The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) is the unit within the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences that plays an important role in agriculture, natural resources and life sciences. The CARC component helps Prairie View A&M University fulfill its land-grant mission of teaching, research and service.
Agricultural research in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center is divided into the following areas: Animal Systems, Plant Systems, Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environmental Systems and Social Systems and Allied Research. Find CARC Research Staff on the CAHS Directory.
Our research focuses on reproductive performance, genetic improvement, animal genome, controlled reproduction in goats, improved artificial insemination, small and large ruminant reproductive physiology, developmental biology,..
We are working on increased global food and bioenergy production, plant systematics and medicinal plants, sweet potato genomics, best management practices for crops, water management in cropping systems and water quality issues.
We conduct research projects on value-added processing, food safety, and nutrition for the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center focusing on physio-chemical characterization of goat meat and milk products and fruits and vegetables, product development,..
We conduct applied field, laboratory and modeling research activities on water security, soil sciences and the environmental management in ways that provide valuable service to limited resource farmers and ranchers in Texas,..
The International Goat Research Center (IGRC) is the flagship program of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC). Founded in 1983 on the main campus of Prairie View A&M University, its premise was based on genetic improvement and reproductive performance in goats. Since then many international partnerships were established.
is a livestock mobile medical system that allows farmers to report in real-time sick livestock, receive instant potential diagnosis or information, and automatically alert their vets and related personnel. VetLink also allows livestock administration officers to monitor sick animal distribution both timely and geographically and thus send out warning about potential animal disease outburst.
February 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Visiting Researcher Is Lighting the Way for Agriculture in Space
By: Taelor Smith February 18 - Research being done on Prairie View A&M University’s farm has extraordinary potential. A visiting Mechatronics Engineer from Mexico is collaborating with researchers from PVAMU’s College of Agriculture and Human [...]
February 11th, 2019|Comments Off on CARC Researcher Studies the Growth of Salmonella in Pistachios
By Precious Effiong February 11 - Dr. Mahta Moussavi is one of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center’s Post-doctoral Researchers who is making a big difference on the campus of Prairie View A&M University. While serving [...]
January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on CAHS Dean Hosts College-Wide Meeting
January 14 - Prairie View A&M University College of Agriculture and Human Sciences students will return to campus to start the Spring 2019 semester focused and ready to take on new goals. Thanks to the [...]