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Faculty in the Department of Plant and Soil Science conduct research at the cutting edge of their professions. During fiscal year 2012, our faculty brought in $5.3million of external research grant funding. This is approximately $341,000 per full time faculty equivalent.

Explore our faculty research interests:

Crop Protection Research Specialty
Peter Dotray Weed Science
Scott Longing Entomology
Jason Woodward Plant pathology
Crop Science Research Specialty
Dick Auld Cotton and oilseed breeding
Mark Burow Peanut breeding and genomics
Benildo de los Reyes Plant Genomics
Glen Ritchie Crop physiology
Chuck West Forage-livestock systems
Robert Wright Crop molecular genetics
Wenwei Xu Corn breeding
Fiber and Biopolymer Science Research Specialty
Noureddine Abidi Biopolymer science
Dean Ethridge Cotton production and processing
Eric Hequet Cotton fiber quality
Yang Hu Multifunctional renewable bioproducts
Venugopal Mendu Plant cell wall biosynthesis
Horticulture Research Specialty
Ed Hellman Viticulture
Cynthia McKenney Ornamental horticulture
Thayne Montague Plant physiology/viticulture
Jyotsna Sharma Plant ecology and conservation
Joey Young Turfgrass science
Soil Science Research Specialty
JD Booker Urban Soils
Sanjit Deb Soil physics and hydrology
Terry McLendon Ecohydrology and Ecological Modeling
David Weindorf

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