Texas A&M University (often referred to as A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The sixth-largest university in the United States, A&M's enrollment for Fall 2011 was over 50,000 for the first time in school history. Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.
Thirty-year study looks at Bermuda grass sustainability without fertilizer
In an East Texas study on sandy, low-fertility soils, Bermuda grass pastures that have not received nitrogen fertilizer since the fall of 1984 are still in production, according to Dr. Monte Rouquette, Texas ...
Marbling research shows healthy fat in beef has benefits
Beef with reasonable marbling and juicy taste is preferred among consumers, and industry leaders continue to monitor how to consistently produce a product with these traits. A recent research article addresses ...
Ice age people hunted horse and camel 13,300 years ago
New research shows that prehistoric Ice-Age people hunted horse and camel 13,300 years ago in North America, much earlier than previously believed, according to a team of researchers led by a Texas A&M University ...
Study opens doors for increases in Texas corn yields, aflatoxin resistance
A ground-breaking Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led study on corn has identified useful gene variations for yield increases, drought tolerance and aflatoxin resistance that could make a real difference to Texas ...
Biomedical engineer developing nanomaterial for healing broken bones
A new material that triggers stem cells to begin forming bone could enable a more effective treatment for hard-to-heal bone breaks and defects, says a Texas A&M University biomedical engineer who is part ...
Flood and drought risk to cities on rise even with no climate change
A heads-up to New York, Baltimore, Houston and Miami: a new study suggests that these metropolitan areas and others will increase their exposure to floods even in the absence of climate change, according to researchers from ...
Water limiting factor to corn silage quality
Minimizing yield losses while reducing groundwater usage is a continual goal for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists on the High Plains, where quantities of water from the Ogallala Aquifer are diminishing.
Genomic-enhanced data has a place in building back cattle herds, according to expert
Genetic markers are beginning to give cattlemen a more accurate glimpse into their breeding animals' expected progeny differences or EPDs when selecting for traits to build into their herds.
Compact wool measurement tool may find home on the range
Can a field-friendly, reasonably priced fiber measurement tool compare favorably with the high-dollar commercial unit that's set the industry standard for wool fineness measurement since 2000?
Team advances fuel cell car technology
Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has developed two fuel cell vehicle platforms for both present day enhancements and future innovation.
Soundness exams, genetic testing improve herd performance
The value of a herd bull is determined not just by his genetic merit, but also by the number of calves he may or may not sire, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.
Weather forecasts could become seeding forecasts
A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Servicestate cropping system specialist hopes producers can use the weather forecast for not only deciding how to dress, but to alter management practices based on expected ...
Fall pest has many South Central Texans seeing spots before their eyes
If you think you're seeing spots before your eyes around the holidays, it may just be a tiny gnat-like insect "getting up in your grill," according to entomologists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Easy, affordable cover extends growing season in home gardens
A technique used by commercial growers to protect tender crops from harmful cold temperatures may be an affordable option for home growers as well, according to Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ...
Expert cautious about plant growth regulators for wheat
Plant growth regulators are nothing new for cotton farmers, but they are of recent interest to some wheat producers who are questioning their efficiency and economics, said Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife ...