The quantification of energy interactions among land surface, atmosphere, and surface vegetation is significant to comprehend the hydrological cycle in montane watersheds. Moreover, elevation change is essential in causing variations in energy fluxes. Thus, estimating the major components of energy interactions is essential for better understanding of the hydrological process. Ram Ray, Research Scientist, and …

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CAHS’ researchers, faculty members, and their students presented 36 oral and poster presentations at the 18th Association of 1890 Research Directors, Inc. (ARD) Research Symposium 2017, which was held from April 1-4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 36 presentations were given by 10 scientists/faculty/post-doctoral fellows, and 19 undergraduate and 7 graduate students. The presentations covered …

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The USAID Farmer to Farmer Program provides technical assistance from U.S. specialists to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries with the goal of promoting sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production and marketing. Bill Foxworth, Research Scientist, International Goat Research Center (IGRC), traveled recently to …

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Wednesday March 22nd 2017 was the World Water Day. In celebration of this event and to raise awareness of water issues in Texas, Texas Water Foundation organized “Texas Water Day at the Capitol”. The program featured speakers from national and state levels with different topics that covered various water programs and issues in Texas. Several …

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On March 6-8, twelve Prairie View A&M Livestock Show Team members and 24 dairy goats from the International Goat Research Center (IGRC) competed at the 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The team brought back numerous ribbons, as well as trophies for having the outstanding dairy herd, and Junior (kid) and Senior (Milker) group of …

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The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences is home to amazing researchers who enjoy learning about soil science as well as researching topics relating to dust. Richard W. Griffin, Professor and Research Scientist, along with several CAHS research staff dug 6 feet into the ground in many areas around Waller County in order to determine …

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With increasing population and urbanization, flooding is a serious problem for public and livestock safety as well as for crop and natural resources protection. Hydrologists and water resource experts are called upon to shed light on flood occurrence, its frequencies, and magnitudes and more importantly how to mitigate and adapt to it. Flooding and extreme …

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As a follow-up to the magnificent experience during the 2016 Youth Leadership Laboratory (YouthLab), 30 4-H members in Dallas County got a chance to be Agricultural Scientists for an entire week. Under the leadership of Noel Estwick, Information Specialist with the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), …

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Organic agriculture is gaining ground globally; such agricultural production system uses huge amounts of organic amendments (OA) some of which are lost as carbon dioxide CO2. It’s important for this industry to be able to quantify these losses for different organic amendment types and levels, and under different moisture regimes. This was the subject of …

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Now & Then: The Magazine of Appalachia, a quarterly published magazine at East Tennessee State University from its Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, commissioned a dozen scholars and researchers to comment on “The Future of Appalachia” for its Winter 2017 issue. William H. Turner, Research Scientist Leader, Social Systems and Allied Research, commented on …

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