Texas Tech Professor Named State Peanut Specialist
EL PASO- An associate professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Plant and Soil Science was recently named state peanut specialist for Texas, one of the top five peanut-producing states in the nation.
In his position as peanut specialist, Jason Woodward will serve as a liaison for the Texas Peanut Producers Board and coordinate research and educational programs addressing peanut production. He will focus on maximizing profitability by addressing current and emerging disease, and agronomic issues.
“I enjoy working in peanuts,” Woodward said. “I think due to their unique role, it is important to stay grounded in this area, and I feel privileged to work with producers, consultants and other researchers regarding peanuts.”
In addition to his work as a professor, Woodward works as a plant pathologist with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Lubbock..
Throughout his teaching career at Texas Tech, Woodward has taught courses in agricultural plant pathology and served as a leader for both undergraduate and graduate students. He has contributed to 16 journal articles and served as the principal investigator for more than $600,000 in applied research projects.