Texas AgriLife Extension and Research Center in Lubbock has a new researcher, will cover 41-county region
Like cotton, Apurba Barman is native to India. But Barman and cotton now call the South Plains home.
Texas AgrilLife Extension and Research Services recently hired Barman as an entomologist. His new job is at the regional research office near Lubbock’s airport. From there, he oversees a 41-county region as an assistant to farmers by providing advice and expertise on insects.
Barman earned a doctorate from Texas A&M and a masters in entomology from Texas Tech. The behavior of insects has long fascinated Barman — specifically how they adapt and find food.