Agriculture and Natural Resources

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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 [...]

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 [...]

Livestock Fencing Workshop Held

Over 40 farmers and ranchers from Waller and several neighboring counties attended the Livestock Fencing Workshop hosted by the Cooperative Extension Program on Saturday, August 13 on the campus of Prairie View A&M University. The workshop focused on modern fence construction for cattle and goat/sheep. The attendees included farmers and ranchers from various backgrounds and [...]

#SpecialAgent1876 Mini Series – Ashley Pellerin (Agriculture and Natural Resources), Smith County

“Outlook on Agriculture” informs about CAHS and CEP

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) has been working to keep the "A" in PVAMU and serve the land-grant mission of the University. One of the most recent efforts of CAHS was the “Outlook on Agriculture” radio talk show on KPVU. The College of Agriculture took to the air waves over the past spring semester [...]

Agriculture students excel at 2014 National MANRRS Conference

Christopher Wong and Robert Woodie McClennon Jr., College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) students, received accolades at the 29th Annual National Career Fair and Training Conference of the Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) March 27-29 in Birmingham, AL. Wong won 1st Place and a $300 monetary award in [...]

Texas Sustainable Strawberry Production

Prairie View A&M University's Cooperative Extension Program along with the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences is partnering with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to conduct research on ways to increase the production of strawberries, a highly valued commodity, in Texas. This project is being funded by a one-year grant from the [...]

LESPEDEZA – Alternative Parasite Control

History Sericea lespedeza is an introduced perennial legume that was first recognized as a potential weed problem in southeast Kansas in the early 1980s. This plant was introduced into the United States by the USDA in 1900 for erosion control. In the 1930s it was planted on strip-mined areas in southeast Kansas, and in the [...]

PV Livestock Club Demonstrates Outstanding Performance

In the first time that Prairie View A&M University has competed at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in the Dairy Goat Competition, Prairie View's Livestock Club members Robert “Woodie” McClennon, Theo Reed and Bryce Peterson, along with advisors Scott Horner and Dwight Rhodes brought home 1 reserve champion and 3 champion ribbons.  The winning [...]