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New cotton physiologist joins plant and soil science department

New cotton physiologist joins plant and soil science department

Glen Ritchie, an expert on the environmental factors affecting cotton yield and quality, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science. He began his teaching and research duties on April 1.

The Idaho native, who will also have a joint appointment with Texas AgriLife Research, indicated that he’s particularly interested in continuing his research on cotton physiology, primarily yield and quality components under water-limiting conditions.

“I’m excited to be conducting cotton research at Texas Tech,” Ritchie said. “This area is the center of cotton production in the United States.”

Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty, Ritchie served as an assistant professor at the University of Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree in crop science and master’s degree in crop physiology from Utah State University. His doctorate in cotton physiology is from the University of Georgia.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Glen Ritchie, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-1631 or glen.ritchie@ttu.edu

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