The College of Agricultural Sciences

Soil and Crop Sciences

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    Amazing Alumni Accept Awards

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    Dr. Lee Sommers, former Department Head of Soil and Crop Sciences, will receive a Distinguished Extension Award  at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom on campus.

  • Contractor Storm â¤?N The Rockies removes dead beetle kill lodgepole pine with a John Deere grapple skidder, October 18, 2012 as a part of the YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch eight acre fuels reduction project in the Colorado State Forest Granby District.

    USDA grant to convert beetle-killed trees into biofuel

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that it has awarded nearly $10 million to an academic, industry, and government consortium led by Colorado State University to study the major challenges limiting the use of insect-killed trees in the Rockies as a sustainable feedstock for bioenergy. The award was made by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

  • Colorado State University Celebrates Colorado Completes

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    Ag Day celebrates Colorado State University's agricultural heritage before the Football game vs the University of Texas-El Paso at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. The game was an "orange-out" to celebrate Ag Day. CSU won 59-42. September 29, 2013

    All CSU faculty, tenured/tenure track and non-tenure track, are invited to attend an ALL Faculty Meeting in the main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on Tuesday, Oct. 21, noon-1 p.m.

  • Ag Day celebrates Colorado State University's agricultural heritage before the Football game vs the University of Texas-El Paso at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. The game was an "orange-out" to celebrate Ag Day. CSU won 59-42. September 29, 2013

    Ag Day 2014

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    Ag Day will run 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 on the south side of Hughes Stadium off Overland Trail in Fort Collins. The barbecue is open to the public and precedes the football game between the CSU Rams and Tulsa Golden Hurricane ; kickoff is at 1 p.m.

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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.