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As an undergraduate, you'll have many chances for hands-on learning. Research opportunities for students include projects in breeding plants for food, oil and other uses, the science behind soil health, small farm operations and more, while your required internship will introduce you to the different career options available to you once you graduate. Student club activities will help you hone your leadership skills, positioning you for an exciting career in agronomy, soil science, or plant breeding.
The Department of Crop and Soil Science offers graduate work in the following areas:
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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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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In a sweeping discourse, weed scientist Carol Mallory-Smith reflected on her career and addressed what growers might expect in the future.
Paintings by two Oregon State University leaders, Lee Ann Garrison and Jay Noller, are featured in the new exhibit “Littoral Patterns,” on view Sept. 4 through Oct. 4, at OSU's Fairbanks Gallery.
Currently if you want to try a beer featuring the new Oregon State University-developed Strata hop, your best bet is a can of Worthy Brewing’s Strata India Pale Ale.
Tessa Barker, undergraduate student in Crop and Soil Science, receives award for her oral presentation “Organic Strawberry Transplant Production for Season Extension in Oregon: Effects of Container Size on Cost, Ease of Planting, and Plant...
Betsy Verhoeven said her immediate plans are to connect with growers in the mid-Willamette Valley, listen to their concerns and “get the word out that there is someone here.”