Cover crops are known for their benefits to farmers and ranchers since they can improve soil quality and health, suppress weeds, reduce pollution and erosion among other environmental benefits. However, information on the most suited cover crop for south east Texas is lacking. A multi-disciplinary team* from the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center has been working …

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A partnership has been established between Prairie View A&M University and Sentek Technologies to test and calibrate Sentek’s newly released Drill & Drop soil moisture monitoring probe.  Sentek, an Australian Company with an international presence, provides sensors and solutions for precision measurement and management of soil water and salinity dynamics. Research Professor and Interim Associate …

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L’Oreal Stepney, Deputy Director, Office of Water at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), visited campus on Thursday, February 2, where she met Cajetan Akujuobi, Vice-President of Research and Dean of the Graduate Studies, before giving a seminar presentation. During her talk she gave detailed information on the TCEQ Office of Water covering the …

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CARC Water Team members Ripendra Awal, Haimanote Bayabil, Almoutaz El-Hassan, Ram Ray, and Ali Fares actively participated in the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus Workshop on Integrated Science, Engineering, and Policy: A Multi Stakeholder Dialogue held in College Station, Texas, January 26-27 2017. One of the objectives of the workshop was to build the roadmap that lays …

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Members of the CARC Water Team, Ripendra Awal, Haimanote Bayabil and Ali Fares, published a new peer-reviewed article titled “Analysis of Potential Future Climate and Climate Extremes in the Brazos Headwaters Basin, Texas” in the journal Water. The scientists’ study aimed to determine potential future climates and climate extremes and assess spatial and temporal changes …

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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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In its Weekly Bulletin Digest of December 29 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA-NIFA, featured several research/teaching projects funded through its Capacity Building Funding, One of these projects was “Establishment of an Agricultural Robotics Lab at Prairie View A&M University,” a joint project between CARC’s research scientist, …

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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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