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Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga announced

The report, in Genome Announcements, comes after almost seven years of research, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, AgriLife Research biochemist and principal…

Entomologists sniff out new stink bug to help soybean farmers control damage

Entomologists in Texas got a whiff of a new stink bug doing economic damage to soybeans in Texas and are developing ways to help farmers combat it, according…

Plant doctors get to the root of plant stress in rice

Sitting in an air-conditioned office at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Beaumont, it's obvious: People work better indoors when…

Texas Farm Goes Vertical to Net Tall Yields

Being a “computer guy from San Antonio,” now-farmer Larry Johnson says he didn’t know anything about plants – he just wanted to do something outside. Rather…

AgriLife Research study identifies contributing factors to groundwater table declines

The groundwater declines have been most severe in the past four decades, but the news isn't all bad, according to Dr. Srinivasulu Ale, AgriLife Research…

Researchers discover 'Trojan Horse' method of penetrating cellular walls without harm

The finding, published in this month's Nature Methods, is expected to be easily adopted for use in medical research to find cures and treatments for a wide…

AgriLife Research study estimates costs of mesquite biomass delivery for bioenergy use

AgriLife Research scientists from the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Service center at Vernon, Dr. Seong Park, economist; Dr. Jim Ansley, range…

AgriLife Research zeroes in on potato disease insect

Do potato psyllids migrate from one location to the next, starting in northern Mexico and moving northward as the potato season progresses, or are psyllid…

Peaches, plums, nectarines give obesity, diabetes slim chance

The study, which will be presented at the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia next August, showed that the compounds in stone fruits could be a weapon…

Reduced tillage doesn't mean reduced cotton yields under drip irrigatio

Loss of production may be one concern cotton producers have on the Rolling Plains when considering switching to reduced- or no-tillage systems, said Dr. Paul…

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