Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

PVAMU’s Joint Research Project Featured in USDA-NIFA Weekly Bulletin Digest

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, [...]

CARC Helps Limited Resource Farmers Grow Organic Strawberries

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 [...]

CAHS’ Fares and Awal Recognized for Most Read Article

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 [...]

Elementary School Day on “The Hill” Comes to the Farm

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 [...]

Fares Invited to 2016 Texas Water Roadmap Forum

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 [...]

Students, Scientists and Faculty Submit 37 Abstracts

Students, CARC’s Researchers and CAHS’ faculty members, submitted 37 abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 1890’s Association of Research Directors Research Symposium, to be held April 1-4, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. The Natural Resources and Environmental Systems submitted 14 abstracts while the Animal Systems contributed five as did the Food Systems.  CARC’s Research [...]

Livestock Club Assists with American Dairy Goat Judges Training

On Sunday, October 30, seven members of the PVAMU Livestock Club travelled to Bastrop, TX to assist with the American Dairy Goat Association’s judges training conference. The students were able to learn about the points of dairy goat conformation and how to select the best show animals, as well as how to prepare and present [...]

Seven Students Conducting Research with CAHS Researchers Win Big

Twenty-five PVAMU undergraduate and graduate students conducting research with CAHS’ researchers and faculty participated in the 13th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium on November 3-4, 2016. Seven of these students won prizes in different oral and poster categories: Abayomi Adekanmbi Juan Avedano Robert Douglas Ram Sai Reddy Janapana Tiffany Latin Oluwafemi Paul Olaleye Jessica [...]

CAHS Undergraduate Student is National Award Winner

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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