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PSS Faculty Research Interests

Faculty in the Department of Plant and Soil Science conduct research at the cutting edge of their professions. During calendar year 2017, our faculty brought in $5.7 million in external research grants, cash gifts, and in-kind support. These funds were used to support our graduate program and research activities


Explore our faculty research interests:

Crop Protection
Peter Dotray Weed Science
Scott Longing Entomology
Rupinder Saini Weed Science
 Cecilia Monclova Plant pathology
Crop Science
Mark Burow Peanut breeding and genomics
Benildo de los Reyes Plant Genomics
Glen Ritchie Crop physiology
Haydee Laza Plant Physiology
Wenxuan Guo Crop Ecophysiology & Precision Agriculture
Rosalyn Shim Plant Breeding and Genetics
Chuck West Forage-livestock systems
Robert Wright Crop molecular genetics
 Wenwei Xu  Corn breeding
Cade Coldren Ecological Modeling
Jyotsna Sharma Plant ecology and conservation
Fiber and Biopolymer
Noureddine Abidi Biopolymer science
Eric Hequet Cotton fiber quality
Brendan Kelly Cotton Fiber Phenomics
Venugopal Mendu Plant cell wall biosynthesis
Ed Hellman Viticulture and Enology
Thayne Montague Plant physiology/viticulture
Russ Plowman Ornamental Horticulture/Floral Design
Catherine Simpson Sustainable/Urban Horticulture
Sukhbir Singh Vegetable Production Systems
Joey Young Turfgrass science
Soil Science
Sanjit Deb Soil physics and hydrology
Katie Lewis Soil Fertility
Matthew Siebecker Environmental Soil Chemistry
Lindsey Slaughter Soil Microbial Ecology/Biochemistry

Visit the List of Publications for even more information on the work done by PSS faculty, staff, and students.