The College of Agricultural Sciences

Soil and Crop Sciences


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    Wahid Awad shares Egyptian perspective on agriculture


    A comparison of agriculture in Egypt to that in the U.S. and Colorado is a fascinating study in mirror images and opposites.

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    Gene Kelly brings soil studies to life

    Portrait of Eugene Kelly-Department Head

    Head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Gene Kelly, talks about soil and sustainability with The Coloradoan.


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    CSU entrepreneurs make eating healthy a no-brainer


    Soil and Crop Sciences Ph.D. student, Carolyn Hoagland, has teamed up with Amy Sheflin, a Ph.D. student in Food Sciences and Human Nutrition, to help people prepare more nutritious meals.

  • Students from Poudre Schools learn about agriculture during Ag Adventure at CSU's Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center. September 25, 2014

    Outstanding graduating seniors


    Soil and Crop Sciences senior, Kurt Lieberknecht, shares his experiences at CSU.


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.