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SFA Gardens' Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory director Dr. Franta Majs

March 1, 2018 - University Marketing Communications
Dr. Franta Majs, director of SFA's Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory, will be the guest speaker for the SFA Gardens' monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series, slated for 7 p.m. March 8 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St. Dr. Franta Majs, director of SFA's Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory, will present "For Better Fruits, Vegetables and Landscapes, Test Your Soil."

Majs took the reins of the Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory in September 2017. Professional training in soil science and environmental chemistry has allowed him to study soils from the Southeast, Midwest and Alaska. Along with being lab director, he also teaches courses in soil science, composting and related subjects.

Through scientific support and implementation of new analytical methods, Majs hopes to strengthen the laboratory's mission, which is to meet the testing needs of the East Texas area and surrounding region. Majs appreciates the diversity of East Texas soils and the intricacies that come with managing this critical natural resource.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare-plant raffle after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund are always appreciated.

Parking is available at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center and Raguet Elementary School, located at 2428 Raguet St.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.