On October 20, Senior Cooperative Agricultural Research Center Research Scientist Ming Gao’s research group harvested their sweet potato hybrid lines, which are new purple-fleshed varieties. A total of 30 hybrid lines, which were selected from those obtained from hybridization in the previous two years, were grown in small blocks on the PVAMU farm to test …

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Several Undergraduates and members of the International Goat Research Center attended the 22nd Annual R.O. Berry Memorial Lecture in Reproductive Immunology, held in Navasota, TX on October 21, 2016.  The keynote speaker for the Lecture was Gil Mor, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Yale University School of Medicine.  He captivated an …

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Twenty-five PVAMU students mentored by Cooperative Agriculture Research Center (CARC) Researchers submitted abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the Texas A&M University System 13th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium to be held November 3-4 on campus. Submissions covered topics related to gene expressions and early embryo development in goats. Another submission focused on how …

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Cooperative Agriculture Research Center (CARC) Research Scientist Ripendra Awal shared advances in drone technology for agriculture use with about 80 fourth and fifth graders of Landrum Elementary, in San Benito, TX, on October 5. Participating in National Youth Science Day celebration, Awal lectured on drone use and their importance. Awal’s presentation was covered by the …

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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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Billy Lawton, Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader at the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP), and Ripendra Awal, Research Scientist, and Post-Doctoral Researcher Haimanote Bayabil, both from the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), visited a flood-prone farm in Somerville, Burleson County, on September 13, 2016. The team discussed flooding and drainage issues on the farm with …

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Communications Specialist Kelley A. Redmon participated in an event called “Mission to Mars, What Will It Take?” Thursday, September 15, 2016, benefitting Space Center Houston’s Youth STEM Academies. This event held at NASA and River Oaks Country Club allowed Redmon to discuss the impact agriculture has on space exploration as well as provide a platform …

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The International Goat Research Center (CARC) conducted a one-day “Introduction to Goat Reproductive Management” short course on September 15. Research Scientist Bill Foxworth and Research Specialist Scott Horner conducted the program with the aid of several undergraduate students. The nine attendees ranged from goat producers to veterinarians from a variety of geographic locations across the …

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