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Extension Assists Waller County Farmers with High Infestation of Leaf Cutter Ants

June 4, 2018 - One of the challenges of farming is the presence of destructive elements, which have adverse effects on production and consequently revenue. Joseph Mezher, a Waller County farmer who specializes in fruit crops, medicinal plants, and vegetable production, faced problems with Leaf Cutter Ants. Mezher's farm had a well-established peach orchard that [...]

The Imani School Kick-off Boosted 4-H Enrollment of Youth and Adults

June 4, 2018 - Studies have shown that fully immersing oneself in the learning process enhances one’s ability to retain knowledge. The hands-on demonstrations offered by 4-H activities often provide opportunities for youth to ponder their future careers. Life skills such as sewing and gardening may have been lost on newer generations, but the Cooperative [...]

How Beans Turned from a Nuisance to a Profitable Enterprise

June 4, 2018 - It isn’t often a business can actually come from the trash heap unless it is an enterprise focused on recycling.  The Mesquite tree has been deemed a nuisance for the past several decades as more vacant land is developed.  In times past, the Mesquite tree "beans" were a vital food staple [...]

The Texas Medical Center Recognizes 4-H Fort Bend County Agent for Introducing Better Coping Skills for Healthy Living

June 4, 2018 - In 2016, the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences published a collective review of research specifically focused on yoga in schools. According to the results, yoga “is a viable and potentially efficacious strategy for improving child and adolescent health and therefore worthy of continued research,” with students reporting less [...]

Volunteerism Garners International Award Recognition for CARC Animal System Research Scientist

June 1, 2018 - Between now and the year 2050, the world's population is expected to increase by 2 billion people – that's almost six times the population of the United States. Agriculturalists, like the researchers, faculty, and extension professionals in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) are [...]

Agricultural Students Participated as Volunteers with the Earth Team Bringing Hands-On Experiential Learning Activities to the Classroom

June 4, 2018 - Soil quality is an essential component to the sustainability of food and fiber production. It is also vital for clean air and water, livestock grazing, and many other functions that support life as we know it and for future generations. Undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) [...]

CEP Offers Helping Hand to Hurricane Harvey Victim in Dayton

April 23, 2018 - Claudia Cannaday of Dayton, Texas stated that her area received 57 inches of rain from Harvey and debris from the storm left several large piles of debris in her yard. It ruined all of the carpet in the house and the drywall throughout the house had to be replaced. Even the [...]

Establishing an Intelligent Equipment Lab for Precision Agriculture at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU)

April 23, 2018 - Agriculture produces food and fiber, which are essential in our daily lives. With a dramatic increase in the world's population over the next few decades, the question of how we will feed a growing population is becoming more crucial. Precision agriculture (PA) is a scientific advancement that answers the call as [...]

Strawberry Research Provides Service to Texas Farmers

April 23, 2018 - Strawberries are proven to improve cardiovascular and brain health, as well as prevent some types of cancer. It’s no wonder Prairie View A&M University is trying to get ahead of the curve by finding ways to help limited-resource farmers successfully grow organic strawberries. According to the USDA, California produces 91-percent of [...]

CAHS Scientist Ram Ray Published on estimating land surface variables using models and satellite data in Texas and California

Assessment of Land Surface Models at the heterogeneous terrain and climate regimes is essential for understanding complex hydrological and biophysical parameterization. The models assist in responding to climate change in the global eco-climate system because they quantify and analyze the surface energy fluxes and its variations. Ram Ray, Research Scientist, and his colleagues examined the [...]