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.
Texas producers find new oil fields—olive groves
Texas has been known for its oil production for almost 150 years. Now, a new oil industry is sprouting in what may bring producers cash and consumers a local, edible choice—olive oil.
Rodent populations proliferate in some parts of Texas
While the presence of rats and mice is nothing new in homes, sheds, barns and other structures, some areas of Texas are experiencing greatly increased rodent activity, leading residents to ask for advice on how to control ...
Worst drought ever to hit California could rival the historic 2011 Texas drought
(Phys.org) —The worst drought ever to hit California could rival the historic 2011 drought that devastated Texas, says a Texas A&M University professor.
Many insect pests have survival strategies for cold weather
(Phys.org) —Will the extremely cold weather Texas experienced recently have any effect on insect populations this spring?
Need to recycle water? Give the ground first shot at it
The key to solving some of Texas' water shortage problems may be as simple as teaching homeowners and cities how to efficiently and cleanly return wastewater to the ground, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist.
High yield, water efficiency of drought tolerant wheat due to higher biomass
Drought tolerance in wheat has been increased through breeding over the years, but a group of Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists in Amarillo wanted to determine what plant physiological characteristics were making the ...
Pros and cons of Texas fruit production entices growers meeting in College Station
If Texas fruit growers can manage their acreage and orchards past a plethora of pests, a willing market for local produce awaits, experts at the third annual Texas Fruit Conference in College Station.
Turning algae into biofuels
Pecos is usually egg-frying hot, bone dry and much of the groundwater is brackish, but Texas A&M AgriLife Research personnel know the area is prime real estate for conducting algae research, something they've been doing successfully ...
When it comes to genetic code, researchers prove optimum isn't always best
Imagine two steel springs identical in look and composition but that perform differently because each was tempered at a different rate.
Salinization of groundwater resources in Texas is a growing concern
(Phys.org) —Degrading potable groundwater quality is a growing concern in Texas, as about 15 percent of all domestic wells in the state are at risk due to high salinity, according to a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research ...