Research Scientist Ram Ray’s peer reviewed article “Integrating Runoff Generation and Flow Routing in Susquehanna River Basin to Characterize Key Hydrologic Processes Contributing to Maximum Annual Flood Events,” was published in the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. This article was one of the 15 most read articles in the journal in December 2016. Ray and his …

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On December 21 and 22 of last month, CARC researcher scientists Peter Ampim, Ripendra Awal, and Almoutaz El Hassen from the Plant and Natural and Environmental Resources Systems and two graduate students Abayomi Adekanmbi and Oluwafemi Paul Olaleye from the College of Engineering installed 60 soil moisture sensors (thirty in the high tunnel and thirty …

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With 1,946 reads (304 abstract, 974 full text html, and 668 pdf download/reads) in 2016, the article “Irrigation water requirements for seed corn and coffee under potential climate change scenarios,” published by Ali Fares, Ripenda Awal, Samira Fares, Alton Johnson, and Hector Velenzuela, was the most read article last year in the Journal of Water …

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On November 18, 2016, PVAMU hosted over 1,400 youth for its Elementary School Day on “The Hill.” A group of about 60 students from Aldine ISD visited the University Farm and were introduced to research and extension activities by CAHS personnel through hands-on activities. Students rotated through the following stations before heading back to the …

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This one-day forum, a facilitated charrette, was organized and sponsored by the Texas Water Development Board and National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network on Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions (RCN-CE3SAR). The RCN-CE3SAR was the forum facilitator. The forum was hosted by Texas A&M University–San Antonio (A&M-SA) with arrangements coordinated by the Institute …

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Chatera Claybon, a CAHS undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in Fundamentals of Agricultural Engineering taught by Eric Risch, Interim Research Scientist Leader of the Natural Resources and Environmental Systems, won the Irrigation Foundation E3 student award. Claybon is one of fewer than twenty student nation-wide winners of the Irrigation Foundation award. These students will …

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Several participants at the Texas A&M University System’s 13th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, hosted by PVAMU this year, visited the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) labs and the Research Farm as part of the Academic Demonstrations and Campus Tour program. CARC scientists organized five one-hour themed tours including: 1) Agricultural Remote Sensing Technologies, 2) …

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Increasing temperatures due to climate change over the next several decades may create conditions unfavorable for giant sequoias; thus, it is necessary to develop effective management systems to preserve the health of these trees and help them weather adverse climatic conditions. Ram Ray, Research Scientist, calculated the topographic wetness indices (TWI) for 70 sequoia groves …

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Developing a web-based tool to estimate irrigation water requirements for agricultural crops and urban landscape in Texas was the subject of a presentation given by Research Scientist Ripendra Awal and co-authored by Ali Fares, Interim Associate Director of Research, at a meeting of the American Society of Nepalese Engineers held in Houston, TX, on September …

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A group of researchers led by Richard W. Griffin, Professor and Research Scientist, is conducting the Saharan and Sahelian Red Dust Collection Project (SSRDCP). The SSRDCP seeks to determine whether red colored soils found on PVAMU’s farm originate from the Saharan or Sahelian regions of Africa. The project was developed during a field trip to …

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