Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

CAHS Faculty and Research Scientists Participate in 2017 TEES Annual Meeting

Faculty and research scientists from the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences participated in 2017 Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) annual research meeting which was held at Prairie View A&M University’s Agriculture and Business building May 25-26. During this two-day meeting, participants from Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) had the opportunity to interact with [...]

Ray and Fares Publish Results on Evaluating NASA and European Space Agency’s Satellite Products in Texas

CARC Research Scientists Ram Ray and Ali Fares, in collaboration with two other scientists, just published the results of their study on evaluating four major remote sensing soil moisture (SM) products over the state of Texas. The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer—Earth Observing System (AMSR-E, 2002-2011); (AMSR2, 2012–present); and the Soil Moisture Active Passive system (SMAP, [...]

CAHS Hosts Retirement Celebration for Long, Hebert and Vaughn

Colleagues of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) led by Interim Dean James M. Palmer, gathered with friends in the Carden-Waller Building on May 25 to toast three retirees: Gail Long, Lloyd Hebert and Vivian Vaughn. Together, they devoted 73 years of exceptional service to Prairie View A&M University. The foyer of CEP [...]

Foxworth Highlighted in a Peace Corps Volunteer’s Blog

CARC Research Scientist William B. Foxworth’s recent training efforts with the Farmer-to-Farmer program in Nepal were highlighted in a Peace Corps Volunteer’s blog published by Winrock International. Prairie View A&M University currently has three graduates serving as Peace Corp volunteers, which is tied for fifth among HBCU’s.   Gary Newton, Ph.D. Research Scientist Leader (Animal [...]

Barouei Publishes on Microbial Safety of Pistachios

Research Scientist Javad Barouei of the CARC Food Systems research group was a member of a team of scientists from University of California at Davis, University of Rutgers and University of Florida who published an article on microbial safety of pistachios in this month’s Food Microbiology Journal (Volume 67, Pages 85 - 96). In their [...]

The First Phase of the Water Quality REEU Program Completes with a Great Success

Fifteen undergraduate students from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), Texas A&M University (TAMU) and other Universities across the US attended a four-week Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) Fellowship in Water Quality at TAMU, College Station. This fellowship provided hands-on learning experiences in water quality, exposure to careers in agricultural research and extension, and [...]

Newton Chairs Agriculture Research Service Panel

Gary R. Newton, Director of the International Goat Research Center and Leader of the Animal System, was selected by the Office of National Programs to chair a USDA Agricultural Research Service review panel for the Food Animal Production National Program. The panel examined and scored research plans centered on production practices, including stress, in cattle, [...]

CARC Explores New Innovations

Time is indispensable. As a farmer, time is valuable and can’t be wasted. With innovations in technology, farmers have new tools that will engage them in more time and cost effective ways to make use of their land. The technology that is now available allows them to detect what is in the ground and monitor [...]

CAHS Scientist Publishes on Estimating Hydrological and Meteorological Characteristics in the Sierra Nevada Mountain-California

The quantification of energy interactions among land surface, atmosphere, and surface vegetation is significant to comprehend the hydrological cycle in montane watersheds. Moreover, elevation change is essential in causing variations in energy fluxes. Thus, estimating the major components of energy interactions is essential for better understanding of the hydrological process. Ram Ray, Research Scientist, and [...]

CAHS Participates and Wins at Association of 1890 Research Directors Research Symposium 2017

CAHS’ researchers, faculty members, and their students presented 36 oral and poster presentations at the 18th Association of 1890 Research Directors, Inc. (ARD) Research Symposium 2017, which was held from April 1-4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 36 presentations were given by 10 scientists/faculty/post-doctoral fellows, and 19 undergraduate and 7 graduate students. The presentations covered [...]