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Soil Science; ‘Between Earth and Sky’ documentary releases final film trailer

Soil Science; ‘Between Earth and Sky’ documentary releases final film trailer

Between Earth and Sky, a collaborative film effort featuring CASNR’s Associate Dean for Research David Weindorf, has released its third and final film trailer on www.betweenearthandskymovie.com. The film, which tells the story of global climate change by shining a light on arctic soils and ecosystems, and the livelihood of Alaskan-Americans, is among the first to explore global climate change through the lens of soil science.  more »

 

AFS food safety research center selected for retail meat surveillance program

AFS food safety research center selected for retail meat surveillance program

Texas Tech University’s International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE) has been selected to be a National Surveillance Lab for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), Retail Meat Surveillance Program through a competitive federal grant process.  more »

 

CASNR’s Clint Boal aiding in study of eagle interaction with wind turbines

CASNR’s Clint Boal aiding in study of eagle interaction with wind turbines

In the avian world, the eagle is known as the apex predator, meaning no other bird considers an eagle its prey. The eagle is on the top of the avian food chain. But that doesn’t mean they live without dangers, most of them manmade.  more »

 

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 »

 

Texas Tech part of consortium studying sustainability of Ogallala Aquifer

Texas Tech part of consortium studying sustainability of Ogallala Aquifer

Researchers at Texas Tech University will participate in a $2.4 million study directed by Colorado State University that will examine the long-term sustainability of the Ogallala Aquifer.  more »

 

AFS professor joins international team receiving $1M USDA food safety grant

AFS professor joins international team receiving $1M USDA food safety grant

Two Texas Tech University researchers are part of a team that was recently awarded one of 35 food safety grants by the USDA that promotes safe, nutritious food. Guy Loneragan, a professor of food safety and public health in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, and Mayukh Dass, the J.B. Hoskins Associate Professor of Marketing in the Rawls College of Business, are part of a team led by Texas A&M researcher H. Morgan Scott.  more »

 

David Lawver named CASNR safety coordinator; Focus on training, inspection

David Lawver named CASNR safety coordinator; Focus on training, inspection

David Lawver, a noted agricultural educator and Fulbright Grant award winner, has been named the safety coordinator for Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new post on Feb. 1.  more »