Soils Laboratory

John MatochaJohn E. Matocha
Emeritus Professor, Soil Scientist

Education:
1968 – Doctor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
1964 – Master of Science, Soil Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
1961 – Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Experience
Professor Emeritus – present, Professor 1979-2010, Texas A&M Univ., Texas Agric. Expt. Stn., Corpus Christi. Graduate faculty; Research on plant nutrient utilization efficiencies as affected by factors such as soil physical, chemical and microbiological properties; tillage/cropping system effect on root distribution and crop yields.

Associate Professor, 1972-1979, Texas A&M Univ., Texas Agric. Expt. Stn., Overton & Corpus Christi. Graduate Faculty; Research on nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur nutrition of forage grasses and legumes; liming of acid soils; surface runoff and leaching of fertilizer nutrients.

Assistant Professor, 1968-1972, Texas A&M Univ. Texas Agric. Expt. Stn., Overton. Graduate Faculty; Research on fertilizer nutrient runoff from pastures.

Assistant Agronomist, 1964-66, Texas A&M Univ., Texas Agric. Expt. Stn., Weslaco. Research on vegetables and sugar beets.

Professional Societies

Soil Science Society of America
American Society of Agronomy
Western Society of Soil Science
Soil Conservation Society
Sigma Xi

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