Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

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. [...]

Sweetpotato Breeding Program: It’s the Harvesting Season

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 [...]

Eight CAHS Undergraduates Participate in the R.O. Berry Memorial Lecture

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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Students Submit 25 Abstracts for Pathways Research Symposium

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 [...]

Awal Shares Drone Technology Uses with Landrum Elementary

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 [...]

Managing Giant Sequoia in a Changing Climate

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 [...]