Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Bringing Hands-On Experiential Learning Activities to the Classroom

March 18, 2018 - Students enrolled in BS AGRI degree program will have an opportunity to participate in the Earth Team Volunteer Program as part of a collaborative venture between PVAMU's College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The PI for the project, [...]

Supplementation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Goat Milk

March 18, 2018 - There is sufficient scientific evidence to support that omega-3 fatty acids (long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids), particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are not only beneficial for general health and well-being but also play a vital role in preventing chronic diseases.  EPA and DHA have been shown to improve [...]

PVAMU Water Team Celebrates the 2018 World Water Day by Connecting with Students

April 2, 2018 - The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) joined the global community to celebrate the annual World Water Day on March 22nd.  This year, the theme of the celebration was Nature for Water – Exploring Nature-based Solutions to the Water Challenges We Face in the 21st Century.  The CAHS Water Team [...]

CAHS Members at the Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition of Prairie View Trail Riders Association

The 2018 Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition organized by Prairie View Trail Riders Association (PVTRA) took place at Kilpatrick’s Place, 22063 FM 1098 Prairie View, TX 77445, an open field west of the Prairie View A&M University Panthers’ football stadium on Monday, February 19. Ripendra Awal, Chandra Adams, and Ali Fares were among several members of [...]

Prairie View & Specialty Crop Research: Changing Agriculture One Farm at a Time

Limited Resources farmers face many different challenges when it comes to production and operations. Gaining resources, increasing production capacity, and low commodity prices keep these small farm operations from competing in the market. However, there are some actions that limited resource farms can take to increase income. One example of this is producing specialty crops [...]

Natural Means of Omega-3 Delivery

March 18, 2018 - The concept that many food components, i.e., proteins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals, phytochemicals can improve health continues to advance worldwide.  The development of food ingredients, which provide both nutritional, and health benefits will result in significant advances in food science and disease prevention in humans. Our research laboratory has developed food [...]

CAHS Organized Leafy Greens Workshop: From Farm to Table

A team of more than 30 students, research scientists, extension personnel, and faculty members from the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences successfully conducted the Leafy Greens Workshop: From Farm to Table on Thursday, February 15, 2018. This was an opportunity to showcase the land-grant program in action through the research activities of students working [...]

CAHS Scientists Ram Ray, Ali Fares and Eric Risch Published on Effects of Drought on Crop Production and Cropping Areas in Texas

Agricultural production is directly affected by climate variables and climate change. These variables control crop growth and health, and annual crop yield over time. Increased crop yield is required to meet the needs of future population growth, but drought causes significant yield reductions for rain-fed and irrigated crops. Thus, studying the effect of climate change [...]

CEP and CARC personnel participated in the 33rd Annual Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference

The 33rd Annual Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference was held on February 8, 2018, at Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Rosenberg, Texas. The conference was a celebration of vegetable production along the upper Gulf Coast region. The counties in this region include Waller, Wharton, Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Colorado, Austin, and Fort Bend.  This event focused on teaching [...]

Soil Moisture Sensing Industry Representative Trains and Interacts with CAHS’ Students and Research Scientists

Knowledge of soil moisture and the measurement of soil moisture help to answer important questions about drought, flood forecasting, greenhouse gas emissions, food security and crop production. To provide basic knowledge on the science of the analytical measurements of soil moisture content and soil water potential, the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences  (CAHS) at [...]