Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC)

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.

Research Systems

Animal Systems

Reproductive Performance, Genetic Improvement Animal Genome, Controlled reproduction in goats, Improved artificial insemination, Small and large ruminant reproductive physiology, Developmental biology and physiological genomics, Beef Cattle, Goats, Nutrition, Growth and Development

Gary Newton | Louis Nuti | William Foxworth | Shaye Lewis | Flavio Ribeiro

International Goat Research Center

Reproductive Performance, Genetic Improvement Animal Genome, Controlled reproduction in goats, Improved artificial insemination, Small and large ruminant reproductive physiology, Developmental biology and physiological genomics

Gary Newton | Louis Nuti | William Foxworth | Shaye Lewis

Plant Systems

Increased global food and bioenergy production, Plant Systematics and Medicinal Plants, Sweetpotato genomics, Best management practices for crops, water management in cropping systems and water quality issues

Godson Osuji | Aruna Weerasooriya | Ming Gao | Peter Ampim 

Food Systems

Rheological Modeling and Characterization of Goat Meat and Milk products, Dairy Technology and chemistry, food flavors and preservation and product development, Structure-functionality relationships in foods, food proteins, polysaccharides and lipid complexes

Deland MyersRahmat Attaie | Adela Mora-Gutierrez

Natural Resources and Environmental Systems

Watershed management, Accretion or loss of sediments in marsh soil systems, Watershed modeling; groundwater modeling, water related hazards, Agricultural water management, Spatial hydrology, remote sensing of hydrology, water resource management, Best management practices for crops, water management in cropping systems and water quality issues, Climate and climate change effect on crop production

Eric Risch | Ali Fares | Richard Griffin | Ripendra Awal | Ram Ray | Peter Ampim | Annette James 

Social Systems and Allied Research

Clearinghouse for metrics and analytics on the causes, consequences, and correlates of income inequality, e.g., disparities associated with education, employment, health, housing, and income data points on the status and quality of life for limited-resource populations in Texas

William TurnerYoonsung Jung | Alfred Parks

PVAMU Goat Research

Explore the Advantages of Milk, Meat and Fiber Production, Family-owned Business Partnerships, Low Impact Grazing Techniques, Youth Experiential Learning Opportunity, Biotechnology and Medicinal Implications, Veterinary Health, Reproductive Technology.

Researchers at the International Goat Research Center (IGRC) have been developing a test that can determine fertility rates in male goats. This test has also shown potential for testing fertility in human subjects.

Goat Facts/Benefits
Goats graze on pastures unsuitable for other food production which increases productive cropland and improves economic conditions and food security in many regions.

Exports of goat genetics and products provide enhanced economic opportunity for small farmers and ranchers.

Are You a Student and want to Volunteer on the University Farm?

If your answers is yes, then you may complete and submit the Volunteer Information form to the address listed above or by email to the contacts listed below:

Dr. Louis Nuti | 936 261-5085 | lcnuti@pvamu.edu

OR

Dr. Laura Carson | 936 261-5010 | lecarson@pvamu.edu

CARC is located at

745 Jessie and Mary Gibbs Jones Agricultural Research Building

620 E.E. O'Banion Street
P.O. Box 519; MS 2008
Prairie View, TX 77446
Tel: (936) 261-5000
Fax: (936) 261-9975
Email: alfares@pvamu.edu

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