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Denim Dyeing; Tech’s FBRI awarded $470,000 Wal-Mart Foundation Grant

Denim Dyeing; Tech’s FBRI awarded $470,000 Wal-Mart Foundation Grant

Texas Tech’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute announced today (Aug. 14) that a research project was awarded more than $470,000 in funding by the Wal-Mart Foundation. The study, titled “Foam Indigo Dyeing of Cotton Yarns: Machine Design and Process Control,” is aimed at reducing the amount of water, contaminants, time, labor, floor space and expense needed to apply indigo dye to denim yarns.  more »

 

Irrigation Management; TAWC Summer Field Day set for Aug. 14 in Floyd County

Irrigation Management; TAWC Summer Field Day set for Aug. 14 in Floyd County

Texas Tech’s International Center for Agricultural Competitiveness Director Darren Hudson is one of the featured speakers set to participate in the latest edition of the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation’s 2014 Summer Field Day. The free, annual event, which focuses on irrigation management technology, takes place from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 14) at the Floyd County Unity Center, located on HWY 70 half-way between Lockney and Floydada.  more »

 

Scott Longing hired as new entomologist for Tech’s Plant and Soil Science

Scott Longing hired as new entomologist for Tech’s Plant and Soil Science

An experienced entomologist 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. Scott Longing officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on Sept. 1.  more »

 

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 »