Dr. Girisha Ganjegunte Discusses Cotton Growing Practices, Challenges, and Potential Solutions
November 5, 2023
Rio Grande Colonias USDA Regional Food Business Center Expands Opportunities for Regional Food Producers
July 3, 2023
AgriLife Research El Paso Center Director, Beth Racine, Will Lead New Rio Grande Colonias USDA Regional Food Business Center
May 4, 2023
Dr. Girisha Ganjegunte Addresses the Threat of Mounting Salination in Texas Soil
February 20, 2023
Texas A&M AgriLife and “Climate-Smart” Research Funding
September 16, 2022
Research Team Visits Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant
August 25, 2022
A team of researchers from the El Paso Center visited the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant to broaden their understanding of the mechanisms in place to ensure water quality and availability in El Paso. The plant can produce up to 42 million gallons of fresh water per day.
Dr. Girisha Ganjegunte interviewed on NPR Texas Standard
May 10, 2021
Updated guidance on coronavirus
March 18, 2020
On-site skeleton crew staffing extends until May 1. The Center is closed to public until May 1 or a date with further notice.
Food, nutrition education program expanded in El Paso
March 16, 2020
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, EFNEP, has extended its reach in El Paso County.
The program, which provides free nutrition education classes to vulnerable limited-resource families and youth, recently moved into a newly renovated space at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, 10601 N. Loop Drive in Socorro.
Pandemic COVID19 – Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso
March 15, 2020
Up to Sunday, March 15, two presumptive positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed in El Paso.
As of this time, no employee of the El Paso Research Center has been diagnosed with COVID19 or knowingly been exposed.
The El Paso Research Center will be closed to the public March 16-20th. Phones and mail will still operate during normal business hours. Only critical operations staff will remain on-site, all other staff will work from home. Please meet with your supervisor for details. TAMUS will re-evaluate the situation on March 19th and further guidance will be provided.
Please check the following links for additional information.
TAMUS COVID19 Travel Information – As of 13 March 2020, ALL international travel on behalf ot TAMUS has been suspended and domestic travel is limited to only for mission critical purposes. Mission critical domestic travel must be resported to the Office of Ethics and Compliance with final approval by the Agency CEO or designee.
A copy of COOP has been submitted, pending approval by the AgriLife Office of Ethics & Compliance, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet a scientist: Zhuping Sheng
March 10, 2020
By Kerry Halladay
Congratulations to Dr. Girisha Ganjegunte for receiving the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director’s Award – Research Scientist of the Year!
January 15, 2020
Saurav Kumar joins Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso
May 5, 2019
Congressman Will Hurd visits the El Paso AgriLife Center
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in El Paso had the honor of receiving a visit by Congressman Will Hurd Saturday, March 30, 2019. Congressman Hurd, a Texas A&M graduate, explained that while he was in El Paso he wanted the revisit the Center and learn more about the research being conducted here.
Dr. Sheng, the Center Director, began the meeting by explaining the overall research focus of the Center. This led to many questions regarding water policy and water concerns for the area and how the concerns are intertwined with national security.
When the Congressman asked what can be done to alleviate the concerns, Dr. Niu used the opportunity to explain the different research programs at the Center and how they are making an impact. She then spent some time describing her hydroponic research. Dr. Torell added some key points regarding the economics of the food supply chain.
The meeting finished with a discussion between Congressman Hurd and Dr. Ganjegunte of how the crops in this area are affected by soil salinity.
Throughout the time together, Congressman Hurd asked insightful questions, demonstrating his interest in the Center research.
Congratulations to Dr. Zhuping Sheng, newly appointed Board Director, American Water Resources Association
AWRA is a nation organization with a mission to advance multidisciplinary water resources education, management and research. Dr. Sheng, an expert in the field of Hydrology, will begin his Board of Directors term in January, 2019.
Sheng is the El Paso AgriLife Research Center Director and leads the Hydrology and Water Research Program. His current research focus is:
- Hydrological Processes of River Systems in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions
- Dynamics of Aquifer Systems
- Integrated Water Resources Management
- Interactions of Atmospheric, Surface and Subsurface Waters
To read more about his research please use the following links —
Congratulations to Dr. Girisha Ganjegunte for receiving the Texas A&M Soil and Crop Sciences Departmental 2018 Research Faculty Award!
This is a huge honor and we are proud to have Dr. Ganjegunte on our staff here in El Paso.
Dr. Ganjegunte’s current research focus is:
- Water Reuse
- Freshwater Conservation
- Salinity Assessment and Management
To read more about his research please use the following links —
Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center-El Paso welcomes World Renowned Research Scientist
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in El Paso had the distinct pleasure of hosting a seminar presentation by Professor Yaoru Lu from the Department of Geotechnical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering, Tongii University, Shanghai, China on September 24, 2018. Professor Lu is a world-renowned expert of Karst engineering geology practices and the study of water conservancy, hydropower, railway, mines and town engineering. In 1997, Professor Lu was granted the title of Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, the highest honor bestowed upon a scientist.
Dr. Lu spoke about the Geo-Environmental Problems in the Karst Regions of China. He showed many pictures of beautiful remote areas of China while explaining how urban design must consider water, land, energy and biological resources as well as disaster conditions such as landslides, karst conditions, typhoons, storm surges, and earthquakes.
He has developed a list of ten main measures that must be considered in urban development to protect cities from natural disasters.
At the end of his talk Dr. Lu presented the Center Director, Dr. Sheng, with one of his books titled “Karst in China – a World of Improbable Peaks and Wonderful Caves” as a gift to the Center.
Meet a scientist: Girisha Ganjegunte
July 9, 2018
By Alexandra Hoskins