“This crisis emphasizes the need to modernize our entire agriculture and food system with state-of-the art technologies that decrease reliance on a precarious labor force.” – Patrick J. Stover, vice-chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M AgriLife.
There’s a solution for your home food waste that doesn’t involve landfills: Composting! Plus, keeping food out of landfills can help fight climate change.
During this critical time, respected experts from the university offer insights to help us navigate a new way of living.
“If you’re in a greenhouse or your garden and you’re watering with a hose and the hose touches an affected plant, you can end up damaging a plant next to it,” said Karen-Beth Scholthof, Ph.D.
Researchers at Texas A&M University led by Professor Richard Teague found that even moderately effective grazing systems put more carbon in the soil than the gasses cattle emit.
Before June 2018, finding cattle that were potentially exposed to diseases was time-consuming and complicated, requiring a patchwork of information from auction houses, feedlots, producers and meatpacking plants.
It’s OK to stockpile – not hoard – goods should you be forced to quarantine yourself at home amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronaviruses that are common in poultry and livestock worldwide don’t jump to humans, but those found in wildlife are another matter, an expert says.
“Although our understanding is still limited, wild pangolins (a scaly anteater) sold at live markets may be associated with the recently reported coronavirus outbreak in China,” Simmons said in a Texas A&M news release.
Before you go launching wildflower seed projectiles, start with a solid recipe.