The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences has developed a Specialty Crops Project to help Texas Small Farmers diversify their farm operations, improve income and their livelihoods. The CAHS Project Team led by Research Scientist Peter Ampim is evaluating ten high value and highly nutritious crops that include three small fruits, five vegetables, one root …

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On June 29, 2017 a contingent of scientists from the Instituto Tecnologico de Pabellon de Arteaga (ITA) from the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico toured the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center farm on the campus of Prairie View A&M University as part of their tour of the Prairie View A&M University campus. The ITA is one …

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Faculty and research scientists from the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences participated in 2017 Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) annual research meeting which was held at Prairie View A&M University’s Agriculture and Business building May 25-26. During this two-day meeting, participants from Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) had the opportunity to interact with …

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CARC Research Scientists Ram Ray and Ali Fares, in collaboration with two other scientists, just published the results of their study on evaluating four major remote sensing soil moisture (SM) products over the state of Texas. The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer—Earth Observing System (AMSR-E, 2002-2011); (AMSR2, 2012–present); and the Soil Moisture Active Passive system (SMAP, …

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Colleagues of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) led by Interim Dean James M. Palmer, gathered with friends in the Carden-Waller Building on May 25 to toast three retirees: Gail Long, Lloyd Hebert and Vivian Vaughn. Together, they devoted 73 years of exceptional service to Prairie View A&M University. The foyer of CEP …

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CARC Research Scientist William B. Foxworth’s recent training efforts with the Farmer-to-Farmer program in Nepal were highlighted in a Peace Corps Volunteer’s blog published by Winrock International. Prairie View A&M University currently has three graduates serving as Peace Corp volunteers, which is tied for fifth among HBCU’s.   Gary Newton, Ph.D. Research Scientist Leader (Animal …

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Research Scientist Javad Barouei of the CARC Food Systems research group was a member of a team of scientists from University of California at Davis, University of Rutgers and University of Florida who published an article on microbial safety of pistachios in this month’s Food Microbiology Journal (Volume 67, Pages 85 – 96). In their …

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Fifteen undergraduate students from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), Texas A&M University (TAMU) and other Universities across the US attended a four-week Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) Fellowship in Water Quality at TAMU, College Station. This fellowship provided hands-on learning experiences in water quality, exposure to careers in agricultural research and extension, and …

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Gary R. Newton, Director of the International Goat Research Center and Leader of the Animal System, was selected by the Office of National Programs to chair a USDA Agricultural Research Service review panel for the Food Animal Production National Program. The panel examined and scored research plans centered on production practices, including stress, in cattle, …

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