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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

Officials with Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources announced today that groundbreaking ceremonies for its new Bayer Plant Science Building Expansion will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday (Apr. 29) at 2709 15th St. in Lubbock. Tech’s Board of Regents approved the $13 million project last December.

Last fall Katie Setterbo, a senior horticulture and turfgrass science major, spent her days working as a congressional intern with the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. The Fredericksburg native was one of three specially selected students to get some first-hand experience into the government’s day-to-day operations. Here, in her own words, are some of the highlights of her experience:.   

Texas Tech Receives $19.3 Million from Bayer CropScience

A $19.3 million contribution from Bayer CropScience to benefit research programs and projects in Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources was announced today (Jan. 23). Funds will support research developments in the Department of Plant and Soil Science, including an endowed chair in plant and soil science, a fellowship endowment for graduate students and new research facilities and space in the department.

The College of Agriculture Science and Natural Recourses has begun its search to replace Dr. Richard Zartman who announced his intention to retire in May 2014.