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Agricultural Council: Breeanna Roland named November ‘Aggie of the Month’

Agricultural Council: Breeanna Roland named November ‘Aggie of the Month’

Name: Breeanna Roland; Major: Interdisciplinary Agriculture; Classification: Senior; Organization: Sigma Alpha Rho Sorority; Hometown: Lakeside, Calif.; Month: November 2014  more »

 

Bayer CropScience Support; Sequencing of cotton A-genome could boost industry

Bayer CropScience Support; Sequencing of cotton A-genome could boost industry

A team of researchers at Texas Tech University, in collaboration with Bayer CropScience and the National Center for Genome Resources (NGCR) have developed a view into the structure of the cotton A-genome. This is a significant accomplishment in the sequencing of the cotton genome, which will fuel multi-disciplinary basic and applied research to help increase cotton productivity.  more »

 

Farm to Pharmacy; CASNR researchers create new medicinal use for cotton

Farm to Pharmacy; CASNR researchers create new medicinal use for cotton

This month the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal featured a CASNR-related research news item by Josie Musico: a biodegradable bandage. When the cotton-based product is available for widespread use — which its creators admit might not be for some time — it can be applied with medicinal ointment to a wound site. Unlike traditional bandages, it need not be removed later.  more »

 

Garmyn takes new post with Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Garmyn takes new post with Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Andrea Garmyn has been named a research assistant professor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She officially stepped into her new research post on Nov. 1.  more »

 

Henk den Bakker joins Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Henk den Bakker joins Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Henk (Hendrik) den Bakker, an expert in population modeling and biostatistics, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on Nov. 1.  more »

 

International Year of Soils; Focus on conservation and sound management

International Year of Soils; Focus on conservation and sound management

World Soil Day, and the launch of the ‘2015 International Year of Soils,’ is just around the corner, on Dec. 5, according to officials within Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Numerous key events related to soils are already taking place around the globe.  more »