COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Office of the Texas State Chemist’s role in building a global food safety network to combat aflatoxin poisoning has taken another step forward with its recent accreditation of the University of Nairobi Mycotoxin Laboratory. The mission to combat aflatoxin risk includes assisting laboratories worldwide in […]
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COLLEGE STATION — A full-day Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service workshop for anyone thinking about entering or expanding efforts in the winemaking industry will cover what it takes to open up shop. The Prospective and New Winery Owner Workshop takes place July 9 from 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. in Room 224 of the Horticulture and […]
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COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Foundation has named Allyson Tjoelker assistant vice president of development for Texas A&M AgriLife, effective June 1. Tjoelker will lead all development and donor activities for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as well as Texas A&M University System state agricultural agencies — the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]
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COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife unveiled plans May 21 for a multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse that will utilize advanced sensor technology to enhance agricultural crops in the areas of crop health, yield, nutrition, temperature, drought stress and other environmental conditions. “Global population growth coupled with consumer demands for more nutritious food calls […]
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COLLEGE STATION — A comprehensive national effort among 30 industry and academic entities led by Texas A&M is gaining ground in the battle against rose rosette. The disease has claimed an estimated $40-$50 million in rose industry losses alongside thousands of jobs, researchers said. The team has tracked the disease across the U.S., developed new […]
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ROME, ITALY – Texas A&M AgriLife, part of the Texas A&M University System, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations renewed their agreement May 10 to expand capacity for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing countries. The initial partnership began in 2014 and expanded to four enhanced program areas involving […]
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COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, director of the Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, was recently honored at the Texas State Capitol for his contributions to the state’s agricultural industry. Mazurkiewicz was honored with a resolution by the Texas House of Representatives, read […]
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COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Peter McGuill, director of the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association at its annual conference in Amarillo. McGuill was honored for his work in coordinating annual educational content. […]
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BRYAN – A memorial service for Dr. Leonard Pike, pioneer of the Texas 1015 Supersweet onion, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Still Creek Ranch, 6500 Hearne Road in Bryan. Pike was a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist who also pioneered the Aggie maroon Beta Sweet carrot and a string of other vegetables […]
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DALLAS — A gene that dictates which of three sexes a papaya tree will become, before seed germination, could spur a leap in the ultra-nutritious crop’s production. This genetic discovery in sex determination would also move growers a little closer to profitable papaya production in controlled environments, like greenhouses, across the globe. Dr. Qingyi Yu, […]
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