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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 »

 

The Big Dig; Construction underway on new PSS building expansion, renovation

The Big Dig; Construction underway on new PSS building expansion, renovation

It’s still full-speed ahead for 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 »

 

GALLERY: 53rd Annual Homecoming Breakfast highlights annual celebration

GALLERY: 53rd Annual Homecoming Breakfast highlights annual celebration

Friends and colleagues from across the Texas Tech campus were on hand today (Oct. 18) for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources’ 53rd Annual Homecoming Breakfast. Held in the newly renovated Red Raider Ballroom of Tech’s Student Union Building, the Saturday morning event drew more than 250 participants. Later that day Davis Webb threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns to lead Texas Tech to a 34-21 win over Kansas.  more »

 

Texas Tech’s Soil Judging Team takes first place at Kingsville regional contest

Texas Tech’s Soil Judging Team takes first place at Kingsville regional contest

Texas Tech University’s Soil Judging Team won first place overall at the Regional Soil Judging Contest held Sept. 25-26 at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America, the event included teams from the University of Arkansas, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, and Tarleton State University.  more »

 

Texas Tech enrollment shatters previous numbers; CASNR contributes 1,958

Texas Tech enrollment shatters previous numbers; CASNR contributes 1,958

Texas Tech University officials report record enrollment figures for the sixth-straight year as 35,134 students are in fall classes. The difference of 2,023 students from fall 2013 represents the third-largest increase in a single year since the university opened its doors in 1925.  more »

 

Set the standard with a classic design; Introducing the 2014 CASNR Cap

Set the standard with a classic design; Introducing the 2014 CASNR Cap

Stylish and practical, the ’2014 College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Cap’ features an embroidered (raised) Texas Tech Masked Rider team logo on the front, stitched “TEXAS TECH” at wearer’s left side and embroidered “AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES & NATURAL RESOURCES” logo on the rear.  more »