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Sanjit Deb takes new post with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science

Sanjit Deb takes new post with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science

Sanjit Deb, an expert in soil physics and hydrology, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on July 1.  more »

 

GALLERY: Crews gain ground one brick at a time on Bayer Plant Science Building

GALLERY: Crews gain ground one brick at a time on Bayer Plant Science Building

The return of clear blue skies and temperatures in the nineties opened the doors for construction crews to go full-speed ahead on laying brick. As the days passed in June, large portions of CASNR’s new Bayer Plant Science Building were quickly covered with varied shades of Texas Tech’s iconic tan brick. Meanwhile, inside the building, walls and windows are going in place.  more »

 

CASNR Student Success Center’s focus remains recruiting, retaining top students

CASNR Student Success Center’s focus remains recruiting, retaining top students

They may not be Spiderman, Superman or Wonder Woman, but for a lot of students in Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the professionals in the Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center are superheroes in their own right, largely due to their passion for Tech, CASNR and agriculture in general.  more »

 

TAWC, TeCSIS Forage & Livestock Field Day set for July 9 at research farm

TAWC, TeCSIS Forage & Livestock Field Day set for July 9 at research farm

The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation and Texas Coalition for Sustainable Integrated Systems will host a forage and livestock field day on Thursday (July 9) at the Texas Tech Research Farm in New Deal. The field day will focus on grass and alfalfa mixtures, establishing pasture stands, beef cattle nutrition, grassland’s role in soil quality, Powder River cattle handling facilities, and more.  more »

 

Llano River Field Station receives education and public service award

Llano River Field Station receives education and public service award

The Llano River Field Station, the strategic arm of the Texas Tech University Center at Junction, has been presented this year’s ‘Education and Public Service Award’ by the Universities Council on Water Resources. Researchers at the field station, including several from the Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, collaborate on studying and solving the issues of the region and beyond, including watershed, range science and environmental education and public engagement.  more »

 

Turfgrass Field Day set for July 13 at Texas Tech Quaker Research Farm

Turfgrass Field Day set for July 13 at Texas Tech Quaker Research Farm

Growing and maintaining turf in West Texas will be in the spotlight Monday (July 13) at a Turfgrass Field Day at the Texas Tech University’s Quaker Research Farm. Registration for the half-day program at 200 N. Quaker Ave. begins at 7 a.m., and the program will begin about an hour later.  more »

 

GALLERY: Dairy Barn goes green with new Tech campus beautification project

GALLERY: Dairy Barn goes green with new Tech campus beautification project

A major facelift for some of Texas Tech’s most iconic scenes is winding down this summer. The greening of the West Library Mall and the area surrounding Tech’s iconic Dairy Barn are part of a $2.5 million campus beautification project that included the university’s Broadway Avenue entrance and Memorial Circle.  more »