Department Updates

Save the date: 2-26-2015 Frank Hons Retirement Dinner

February 3rd, 2016

The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is hosting a retirement dinner for Dr. Frank Hons in celebration of his long, prosperous career here at Texas A&M and the impact his research has made worldwide. February 26, 2016Pebble Creek Country Club6:30 p.m. Buy your tickets here. 

2016 to be celebrated as the International Year of Pulses

February 2nd, 2016

Black-eyed pea varieties improved in AgriLife Research breeding program Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. B.B. Singh, 979-845-3041, bsingh@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Everyone who ate their “good luck” black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day helped kick off the celebration of 2016 as the “International Year of Pulses,” according to a Texas A&M University visiting professor…. Read More →

The Annual Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium

January 19th, 2016

Soil&Crop Sciences graduate students will host the second annual Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The one-day research conference is open to the public and will take place in the Memorial Student Center Bethancourt Grand Ballrooms, Room 2300 CDE, on the College Station, Texas campus. The program will begin at 8:00… Read More →

2015 Soil&Crop Sciences Departmental Awards

January 19th, 2016

Faculty and staff gathered January 12 for the annual meeting, awards presentation and reception. Longevity awards were presented to two professors.  Dr. James Heilman was recognized for his thirty-five years of service. Dr. Lloyd Rooney was not present at the meeting, but received recognition of fifty years of service from Dr. Baltensperger the following day…. Read More →

AgriLife Extension studies new grass control technology in grain sorghum

October 13th, 2015

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, Jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Acetolactate synthase inhibiting herbicides have been used to control grass weeds in crop production such as corn, cotton, soybeans and wheat, but only recently has this technology been available in grain sorghum, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said.   Better known… Read More →

Resisting rust in Texas

October 9th, 2015

October 07, 2015 By Rup Chakravorty Wheat, from breads and pastries to beer and pastas, is an integral part of diets. Farmers produced about 730 million tons of wheat globally in 2014. It serves as the staple food for more than 35% of the world’s population – around 2.5 billion people – according to the… Read More →

Aggies in the Mississippi Delta

October 7th, 2015

Undergraduate students from the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University recently traveled to Scott, Mississippi, to visit the Monsanto Learning Center. The center hosts thousands of visitors each year. It contains 130 acres of research and demonstration plots focused on cotton, corn and soybean production. The program at the center addresses… Read More →

Soil Science Society of America Announces 2015 Award Recipient

August 14th, 2015

MADISON, WI, Jun 30, 2015 – The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) announces the following 2015 award recipient to be formally presented at the SSSA Awards Ceremony on 2015-11-18 during the scientific society’s International Annual Meeting, Nov. 15-18, 2015, Minneapolis, MN. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to soil science through education, national and international service, and… Read More →