Dr. Robert A. Lane

ProfessorDr. Lane

Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology
Sam Houston State University
P.O. Box 2088 
Huntsville, TX 77341-2088

Phone: 936-294-1225 
Fax: 936-294-1232 
E-mail: blane@shsu.edu
Office: Fred Pirkle Engineering Technology Center #450A


Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1988

M.S., Texas A&M University, 1980

B.S., Sam Houston State University, 1977

Courses Taught:

AGRI 2375 Turfgrass Science

AGRI 3379 Turfgrass Culture

AGRI 4320 Fruit and Vegetable Production

AGRI 4330 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

AGRI 4369 Tropical Horticulture

AGRI 4370 Forage Crops and Pasture Management

AGRI 5362 Principles of Crop Protection

Professional Organizations/Affiliations:

Agricultural Consortium of Texas

American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources

American Forage and Grassland Council

American Registry for Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops, and Soils

American Society of Agronomy

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Crop Science Society of America

National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improvement Council

Texas Chapter-American Society of Agronomy

Texas Forage and Grassland Council


Department Chair – 1996 to 2006

Research Interests:

Forage crop quality and management; Nitrogen fixation in legumes; Persistence of forage legumes in pastures; Natural and synthetic fertilizers for forage and turf applications; Cultivar evaluation and adaptation.

Scholarly Works:

Included on vita