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Bird’s Eye View: How unmanned flight helps researchers track elusive quail

Bird’s Eye View: How unmanned flight helps researchers track elusive quail

On a clear, chilly November morning, Texas Tech graduate student Sean Yancey sips coffee as he and two other trucks full of northern bobwhite quail researchers convoy out to the V Ranch south of Slaton. The trucks rumble through a gate and down a caliche and dirt road. Yancey finds his “point” and parks. This point is a specially chosen spot at a bend in the road where researchers return to listen for their quarry and count by ear how many coveys are in the area. The other trucks pass and proceed to other “points” on the ranch.  more »

 

Grape-growing Surge; Viticulture, enology program getting better with age

Grape-growing Surge; Viticulture, enology program getting better with age

With the only bachelor’s degree program offered in the state of Texas in the winemaking industry, Texas Tech University’s Viticulture and Enology (V&E) program has grown steadily with the state’s thriving wine industry.  more »

 

Dean of Agricultural Sciences hosts webinar on cattle nutrient requirements

Dean of Agricultural Sciences hosts webinar on cattle nutrient requirements

Michael Galyean, dean of the Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, presented a webinar on Wednesday (May 25) introducing the eighth revised edition of Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle, or Beef NRC.  more »

 

Texas Tech Scholarship Office announces seven Terry Scholars from CASNR

Texas Tech Scholarship Office announces seven Terry Scholars from CASNR

Seven students from Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources have been chosen to receive prestigious Terry Foundation Scholarships, university officials announced today (May 17). After an intensive selection process of more than 1,000 students, the foundation provides four-year scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated exception leadership, character, financial need and scholastic ability.  more »

 

CASNR students take high honors at graduate research poster competition

CASNR students take high honors at graduate research poster competition

Texas Tech University’s 15th Annual Graduate Research Poster Competition recently provided an opportunity for students from across campus, including 11 winners from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, to present their research before they represented the university at national and international conferences.  more »

 

NRM, National Ranching Heritage Center host annual ‘Quailapalooza’ for youth

NRM, National Ranching Heritage Center host annual ‘Quailapalooza’ for youth

Children 5- to 12-years old had a hands-on opportunity to see how scientists study quail during the annual Quailapalooza on Saturday (Apr. 23) at the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) at Texas Tech University.  more »