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2012-02-17 15:00:00

Focal points are improved yield, quality and stress tolerance Monheim, Germany (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 Bayer CropScience and Texas AgriLife Research, a part of the Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas, USA have signed a multi-year agreement to develop and commercialize improved wheat varieties. Utilizing Texas AgriLife Research´s extensive collection of wheat cultivars and germplasm and Bayer´s expertise in both classical and molecular plant breeding, the...

2011-12-13 11:50:40

At least one person admits that the extreme heat in Texas this year was beneficial. But all the same, he'd opt next time for a handmade torture chamber. "Some people will complain about the heat, but from my viewpoint as a breeder, I love stress," said Dr. David Byrne, Texas AgriLife Research rose breeder. With maximum mean highs of 107 degrees for weeks near Mansfield and 104 at College Station, where Byrne has research plots, numerous rose varieties were put to one of Mother...

2011-11-04 07:00:00

The 2nd State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit brings together experts and leaders with an interest in the Gulf of Mexico. A unique feature of the SGM SUMMIT2011 is an emphasis on developing an effective âœreport cardâ that can be used by resource managers and decision makers in science and business to understand the impacts of our activity. Unprecedented cooperation has preceeded this important event. Corpus Christi, TX (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 During...

2011-09-22 19:10:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates received the National Constitution Center's 2011 Liberty Medal tonight in honor of his five decades of distinguished service. In what was a moving tribute to Dr. Gates' role as the "Soldiers' Secretary," Iraq War veteran Anthony Odierno, representing Wounded Warrior Project, and SFC Dana Graham of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, representing the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern...

2011-09-01 09:00:00

Construction may have contributed to rating shifts for some highways AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released its 2011 edition of the 100 most congested roadways list today, and the results are not surprising--congestion remains a daily challenge for motorists in Texas metropolitan areas. With a few exceptions, the 2011 list is much the same as last year's. The differences are likely the result of slower traffic speeds...

2011-08-18 09:51:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dannon Company, Inc. awarded its sixth annual Dannon Next Generation Nutrition® Grants, donating a total of $120,000 to four non-profit organizations in support of their community-based nutrition education programs. The four grants were awarded throughout the month of August, and concluded yesterday with a final grant presentation in Fort Worth, Texas. The Dannon Company established the Dannon Next Generation...

2011-08-17 17:35:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dannon Company, Inc. today awarded the sixth annual Dannon Next Generation Nutrition® Grant to Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service, supporting the implementation of its Balancing Food and Play physical activity and nutrition education curriculum into Tarrant County Schools. Dannon presented the organization with a $30,000 check during an afternoon event that also featured a healthy-cooking demonstration by Connie...

2011-07-07 00:48:37

Just as corn and peanuts stunned the world decades ago with their then-newly discovered multi-beneficial uses and applications, Texas AgriLife Research scientists in Corpus Christi think microalgae holds even more promise. "It's a huge, untapped source of fuel, food, feed, pharmaceuticals and even pollution-busters," said Dr. Carlos Fernandez, a crop physiologist at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Corpus Christi who is studying the physiological responses of microalgae to...

2011-06-27 12:38:02

As billion-dollar agricultural losses continue to mount in the withering Texas heat, Texas AgriLife Research scientists in Corpus Christi are taking a closer look at why some cotton varieties do better than others in drought conditions. "We want to better understand those traits that control water use in plants so we can transfer that information to breeders and geneticists to more quickly develop drought-tolerant cultivars so badly needed here," said Dr. Carlos Fernandez, a plant...

2010-11-11 13:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) today called upon the Department of Defense (DOD) to publicly disavow and formally investigate leaks to the media regarding the content of a forthcoming report on the issue of homosexuals in the military. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Secretary of Defense Robert Gates formed a Comprehensive Review Working Group (CRWG)...