John E. Matocha
Professor, Soil Scientist
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
Project leader of soil fertility/chemistry research, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Corpus Christi, Texas. The soils research program evaluates the plant nutrient requirements and nutrient utilization efficiencies of major crops as affected by factors such as soil physical, chemical and microbiological properties; conservation and conventional tillage system/crop rotation interactive effects on nitrogen mineralization; and crop utilization of fertilizer and organically based nitrogen, phosphorus and iron. disease control of cotton root rot through improved host plant nutrition utilizing chemical-biological source of trace elements is an important research thrust.
Professor, 1979-Present, 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.
Soil Science Society of America
American Society of Agronomy
Western Society of Soil Science
Soil Conservation Society
Other Sites with Information on Dr. Matocha’s Research:
- Sorghum Profit Slides http://sorghum.tamu.edu/video/matocha.html
- General Aspects of Sorghum Production – Profit Reports http://sorghum.tamu.edu/gen_production/PROFITreports.php