News & Announcements
American Society of Agronomy annouces 2013 awards
Dr. Jerry Johnson is the recipient of the 2013 Agronomic Extension Education Award. This award recognizes educational contributions of extension agronomists whose primary contributions are in teaching outside the university classroom. Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor and Extension Agronomist in the Soil and Crop Sciences Department.
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.
Dr. Nora Lapitan Named AAAS Fellow
Lapitan, Professor of Soil and Crop sciences, was cited for “distinguished contributions to the field of plant genomics, particularly in the study of genome organization and the genomics of important traits in crop species.” 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.