream gauges? Should we develop a statewide real-time flood warning system coordinated through mobile devices? Can the existing local and regional [...]

Paul Johnson and Team Receive 50K National Science Foundation I-FAST Grant

Dr. Paul Johnson, Research Specialist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), and his team members Dr. Ojumu, Oluwagbemiga of the PVAMU College of Business, and Brett L Cornwell of Texas A&M University (Mentor) received funding for his proposal from the National Science Foundation I-FAST commercialization grant. This award is given to eight (8) team [...]

Fares and Water Team Share National Water and Energy Conservation Award

Prairie View A&M University is a member of a 20 land-grant university and two federal agency team awarded the National Water and Energy Conservation Award. Established by the Irrigation Association in 1982, this award will be presented to the Team during the Irrigation Association’s upcoming annual meeting in Orlando, Florida on November 6-10, 2017. Representing [...]

CARC Associate Director Attends Public Hearing to Study the Coastal Barrier System

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Associate Director for Research attended the Public Hearing of the Joint Texas House and Senate Interim Committee to Study the Coastal Barrier System. The group met at TAMU-Galveston and discussed the desirability and feasibility of constructing a coastal barrier system for the Greater Houston Area. Several presentations were given by [...]

CARC Seeks Solution to 1,000-Year Storm

Hurricane Harvey was a monstrous hurricane that shattered several rainfall records. From its roots in West Africa, to Mexico, through Texas and on into Tennessee, Harvey went through many different stages, growing from a tropical wave that finally formed into a tropical storm and on to a category 4 hurricane with winds raging at a [...]

Osuji Serves on USDA AFRI Foundational Program Review Panel

The USDA AFRI invited Dr Godson Osuji, Plant Systems Research Leader, to serve as panelist to review and evaluate research proposals received for funding in the competitive programs in the Physiology of Agriculturally Important Plants Priority Area. This is a recognition of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center’s expertise in the area of plant sciences and [...]

CARC’s Dairy Research Scientist Invited to Present Work on Antibiotic Residual in Goat Milk in Chicago

The International Conference on Zoology & Medical Parasitology extended an invitation to Dr. Rahmat Attaie, Research Scientist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), to present his work on antibiotic residual at their upcoming meeting to be held in Chicago, USA, on October 30-1 November, 2017. This work was published in the Journal of Dairy [...]

Identifying Genes and Molecular Mechanisms that Regulate Bioenergy Sorghum Biomass Growth: Tesfamichael Kebrom’s Newly Published Work

Biofuel production is geared towards using perennial grasses (e.g., bioenergy sorghum) instead of traditional grain crops because grasses are long-lived and thus do not need to be planted each year.  Perennial grasses also need less fertilizer, water, and energy for production, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and build soil carbon through extensive belowground biomass production. Bioenergy [...]