AMARILLO – In an effort to excite youth about agricultural research, Dr. Brent Auvermann and his team recently took their unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, to Drone Camp at Amarillo College. Auvermann, director for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo, has been using drones and advanced technology in his Texas A&M AgriLife […] The post AgriLife Research engineer uses drones to introduce youth to agriculture, technology careers appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, TEES, were recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study and develop super-repellent and anti-fouling surfaces for foods. The grant will be used in their collaboration to help ensure the […] The post Texas A&M researchers study super-repellent surfaces for safer fruits, vegetables appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION -- David White is the new executive director for the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising arm of Texas 4-H, the state’s largest youth development program, which is overseen by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation works with businesses, organizations, individuals and families who share […] The post David White new Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation executive director appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION – The Texas watermelon crop was delayed by spring weather, but plenty should be available for the Fourth of July holiday, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the state’s melon crops were showing good fruit sets and are progressing well after a […] The post Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 18, 2019 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION — National Pollinator Week is June 17-23, and the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, NRI, in collaboration with other organizations is continuing its efforts to promote statewide land stewardship relating to pollinators. “Our institute and other like-minded organizations have been collaborating to bring awareness to the importance of voluntary land stewardship in Texas […] The post Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute supporting National Pollinator Week appeared first on AgriLife Today.