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Frank M. Hons

Hons, Frank M.
Frank M. Hons
Lead Scientist
Email:
Phone:
979-845-3477
Office:
618B Heep Center
Education:
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1978
Resume/CV

Specialty:Soil Science

Support Staff and Students

Partson Mubvumba | John Pitt |  Vince Saladino | Yong Wang

My research focuses on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics, carbon sequestration, bioenergy, conservation tillage, soil testing, production agriculture, and reclamation. Laboratory research deals with basic soil chemistry/biogeochemistry plus applied analyses to complement field research. Field research is centered on nutrient use efficiency and cycling in various production systems; and soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics. Further emphasis has been placed on soil science/agronomic – environmental relationships, soil carbon sequestration, and bioenergy over the past several years.

I currently teach an upper-level undergraduate course in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrient Management (SCSC 422) and associated lab (SCSC 432) each Fall semester and a graduate course in Soil Fertility and Chemistry (SCSC 627) each Spring semester.

Courses Taught
SCSC 422. Soil Fertility and Fertilizers. (3-0). Credit 3. Chemical, biological and physical processes as they influence soil fertility. Manufacture of fertilizers and their reactions with soils. Prerequisites: SCSC 301; registration in SCSC 432 or approval of instructor.
SCSC 422-700. Soil Fertility and Fertilizers. (3-0). Credit 3. Chemical, biological and physical processes as they influence soil fertility. Manufacture of fertilizers and their reactions with soils. Prerequisites: SCSC 301; registration in SCSC 432 or approval of instructor. This is a distance education class.
SCSC 627. Soil Fertility Relationships. (3-0). Credit 3. Behavior of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium in soils; secondary nutrients, micronutrients and soil acidity and liming; interpretation of fertility data from current laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments. Prerequisites: SCSC422; MEPS 313.
SCSC 627. Soil Fertility Relationships. (3-0). Credit 3. Behavior of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium in soils; secondary nutrients, micronutrients and soil acidity and liming; interpretation of fertility data from current laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments. Prerequisites: SCSC422; MEPS 313.