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Welcome to the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University! We are a student-focused, research-intense, multidisciplinary department.  Our comprehensive academic department offers coursework and academic programs in a broad array of the plant and soil sciences. Plant and Soil Science faculty conduct research from the cellular level through whole plants to large-scale ecosystems and post-production, value-added processes. Please explore our website and see the opportunities our department offers! We have 27 faculty members committed to help you reach your educational goal.  If you have any questions or comments about our department, don't hesitate to call or email us. If you are a prospective student wanting a tour or to visit with our faculty, we would be delighted to hear from you.

In the Spotlight

An experienced soil scientist has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Katie Rothlisberger-Lewis officially stepped into her new research post on Sept. 1. She will have joint appointment with Texas A&M Agrilife Research at Lubbock.

An internationally-recognized leader in cotton fiber research has been named the new chairman of Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science today (June 3), according to officials with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Eric Hequet takes the helm of the highly successful agricultural academic unit on Sept 1.

Abidi named associate director of Tech’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute

A nationally-known researcher in cotton fiber research has been named associate director of Texas Tech University’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Noureddine Abidi, currently serves as manager of the facility’s Biopolymer Research Laboratory.

Well Done; Faculty, staff leaders take spotlight at International Cultural Center

Eight faculty and staff members were honored for service and support of Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources today (Aug. 22) during a special evening ceremony at the International Cultural Center.