Texas Tech University

Fall 2018 Plant and Soil Science Seminar Series

TTU Campus

Seminars held every Thursday from 4:00 to 4:55 PM in the Mass Communications Building (MCOM), Room 359. >>Building Map

Contact: Dr. Benildo G. de los Reyes Email: benildo.reyes@ttu.edu

 We have an interesting line-up of speakers this semester comprised of local speakers from on-campus, invited speakers from out-of-state as well as some of our own doctoral candidates in the department who will give us glimpses of what they have accomplished in their research projects during the last three to four years of their programs.

  Seminar topics represent the breadth of interests in the department from basic to applied, from molecular, to cellular, organismal, and agro-ecosystems level of plant research as well as plant products research.



Title of Seminar


Aug. 30

     No seminar



Sept. 6

Fujun Sun

Visiting Soil Scientist Dept. of Plant and Soil Science

From Shenyang Agricultural
University, China to Texas Tech University, USA: The same and


Sept. 13

Russel Wallace

Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M AGRILIFE Research and Extension Center

A decade of high-tunnel research: Benefits and pitfalls growing vegetables and strawberries on the Texas High Plains


Sept. 20

Zhanguo Xin

USDA-ARS, Plant Stress and Germplasm Research

Pedigreed mutant library as a resource for fast gene discovery and sorghum improvement


Sept. 27

John Galbraith

Dept. of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech


Changing soil taxonomy to fit a changing world


Oct. 4

Mark Burow

Dept. of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, and Texas A&M AGRILIFE Research and Extension Center

Conventional and Molecular Breeding of Improved Peanut Cultivars


Oct. 11

Jed Moorehead

USDA-ARS, Soil and Water Management Research

Evapotranspiration: Measurement
and concerns


Oct. 18

Muthukumar Bagavathiannan

Department of Soil and
Crop Sciences, Texas A&M

Integrated weed management: Where are we heading?


Oct. 25

Andrei Alyokhin

School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine


A new look on vector-pathogen-host interactions in potato Virus Y epidemics


Nov. 1

Madhav Dhakal

Graduate Student, Dept. of Plant and Soil Science


Trade-off between forage benefits of alfalfa-native grass mixtures and soil water status


Nov. 8

Graduate student sponsored


To be announced later

PSS Graduate Students

Nov. 15

Enamul Huq

Dept. of Biomolecular Sciences, University of Texas-Austin

Phytochrome-mediated light signaling in plants


Nov. 22

No seminar


Thanksgiving holiday


Nov. 29

Dr. Gurdev Khush


To be announced later

PSS Graduate Students

Dec. 6

Ai Kitazumi

Graduate Student, Dept. of Plant and Soil Science

Reconfiguration of epigenomic landscape and network rewiring in transgressive segregants for salinity tolerance in rice

De los Reyes