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Snapshot: Turfgrass Field Day draws a crowd to Tech’s Quaker Research Farm

Snapshot: Turfgrass Field Day draws a crowd to Tech’s Quaker Research Farm

Joey Young, an assistant professor with Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, leads one of the morning presentations (top photo) at a Turfgrass Field Day at Tech’s Quaker Research Farm. Throughout the half-day program (July 21) growing and maintaining top-flight turf was in the spotlight.  more »

 

Plant & Soil Science Chairman Zartman to retire after 40 years at Texas Tech

Plant & Soil Science Chairman Zartman to retire after 40 years at Texas Tech

After more than four decades of teaching, research and eventual administration of Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, Richard Zartman has announced that he will retire from his post as chairman and Leidigh Professor of Soil Physics. His last day will be Aug. 31.  more »

 

Global Outlook; Texas International Cotton School set for August 4-15

Global Outlook; Texas International Cotton School set for August 4-15

Texas Tech is once again offering a non-traditional classroom experience for cotton industry professionals from across the globe, known as the Texas International Cotton School. Running from Aug. 4-15, the High Plains program is two weeks of classes, lectures, tours and hands-on interaction in all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing.  more »

 

Turfgrass Field Day set for July 21 at Texas Tech Quaker Research Farm

Turfgrass Field Day set for July 21 at Texas Tech Quaker Research Farm

Growing and maintaining top-flight turf will be in the spotlight Monday (July 21) 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 presentations begin about an hour later.  more »

 

Spring Commencement; CASNR graduates challenged to reach higher

Spring Commencement; CASNR graduates challenged to reach higher

More than 2,300 students Texas Tech students, including 183 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received diplomas at the university’s commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 17) at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock.  more »

 

CASNR leadership set to revamp Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center programs

CASNR leadership set to revamp Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center programs

Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource is in the process of completing an overhaul of its Student Success Center, a group of professionals in the Dean’s Office charged with recruiting and retaining the best students for the college. In addition, plans are underway to increase efficiency of the group’s services, following a thorough review led by Cindy Akers, CASNR’s Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs.  more »

 

In Profile: Grayson Davies shines as Tech’s first viticulture, enology graduate

In Profile: Grayson Davies shines as Tech’s first viticulture, enology graduate

A wine produced by Texas Tech’s first viticulture and enology graduate has been awarded a platinum designation for its bold taste at the San Diego International Wine Competition, a nationally-recognized blind-taste test conducted by professional sommeliers. Grayson Davies graduated from the university’s program in 2011 and has since helped his family’s vineyard in Saint Jo (53 miles northwest of Denton) grow into a full winery, known as Arche.  more »