Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

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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CARC Research Demonstrations Offered to Pathways Symposium Participants

Several participants at the Texas A&M University System’s 13th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, hosted by PVAMU this year, visited the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) labs and the Research Farm as part of the Academic Demonstrations and Campus Tour program. CARC scientists organized five one-hour themed tours including: 1) Agricultural Remote Sensing Technologies, 2) [...]

Distributions of Starch Granules in Developing Sweet Potatoes

Ming Gao, Senior Research Scientist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), just published his work on starch granules. The goal of the study was to better understand genetic control of physical properties of starch granules. Using a new approach to analyze developmental and genotypic effects on morphology and size distributions of starch granules in [...]

The Story of an HBCU Experience

Nebraska native Zhane Latrice Brown explains why she chose to pursue her education in agriculture and to dream of becoming a veterinarian at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). Brown hails from a small town offering limited educational progress to their minority residents. For her, PVAMU was a culture shock, but she quickly learned to embrace [...]

Cucumbers Grafted on Black-seeded Pumpkin

Billy Lawton, Program Leader Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP), and Ming Gao, Senior Research Scientist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), are involved in an integrated research and extension project to promote local cucumber production using grafting technology. The cucumber, a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, originated in India. [...]