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PSS standout Peter Dotray selected as Texas Tech Integrated Scholar for 2014

PSS standout Peter Dotray selected as Texas Tech Integrated Scholar for 2014

A longtime professor with Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science has been named a Texas Tech Integrated Scholar by the university’s Office of the Provost. Peter Dotray, who the Leidigh Professor of Weed Science with joint appointment at Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Service, was recognized for his outstanding research, teaching and service through the annual selection process.  more »

 

Season’s Greetings: Welcome to the Dean’s Office Christmas Open House

Season’s Greetings: Welcome to the Dean’s Office Christmas Open House

The weather outside was anything but frightful on Tuesday (Dec. 9). That’s when CASNR faculty and staff, along with our friends across campus, gathered at the Goddard Building for the Annual Dean’s Office Christmas Open House. From all of us at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, we hope the peace and joy of the season will live in your heart all year long.  more »

 

Bayer Plant Science Building update; Foundation preparations underway

Bayer Plant Science Building update; Foundation preparations underway

Winter construction continues on Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources new $13.6 million expansion and renovation of what will be known as the ‘Bayer Plant Science Building.’ The project adds 21,122 square feet of new construction, and includes 2,440 square feet of renovation and exterior upgrades to the existing home of the university’s Department of Plant and Soil Science.  more »

 

Bayer CropScience Support; Sequencing of cotton A-genome could boost industry

Bayer CropScience Support; Sequencing of cotton A-genome could boost industry

A team of researchers at Texas Tech University, in collaboration with Bayer CropScience and the National Center for Genome Resources (NGCR) have developed a view into the structure of the cotton A-genome. This is a significant accomplishment in the sequencing of the cotton genome, which will fuel multi-disciplinary basic and applied research to help increase cotton productivity.  more »

 

Farm to Pharmacy; CASNR researchers create new medicinal use for cotton

Farm to Pharmacy; CASNR researchers create new medicinal use for cotton

This month the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal featured a CASNR-related research news item by Josie Musico: a biodegradable bandage. When the cotton-based product is available for widespread use — which its creators admit might not be for some time — it can be applied with medicinal ointment to a wound site. Unlike traditional bandages, it need not be removed later.  more »

 

International Year of Soils; Focus on conservation and sound management

International Year of Soils; Focus on conservation and sound management

World Soil Day, and the launch of the ‘2015 International Year of Soils,’ is just around the corner, on Dec. 5, according to officials within Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Numerous key events related to soils are already taking place around the globe.  more »

 

Research team awarded $1 million grant for collaborative plant investigation

Research team awarded $1 million grant for collaborative plant investigation

Jyotsna Sharma, an assistant professor of plant ecology and conservation in Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, will lead a collaborative investigation on plant and fungal distributions. For its study, the team received a $1,135,463 grant from the National Science Foundation. Texas Tech’s part of the grant is $593,341.  more »