- Professor and Extension Horticulturist
- (806) 746-6101
- Website: http://lubbock.tamu.edu/programs/crops/vegetables/
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Plant Protection, California State University, Fresno
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Vegetable Crops, Cornell University
- Ph.D. Vegetable Crops, Cornell University
Areas of Expertise
Russell Wallace, Ph.D., is a professor and Extension vegetable specialist in the Department of Horticultural Sciences located at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service Center in Lubbock. Wallace received his B.S. in Plant Protection from California State University at Fresno in 1985. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Vegetable Crops from Cornell University in 1987 and 1993, respectively. Dr. Wallace currently serves as the Extension Vegetable Specialist for the Texas High Plains and Panhandle regions.
Wallace’s area of research includes vegetable weed and pest control, variety heat tolerance, and vegetable and strawberry production using high tunnels for season extension and adverse climate protection. Dr. Wallace works closely with commercial growers and commodity groups to improve crop production, and assists with teaching Master Gardener courses and conferences around the region and state. In 2007 he was presented the John E. Hutchinson Extension Award for Young Professionals by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). He is an active member and has served on many committees for the Weed Science Society of American and ASHS.