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AgriLife Research Develops Tropical Hibiscus Hybrids Ready for Market

Winter-hardy hibiscus cultivars are what initially attracted Dariusz Malinowski, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist and breeder, to the world of flowers, but now he’s ready to splash a little tropical color into the market.
16-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Planting a Trillion Trees Will Not Halt Climate Change

A group of 46 scientists from around the world, led by Joseph Veldman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, are urging caution...
17-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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FDA approves ultra-low gossypol cottonseed for human, animal consumption

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to ultra-low gossypol cottonseed, ULGCS, to be utilized as human food and in animal feed, something Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have been working on for nearly 25 years.
14-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Texas A&M corn breeder looking to build a better bourbon

Dr. Seth Murray may have more than a casual interest in National Bourbon Day on June 14.
13-Jun-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Texas A&M-designed irrigation runoff mitigation system patented, available for licensing

COLLEGE STATION – Just as temperatures begin to heat up and lawns begin to seemingly beg for water, Texas A&M AgriLife faculty were recognized at a patent award banquet for their irrigation runoff mitigation system. With water waste a growing...
1-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A sex-determining gene might help guarantee better papaya production

A gene that dictates which of three sexes a papaya tree will become could spur a leap in the ultra-nutritious crop’s production.
15-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fortified ‘high tunnel’ growing structures withstand ‘bomb cyclone’ winds

AMARILLO – Lessons learned in construction of protected agriculture systems, or high tunnels, kept Texas A&M AgriLife Research tunnels near Amarillo securely in place during the recent “bomb cyclone” that reached recorded wind gusts of 80-90...
22-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dallas Ecopark a teaching tool for public, industry, governments

Texas A&M AgriLife's ecopark in Dallas will welcome visitors for tours and lessons in "green" development beginning late 2019.
11-Mar-2019 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Economist: Marketing Plans Can Help Central Texas Farmers Capitalize on Grain Markets

The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such as soybeans would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
15-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research to Lead Project to Enhance Spinach Production, Safety

Texas A&M AgriLife research will collaborate with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the University of California at Davis on a project to help agricultural producers and consumers through improving nitrogen use efficiency and food safety in...
15-May-2018 4:40 PM EDT

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Women Driving North Texas Research Seek Sustainable Solutions for Urban Living

Three women driving agricultural and ecological research in North Texas seek new solutions for sustainable urban and suburban living in 2018.
8-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST

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Texans Should Prepare for Flooding, High Winds From Harvey

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

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Texas Potato Researcher Plans to Pack More Value Into the Crop

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

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

13-Nov-2014 3:20 PM EST

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