Crop Science & Production

We're committed to acquiring, integrating and sharing basic and applied knowledge about field crops and cropping systems in an ever-changing world.
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Soil Science

We strive to understand the structure and function of the earth's surface. Our broad discipline includes soil biology, chemistry, physics, fertility, and pedology.
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News

"The texture of a soil is its proportion of sand, silt and clay," said James Cassidy, a soils instructor at Oregon State University. (Oregonian)
The Oregon State University Organic Growers Club will mark the environmental movement’s signature holiday on Tuesday with its annual celebration for all who love to play in the dirt. (Gazette Times)
Gabriella Coughlin, a senior graduating this spring with a degree in soil resource management from OSU, witnessed early on that there were many land use issues in and around her home.
Oregon’s grass and legume seed industry continued its recovery in 2012-13, reaching a value of nearly $462 million, according to a report from Oregon State University. (Capital Press)
"Hop plants have problems with downy mildew, a fungus that attacks plants primarily in April and May," said Shaun Townsend, the hops breeder for Oregon State University. (Oregonian)

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Every Thursday night from 4:30-dark at the Farm...
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