The Dallas Center Mission

House agricultural and ecological research to develop sustainable solutions for urban living. Disseminate scientific solutions through extension programming.

Select Research and Extension Programs

Water University

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Educating citizens and organizations about water conservation across Texas through public outreach and extensive education material offerings

Plant Immunity Research

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Working toward more resilient plant life by exploring how plants react to “biotic” factors like bacteria, insect pests, parasites, and many others

Turfgrass Breeding

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Breeding resilient turfgrass varieties for sustainable urban living across Texas and the U.S.

Genome Research

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Applying genomics and molecular genetics to improve resiliency in plants

Urban Ecological Engineering

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Seeking solutions that mimic natural systems to reduce the impact of urbanization on nature

School IPM

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Delivering the best practices in low-environmental-impact pest control to Texas schools

Urban Entomology

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Understanding urban insect pests, developing sustainable control measures, educating industry professionals

4-H Urban Outreach

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Bringing the 4-H experience to under-served urban regions in North Texas, with focus on STEM learning

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