Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

New Discovery: Herb with Very High Accumulation of Antioxidants

The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center’s Plant Systems research group has discovered the commercial accumulation of a shikimic acid family of antioxidants in the otherwise obscure medicinal plant Phyla dulcis, a Central American herb. The group has been conducting a biotechnological research project, funded by NIFA-Allen Fund, aimed at enhancing the quantities of the non-caloric sweetener [...]

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Summer Supercomputing Institute – High Performance Computing Training

Three CARC researchers: Drs. Ming Gao, Ripendra Awal and Sara Fuentes-Soriano attended a training on high performance computing at TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center) Summer Supercomputing Institute, August 1 – 5, 2016, at the University of Texas at Austin. The training introduced researchers on to high performance computing, data analytics, and scientific visualization. In addition, [...]

International Conference Invites Fares to Offer Keynote

Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research at the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center, has been invited as a keynote speaker for the International Citrus Congress (ICC), which will be held in Foz do Iguaçu, PR – Brazil from September 18-23, 2016. The ICC is a venue where researchers working on citrus from all over the [...]

Turner Named to the National Advisory Board of Art of the Rural

Art of the Rural is a collaborative organization with a mission of building the field of the rural arts, create new narratives on rural culture and community, and contribute to the emerging rural arts and culture movement. Dr. William Turner, Research Scientist Leader, Social Systems and Allied Research in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center, has been [...]

Research Scientists Present on Water Use Management and Remote Sensing Applications

Drs. Ripendra Awal and Ram Ray, Research Scientists, presented in the 2016 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources IX, in Sacramento, CA, July 11-13, 2016. Awal presented on climate change and its potential impact on irrigation water requirements for four major crops (corn, cotton, winter wheat and sorghum) in the Texas High Plains. [...]

Associate Director of Research Serves on ESCOP Diversity in Research Leadership Task Force

Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research at the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center has been serving on the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy's (ESCOP) Diversity in Research Leadership Task Force. This twelve member task force from 1862 and 1890 universities has been charged with exploring diversity in research leadership across the Land-grant university [...]

Research Leader Invited to Serve on Editorial Board

Dr. Gary Newton, Research Leader of the Animal Science System, was invited to serve a three-year term on the Editorial Board of Domestic Animal Endocrinology beginning July 2016. The journal covers the entire spectrum of endocrinology at the whole animal, organismal, cellular, and molecular levels, with a focus on domestic species.  Newton previously served as [...]

REAP Addresses Food Production: From the Farm to the Table

Our nation is faced with a critical shortage of well-trained professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Innovative programs that are accessible and attractive to young people are needed to generate their interest in undergraduate and graduate science majors. As a land-grant and Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Prairie View A&M, brought about by [...]

Research Seminar: Adela Mora-Gutierrez (Food Systems)

Research Seminar: Kelly Holligan (TCEQ)