Texas A&M

USDA, Texas A&M partner to get veterans ag loans faster

· June 1, 2018

The USDA and Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service are partnering to help military veterans obtain loans and pursue careers as farmers and ranchers. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined local dignitaries, members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and community leaders at the Dallas Farmers Market Thursday to unveil the new pilot program. USDA’s Farm […]

Discovery Virtual Field Trip teaches soil science through sports

· March 12, 2018

Most middle school students probably don’t realize the important role soil science plays in the world of sports. That’s why the Nutrients for Life Foundation, an educational non-profit that educates students and the public about the vital role soil nutrients play in growing our world, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and […]

Texas A&M: Winter wheat feasible cover crop for cotton

· November 30, 2017

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led team has proved that winter wheat is a profitable cover crop for Rolling Plains cotton production. The paper, Simulated Effects of Winter Wheat Cover Crops on Cotton Production Systems of the Texas Rolling Plains, is part of the “Crop Modeling and Decision Support for Optimizing Use of Limited Water” collection […]

Drought protection? Crops need thick layer of leaf wax

· August 16, 2017

Good news. Crops in dry areas or during stretches of drought can grow if the plants have been cultivated to protect themselves with a thicker layer of leaf wax, a new study shows. Sarah Feakins, a scientist at University of Southern California who has studied leaf wax in the context of climate change, teamed up […]

Texas A&M students to test out Kubota equipment

· May 8, 2017

Kubota Tractor Corporation and The Texas A&M University System have announced a joint research and development program to test equipment performance in various applications within The Texas A&M University System on land and within its testing facilities. “In keeping with Kubota’s global brand statement ‘For Earth, For Life’, we have a vested interest in furthering […]

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