The College of Agricultural Sciences

Soil and Crop Sciences

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  • Aerial view of the Gunnison River and an orchard in Dominguez Canyon between Delta and Grand Junction Colorado

    Research examines water savings from different farming strategies

    Soil research at Colorado State University

    A team of Colorado State University agricultural and environmental scientists hopes to pinpoint best management practices in crop production to help conserve water in times of drought, and their project will provide farmers with an online tool to calculate water savings gained from different strategies. The USDA has awarded the project $883,000.

  • Soil research at Colorado State University

    Wildfire and the Carbon Cycle

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    Anyone who drove through the Poudre Canyon after the devastating High Park Fire of summer 2012 saw alarming effects: 136 square miles of scorched landscape in the foothills northwest of Fort Collins, river banks lined with sooty muck from forest runoff, and blackened water in the Cache la Poudre River.

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    Scott Haley

    Precision Agriculture at Colorado State University

    Dr. Haley serves as project leader of the wheat breeding and genetics program.   His research focuses on the genetic improvement of hard red and hard white winter   wheat for yield, end-use quality, and biotic and abiotic stresses prevalent in   Colorado and the central and southern Great Plains.

  • Precision Agriculture at Colorado State University

    Fellowship sends professor to Department of State to shape federal policy on global food security

    Aerial view of the Gunnison River and an orchard in Dominguez Canyon between Delta and Grand Junction Colorado

    Rajiv Khosla, a professor in CSU’s Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, is a Jefferson Science Fellow with National Academy of Sciences, in Washington, D.C., and is currently working as Senior Science Advisor with US Department of State, where he leads the Policy Partnership on Food Security in APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) for the US Government.

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About the Department

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Soil and Crop Sciences can prepare  you for a challenging career in many areas including:soil and crop management,  plant breeding and genetics, seed science, environmental soil science, soil resources  and conservation, and ecosystem management.   Other exciting areas include organic agriculture, water science/irrigation  and beneficial use of waste products.  A  primary concern to all soil and crop scientists is the protection of our  natural resources.  The Soil and Crop  Sciences program places special emphasis on establishing career skills,  involvement in research and extension activities, hands-on experience and a  fundamental understanding of basic sciences.