Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Research

Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Research

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 [...]

The 2017 CARC Summer Student Research Symposium: Celebrating Success

Every fall, spring and summer semester, approximately 50 graduate and undergraduate students actively train with the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC). This summer, forty-eight graduate and under-graduate students were employed in different laboratories of the CARC. In an effort to capture their experience and recognize their contribution, CARC organized the 2017 Summer Student Research Symposium [...]

Scientists Publish on Potential Climate Impact on Citrus Irrigation Water Requirements

Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research; Dr. Haimanote K. Bayabil, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow; and Dr. Ripendra Awal, Research Scientist, all of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), recently published a peer-reviewed article entitled "Potential climate change impacts on citrus water requirement across major producing areas in the world" in the Journal of Water [...]

Bayabil, Fares, and Ray Co-author Two Food-Energy-Water Nexus White Papers

The Associate Director of Research, Ali Fares, Research Scientist Ram Ray and Post-doctoral fellow, Haimanote Bayabil, co-authored two white papers which were recently published in Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, Springer International Publishing AG 2017. Fares contributed to "State of the Art of Water for Food within the Nexus Framework" which evaluates the state of knowledge [...]

Estwick Visits the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The visit of Dr. Noel Estwick and his colleague Dr. Beverly Samuel, a national program leader in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture on July 24-27 to meet with staff and other federal representatives to further develop an action plan was featured in the USDA’s electronic [...]