Ed Hellman has been named a professor of viticulture and enology in Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant And Soil Science, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially steps into his new post, which will be based at Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg, on Sept. 1.
At his new position, Hellman plans to establish a research program primarily focused on applied research addressing critical needs of the Texas grape and wine industry; and on sustainable production practices for several fruit crops including blackberry, strawberry, blueberry, peach and apple. In addition, he’ll be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in viticulture and enology, and developing a new course in sustainable fruit and nut crop production. Continue >