Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Web-Based Tool to Estimate Water Requirements to be Released

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 [...]

CARC-CEP-Team Visit to a Flood-Prone Farm in Somerville, Burleson County

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 [...]

CAHS on a Mission to Be Involved on Mars

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 [...]

Short Course on Goat Reproductive Management Offered

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 [...]

International Visitor Receives Hands-On Training In Reproductive Technologies

Nickola Metodiev, a visiting scientist from Bulgaria sponsored by The Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, visited the International Goat Research Center to receive hands-on training in reproductive technologies. He was accompanied by Carey Satterfield, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Associate Director and International Training Coordinator for The Borlaug Institute [...]

Saharan Air Layer Research Project

A group of researchers led by Richard W. Griffin, Professor and Research Scientist, is conducting the Saharan and Sahelian Red Dust Collection Project (SSRDCP). The SSRDCP seeks to determine whether red colored soils found on PVAMU’s farm originate from the Saharan or Sahelian regions of Africa. The project was developed during a field trip to [...]

New Research Frontiers Begin

Members of the Natural Resources and Environmental Systems, Ripendra Awal and Haimanote Bayabil, experimented with the CAHS’ unmanned aircraft system (UAS), commonly known as a drone, on the University Farm this past week. The UAS was bought early this year as part of the Smart Agriculture and Natural Resources Management research activities. Both scientists participated [...]

CARC Scientists Publish First Study of Its Kind

Cooperative Agricultural Research Center scientists Ali Fares, Ripendra Awal and Haimanote Bayabil recently released a study on how organic matter affects the precision and accuracy of soil water monitoring sensors. Published under the title “Soil Water Content Senor Response to Organic Matter Content under Laboratory Conditions” in the journal Sensors, the study reports findings and [...]

Fares Publishes New Book on Emerging Groundwater Risks

Given the importance of water security globally, a book series dedicated to Advances in Water Security has been started by Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research and Professor of Watershed Hydrology. Published by Springer, the series has been established as an advanced forum for hydrologists, technologists, policy makers, planners and other users to discuss [...]

Training on Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP 8.0)

Dr. Ram Ray attended a training on Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP 8.0) in Atlanta, Georgia from August 1-5, 2016. The training was organized by the US EPA Region 4 to assist participants understand modeling principles and theory and to provide hands-on experience on the use of WASP interface and other hydrologic models. Ray [...]