News & Announcements
Thomas Borch among scientists critical to sustainable global development
The prestigious Journal of Environmental Monitoring has recognized Thomas Borch as an “Emerging Investigator.” He is one of just 15 international researchers commended for their work.
Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Corn
In a unique farm-level study, researchers at Colorado State University and the University of Minnesota and have shown that best farming practices can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of corn production.
Dr. Patrick Byrne named AAAS Fellow
Byrne, Professor of Soil and Crop Sciences, was cited for “pioneering work on the genetics of drought tolerance and disease resistance in plants, and exceptional public engagement on the science of genetically engineered organisms.” Click here to read more.
About the Department
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.