Sukhbir Singh, Ph.D.
Dr. Singh received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in agronomy from Punjab Agricultural University (Ludhiana, India). He also received a master's degree in plant and environmental sciences from New Mexico State University. His doctorate in plant and environmental sciences is from New Mexico State University.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Dr. Singh worked as a graduate research assistant at New Mexico State University's Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, and a research associate in the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (New Delhi) National Professor Project at Punjab Agricultural University.
Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet for humans since they are rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and antioxidants. Sustainable vegetable production encounters many challenges especially in water scarce arid and semi-arid areas such as Southern High Plains. Therefore, the long-term goal of Dr. Singh's research program is to determine the parameters (varieties, agronomic practices, etc.) leading to a profitable vegetable production (conventional and organic). To achieve this goal, Dr. Singh's research focuses on several aspects of organic and conventional vegetable production in several production systems such as open field, greenhouse and high tunnel. His specific focus is on (1) sensor-based irrigation management, (2) nutrient management, (3) biotic and abiotic stresses physiology, (4) disease and pest control, (5) cropping systems, and (6) soil fertility management.
Dr. Singh also works on several non-traditional, alternative crops such as Industrial Hemp for West Texas. The aim of this research is to provide an alternative crop option that fits well in the declining water situation of the Southern High Plains and is beneficial to growers, stakeholders, and industrialists.
- PSS 1411 – Principles of Horticulture
- PSS 2316 – Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture
- PSS 4323 – Organic Crop Production Systems
- Singh Lab Page
- Curriculum vitae
- PSS News: Water-saving alternative forage crops for Texas livestock
- CSA News: Water-Saving Alternative Forage Crops for Texas Livestock
- CSA News: Sesame yields stable in drought conditions
- ASA News: Leaf Hairiness Important in Reducing Cotton Leaf Grade