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Researchers Stumped by Plants with Multiple Chromosomes Set January Meeting to Collaborate

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Some of the world’s most beloved plants — coffee, bananas, potatoes, chrysanthemums and roses, to name a few — could be made even better, but the complexity of their chromosomes either stumps or stifles scientists who study them. A meeting has...
18-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Improving U.S. Melon Crop Focus of $4.4 Million Study at Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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More than $4.4 million is being funded to discover ways to improve the U.S. melon industry to enhance the sustainability and profitability of melon production, emphasizing consumer preferences and industry-driven needs
13-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Crapemyrtle Pest to Be Targeted by $3.3 Million Grant to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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The most popular flowering shrub in the U.S. has a new ally in a fight against a new, devastating exotic pest. A $3.3 million grant will fund the study “Systematic Strategies to Manage Crapemyrtle Bark Scale” led by the Texas A&M AgriLife...
11-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cotton Gin Trash Finding New Life for Electrical Power

COLLEGE STATION – Finding sustainable markets for gin trash, wood chips and other waste products could be viable in producing more electrical power for a growing global population, according to researchers. A demonstration was held recently on...
7-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Flood-Damaged Documents, Books May Be Salvageable with Electron Beam Technology

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Documents, books and similar items soaked and muddied in the potentially sewage-laden flood waters produced by Hurricane Harvey may be salvageable with the use of electronic beam technology.
29-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Texas Teachers ‘Go Nuts’ Seeking Better Ways to Explain Science

A research facility in Beaumont, Texas, has been inviting middle and high school teachers to a daylong workshop for four years. It’s an effort to teach so-called STEM courses — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — via agriculture
3-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genomic Sequencing Could Become Household Term with New Hand-Held Device

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Within five years, consumers may begin using a device smaller than a flip phone to monitor the air, test their food or diagnose what germ caused an upset stomach. And the root of this capability points to what now is only for scientists — genome...
13-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Secret Weapon of Smart Bacteria Tracked To "Sweet Tooth"

Researchers have figured out how a once-defeated bacterium has re-emerged to infect cotton in a battle that could sour much of the Texas and U.S. crop. And it boils down to this: A smart bacteria with a sweet tooth.
22-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texans Should Prepare for Flooding, High Winds From Harvey

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With the probability of extensive rain and high winds throughout much of the state from the resurgence of Tropical Depression Harvey, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are asking Texans to take measures to prepare their houses, farms...
24-Aug-2017 3:15 PM EDT

Texas Potato Researcher Plans to Pack More Value Into the Crop

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Texas potato growers may be few in number, but their spuds hit a market window that brings a premium each year at harvest. Now, a new potato scientist for Texas A&M AgriLife Research plans to pack even more value into the commodity through...
23-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT

New AgriLife Research Scientists Take Aim at Zika

Today’s news is flooded with reports on Zika; none of them good…until now. Texas A&M AgriLife Research has fielded a Zika team led by two scientists who joined the department of entomology at Texas A&M University.
2-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Texas A&M AgriLife Scientist: eBeam Sanitization of Ebola Waste Could Be Cheaper and ‘Greener.’

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13-Nov-2014 3:20 PM EST

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