My research emphasis is to create cotton cultivars and germplasm with high-yield potential, excellent drought tolerance and resistance to insects endemic to Texas. I make active use of a wide array of cotton germplasm including exotic upland and interspecific lines. My cotton testing region includes Central and South Texas, as well as the Rolling Plains.
I emphasize high-impact learning experiences in my teaching responsibilities. Courses include undergraduate Plant Breeding and Genetics (SCSC 304); Professional Development in Agronomy (SCSC 305); International Agricultural Systems (SCSC 410); Mexico Study Abroad (SCSC 421); crops judging; undergraduate research; undergraduate internships; graduate research and advising. Within these courses are several distance delivered and a writing intensive sections.
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