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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 »

 

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 »

 

Pollinator Conservation; Researchers look to get bee populations buzzing

Pollinator Conservation; Researchers look to get bee populations buzzing

In the wake of colony collapse disorder, bee populations have seen dramatic losses in recent years. But a team of Texas Tech University researchers is working on a project to help farmers boost the health of their pollinator pals.  more »

 

Milestone; Texas Tech opens new $14.3 million Bayer Plant Science Building

Milestone; Texas Tech opens new $14.3 million Bayer Plant Science Building

Texas Tech University’s continued commitment to agricultural education and research took another step forward Friday (Oct. 30) with the opening of the new Bayer Plant Science Building. Thanks to Bayer CropScience, a major partner in funding agricultural initiatives both in Lubbock and within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the Bayer Plant Science Building will provide students with a state-of-the-art facility to learn and conduct research, as well as collaborate on projects with fellow students.  more »

 

Study; Researchers find patches of heavy metals along Colorado, New Mexico river

Study; Researchers find patches of heavy metals along Colorado, New Mexico river

Dan Elliott, a reporter with the Associated Press, recently interviewed David Weindorf, the BL Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology with Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, on some of his ongoing research in northern New Mexico.  more »