- Wayne Smith
- Associate Department Head and Professor
- 217D Heep Center
- Ph.D., University of Tennessee/Knoxville, 1974
- Specialty：Plant Breeding
- Vitae Support Staff and Students
- Linda Carpenter |Dawn Deno | LeAnn Hague | Mark Hall | Kari Hugie | Whitney Jones | Glenda Kurten | Ben Meritt | Frances Mutscher | Eng Hwa Ng | Vishal Saitwal | Kathy Schmitt
Duties include development of superior germplasm/cultivars which will enhance the productivity, improve the product quality, and/or decrease production costs associate with cotton production in Texas. This program cooperates with other disciplines and other agronomists in efforts to achieve this goal. Close working ties are in place with Research and Extension Centers at Weslaco, Corpus Christi, Uvalde, Dallas, Vernon (Chillicothe), the Stiles Research Foundation at Thrall, and Lubbock. Primary geographical areas of responsibilities are central and south Texas with secondary goals aimed at all cotton producing areas of Texas and the United States. Breeding goals include enhancement of yield and fiber quality potential, and resistance/tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Teaching responsibilities include graduate level plant breeding and undergraduate level crop production.
- Courses Taught
- SCSC 306. Grain, Fiber and Oilseed Crops. (3-2). Credit 4. I
Geographical distribution, classification, physiology, principles of production, use of grain, fiber and oilseed crops and marketing. Prerequisites: SCSC 105 and 301.
- SCSC 610. Host Plant Resistance. (3-0). Credit 3.
Host plant resistance programs from the standpoint of the plant breeder, plant pathologist and entomologist; team taught with each discipline represented; roundtable discussion of assigned readings and lectures. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Cross-listed with ENTO 610 and PLPA 610.
- SCSC 641. Plant Breeding I. (3-0). Credit 3.
Theoretical and practical aspects of plant breeding including genetic basis; application of breeding methods and interdisciplinary considerations in breeding problems. Prerequisites: SCSC 304 or HORT 404; GENE 301; STAT 651.