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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    Agriculture Finds Gold in Government’s Technology Innovations

    Raj Khosla at Colorado State University

    Dr. Raj Khosla, professor of precision agriculture at Colorado State University and a world-renowned expert in precision technology, moderated a series of presentations that revealed the strong connection between government research initiatives and advanced agriculture practices.

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    Finalists for the position of college dean announced


    Four dean finalists have been named for CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, and the candidates will be visiting campus in the coming weeks.


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.