Professor and Regents Fellow
Brent Pemberton received his B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from Texas Tech University in 1978. He received his Ph.D. in Floriculture in 1983 from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pemberton is a Member of the Graduate Faculty at Texas A&M University, and can serve as a Co-Chair or Member of Graduate Student Advising Committees. He became a Faculty Member in 1985.
Dr. Pemberton’s area of research is in nursery and floriculture crop production and physiology. His research has an emphasis on field production of rose plants including work on propagation and irrigation practices, production systems, weed and disease control, and postharvest care and shipping. He is working with a group of scientists on improving disease resistance in roses. He is also studying the effects of production environment on and the involvement of ethylene in postproduction shipping and decorative life problems with potted roses. In addition, bedding plant pack and garden trials are performed each spring and fall featuring new varieties available for production in the bedding plant industry. Various problems with bedding plant production and utilization are addressed. New crop development includes field and low-input structure cut flower production.
“When I agree to take on a graduate student, I accept responsibility for providing guidance in developing class schedules and a research project, and help to develop the tools needed for professional fulfillment and employment. From the student I expect hard, intense study, perseverance, and independent thinking in the development of a research project. A goal of mine is for each student to feel a part of the overall intellectual development of my research group and direction. I also feel that a student working with a scientist located at an off-campus location like myself has the opportunity to broaden the graduate experience. This opportunity is realized by working both academically and “in the field” while spending time at the Research and Extension Center and in the Department on campus.”