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.
December 6-11 –Final exams
December 14-15 –Commencement
January 15 - First Day of Class Spring 2014
This fall, Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science is hosting a Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellow. In this case, it’s Egypt’s Mahmoud Abdalla who’ll be spending three months alongside his Tech mentor, Theo Udeigwe, an assistant professor of soil chemistry.
Noted agronomist and cotton plant physiologist Dan Krieg has been named to Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science Faculty Hall of Fame. A reception honoring Krieg was held at on Friday (Oct. 11) in the Goddard Building, honoring him as the fifth member to be added to the distinguished group
David Weindorf, Texas Tech’s new B.L. Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology, received tenure at the most recent System Board of Regents meeting. Weindorf, who joins Tech from Louisiana State University, received tenure contemporaneously with his appointment.