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Research team launches sweeping lesser prairie-chicken predictive model study

Research team launches sweeping lesser prairie-chicken predictive model study

Research by wildlife scientists at Texas Tech University focusing on large-scale landscape and environmental changes could bring new hope to getting a better handle on the fate of the fast-disappearing lesser prairie-chicken. Scientists have estimated that the bird has experienced as much as a 97 percent decline in population size from historic levels.  more »

 

Texas Alliance for Water Conservation holds Pioneers in Agriculture Field Day

Texas Alliance for Water Conservation holds Pioneers in Agriculture Field Day

A program aimed at connecting today’s producers and consultants with the latest market, policy and research information was the focus of the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation’s annual ‘Pioneers in Agriculture Field Day’ on Thursday (Aug. 15) at the Floyd County Unity Center in Muncy.  more »

 

Quail-Tech Alliance lands $110K gift from Dallas-based sportsman group

Quail-Tech Alliance lands $110K gift from Dallas-based sportsman group

In an ongoing effort to restore Texas’ wild quail populations, Dallas-based Park Cities Quail has donated $110,000 to Quail-Tech Alliance, a conservation alliance based at Texas Tech University. The nonprofit group, which hopes to slow the region’s declining wild quail population, made the presentation on Wednesday (Aug. 2) during a special ceremony at Collectors Covey in Dallas.  more »

 

In Profile: Brashears says cooking up MicroZap was a nine years in the making

In Profile: Brashears says cooking up MicroZap was a nine years in the making

While the results of a new food-purifying technology designed by a Texas Tech research team may be instant, the instant success being seen by its spin-off company – MicroZap – has actually been in the works for years. Key to MicroZap’s ground-breaking process is use of microwave technology to purify food and water.  more »

 

In Profile: Sam Prien walks a technology bridge between AFS, Tech’s HSC

In Profile: Sam Prien walks a technology bridge between AFS, Tech’s HSC

 Sam Prien’s work world is divided between two disparate parts of the Texas Tech campus. The professor, an expert in assisted reproductive technologies, splits his daily duties between Tech’s Health Sciences Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and the university’s nationally-known Department of Animal and Food Sciences.  more »

 

TAWC recognized with major American Water Resources Association award

TAWC recognized with major American Water Resources Association award

The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation, a research project made up of producers, industries, universities, and government agencies, has received the American Water Resources Association’s ‘Integrated Water Resources Management Award.’  The award will be presented at the group’s annual conference in November in Portland.  more »

 

Food Safety; Zoetis provides research gift for CASNR Salmonella research

Food Safety; Zoetis provides research gift for CASNR Salmonella research

A food safety and public health research team with Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences has received $100,000 for Salmonella research from animal-health company Zoetis. The research funds will help provide resources to better understand and describe the ecology of Salmonella in cattle populations, as well as discover and evaluate tools that might ultimately result in a safer food supply, officials with the Madison, N.J.-based firm said today (May 22).  more »