Sugarcane aphid populations popping up in High Plains sorghum fields

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Ed Bynum, 806-677-5600, ebynum@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Like the popup showers that have dotted the state, the sugarcane aphid is starting to show up all…

APT Trends Report Q2 2018

In the second quarter of 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarter’s private threat intelligence reports, in an effort to make the…

In cryptoland, trust can be costly

While the legal status of cryptocurrencies and laws to regulate them continue to be hammered out, scammers are busy exploiting the digital gold rush. Besides hacking cryptocurrency exchanges, exploiting smart-contract…

Her Platform’s Extreme, but she & Represents the Future of the Democrat Party  By Matt Mackowiak Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last seek, in a remote Democratic New York…

AgriLife Extension’s Kimble County 4-H team named national wool judging champions

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, p-hernandez@tamu.edu SONORA – The Kimble County 4-H senior wool judging team took top honors at the 58th National 4-H Wool Judging…

Gene editing approach aims for broad disease resistance in staple food crops

Dr. Junqi Song, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist in Dallas, believes his team has discovered a system for achieving broad disease resistance in a number of staple food crops.…

“Texas charter schools focus on students and support teachers with the Freedom & Fexibility to teach.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “We are excited that Starlee Coleman will be…

Hays County residents fear the fight to protect their water was all for nothing

Hays County residents thought their water was saved. Houston-based Electro Purification had plans to pump 5.3 million gallons of water per day from the Trinity Aquifer. The area wasn’t regulated by…

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories, an international team of scientists have confirmed ′Oumuamua (oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah), the first known interstellar object to travel through our solar system,…

4-H’ers awarded $2.4M in scholarships at Texas 4-H Roundup

Contact: Sarah Hamm, 979-845-1213, sarah.hamm@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Texas 4-H’ers took home more than $2.4 million in scholarships during the 71st annual Texas 4-H Roundup held at Texas A&M University…

Texas 4-H Roundup welcomes youth from throughout the state

More than 4,000 attend Contacts: Dr. Courtney Dodd, 979-845-1211, cfdodd@ag.tamu.edu Sarah Hamm, 979-845-1213, sarah.hamm@ag.tamu.edu Jana Barrett, 979-458-0910, jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Bryan-College Station was host to the largest gathering of…

Faced with failure, state to propose new plan to protect West Texas lizard

Texas hopes to unveil a new strategy to protect the threatened dunes sagebrush lizard by the end of next month. And the endangered species expert managing the remake for the…

Understanding how to control ‘jumping’ genes

Texas A&M scientists connect Serrate protein and gene transcription Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A team of Texas A&M University and Texas AgriLife Research scientists have…

A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August. Source: NASA

Top turfgrass producers converge in Dallas, preview latest zoysia, St. Augustine research

Dr. Ambika Chandra (left) leads a tour of the turfgrass breeding and research greenhouses at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by…

Walk Across Texas participants learn about additional health, wellness offerings at midway event

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nelda Lebya Speller, 210-631-0400, nlspeller@ag.tamu.edu Angie Gutierrez, 210-631-0400, aogutierrez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Eighty-two Bexar County employees learned about a variety of free health and…

AgriLife helps Texas tomato producers make better connections through grafting

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Daniel Leskovar, 830-278-9151, daniel.leskovar@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE – A team of Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and horticulturists are investigating how successful integration of vegetable grafting…

Meet The New Play By Play Voice Of Texas A&M Football And Men’s Basketball

Texas A&M and the university’s broadcast partner Learfield have announced the new play by play voice of Aggie football and men’s basketball. Andrew Monaco of San Antonio has spent the…

NASA’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) has selected three informal education organizations to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning to inspire the next generation…

Engineered cotton uses weed-suppression chemical as nutrient

AgriLife Research battles herbicide-resistant weeds Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677- 5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Keerti Rathore, 979-862-4795, rathore@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A newly developed fertilizer system will provide nutrition to engineered cotton…