Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

CAHS Scientist, Ram Ray, Published on Sequoia’s Groves Vegetation Moisture Stress Analysis under a Warming Climate

Temperature is an important limitation to forest growth, especially at higher elevations. A warmer temperature can extend the growing season and thus enhances vegetation growth. There are projections that increasing temperature during dry periods will intensify drought effects on vegetation. Thus, studying the effect of rising temperature on vegetation moisture content is essential to understand [...]

CAHS Researcher, Almoutaz El Hassan, published on the May 2015 Catastrophic Blanco River Flood in South Texas

Unprecedented rainfall across the State of Texas in May 2015 produced flooding that claimed at least 24 lives across the state and eleven lives in the town of Wimberley, TX alone. The most devastating single event flood over this period occurred during May 23-24 along the Blanco River watershed, which is located in South-Central Texas. [...]

Breaking Stigmas and Changing Lives

Living a long healthy life is something that every person tries to accomplish. However, there is always a chance that disease will strike when you least expect. Sometimes the hardest part of any illness is not the disease itself, but rather having access to adequate medical aid and overcoming the mental stress associated with the [...]

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS): Science in Color

Five Prairie View A&M University students traveled to the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, and two among the top-ranked, undergraduate researchers were honored for their skills at Phoenix, AZ. This conference is the most substantial undergraduate research meeting in the country with more than 1,000 attendees. The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center was [...]

Reviving a Forgotten Theory of Apical Dominance in Plants: Kebrom Publishes New Work

The shoot architecture of plants is a major factor determining the yield of crops. Optimal shoot architecture also enhances the esthetic values of ornamental plants. The number of branches developed and their position determines the shoot architecture. Branches develop from buds at the leaf-stem junctions. In some plants, the buds do not grow, and thus [...]

CAHS Students Continue an Award-Winning Tradition in 14th Annual Pathways Symposium at Tarleton State University

The Texas A&M University System’s 14th Annual Pathways Symposium hosted by Tarleton State University was completed on November 3, 2017. The symposium a venue for students to showcase their research efforts, network with faculty, gain exposure to graduate and post-graduate opportunities, and form lasting collaborative relationships for future research. Ten undergraduate and graduate students from [...]

Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs Holds Public Hearing on Harvey

How do we study and identify ways to improve the capacity of and further maintain the structure of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs? What is the current state of data-sharing standards for rainfall and stream gauges? Should we develop a statewide real-time flood warning system coordinated through mobile devices? Can the existing local and regional [...]

Paul Johnson and Team Receive 50K National Science Foundation I-FAST Grant

Dr. Paul Johnson, Research Specialist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), and his team members Dr. Ojumu, Oluwagbemiga of the PVAMU College of Business, and Brett L Cornwell of Texas A&M University (Mentor) received funding for his proposal from the National Science Foundation I-FAST commercialization grant. This award is given to eight (8) team [...]

Fares and Water Team Share National Water and Energy Conservation Award

Prairie View A&M University is a member of a 20 land-grant university and two federal agency team awarded the National Water and Energy Conservation Award. Established by the Irrigation Association in 1982, this award will be presented to the Team during the Irrigation Association’s upcoming annual meeting in Orlando, Florida on November 6-10, 2017. Representing [...]

CARC Associate Director Attends Public Hearing to Study the Coastal Barrier System

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Associate Director for Research attended the Public Hearing of the Joint Texas House and Senate Interim Committee to Study the Coastal Barrier System. The group met at TAMU-Galveston and discussed the desirability and feasibility of constructing a coastal barrier system for the Greater Houston Area. Several presentations were given by [...]