Research Spotlight: Department of Plant & Soil Science’s Glen Ritchie
By: Christy Bratcher
Glen Ritchie, the chair of Texas Tech University's Department of Plant & Soil Science and the J.A. Love Endowed Chair in Sustainable Agriculture, joined the Texas Tech faculty in 2011. An expert on the environmental factors affecting cotton yield and quality, Ritchie's research broadly focuses on developing effective and economical water management strategies for crop production in the Southern High Plains. His projects have included research on cultivar selection, irrigation management, and the effects of persistent and episodic drought on crop growth, morphology, yield, and quality.
The Idaho native received his bachelor's and master's degrees in crop science and crop physiology from Utah State University. His doctorate in agronomy is from the University of Georgia. Honors include the Davis College Student Advising Award (2016), and being named Outstanding Young Physiologist at the national Beltwide Cotton Conferences (2011). Ritchie has served as associate editor and technical editor for Crop Science, and he is a member of the American Society of Agronomy.
CONTACT: Christy Bratcher, Associate Dean for Research, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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