Sharon E. Benes, Ph.D.
Professor - Soil Science
J.G. Boswell Endowed Chair in Plant Science
Office: Ag M 100
Phone: (559) 278-2255
Teaches undergraduate courses in soils and crop nutrition and graduate courses in plant nutrition and soil & water relations (salinity, trace elements, agricultural impacts on soil and water quality). Research focuses on salinity effects on crop production and the evaluation of salt tolerant forages and halophytes for saline drainage water re-use systems on the San Joaquin Valley Westside. Coordinator of graduate program. J.G. Boswell Endowed Chair. Recipient of 2001 Outstanding Research and Scholarly Activity Award for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. Joined the department in 1998.