The Department of Crop and Soil Science solves problems related to field crop agriculture, natural systems, rural and urban economies, and natural resource management.

Get a Bachelor of Science Degree in Crop and Soil Science

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.

Learn about Graduate Programs

The Department of Crop and Soil Science offers graduate work in the following areas:

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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Pat Hayes and Brigid Meints at Past Hyslop Farm Field Day

Hyslop Farm Field Day Returns May 25th, 2022!

The Department of Crop and Soil Science (CSS) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Hyslop Farm Field Day again as an in-person event. ...

Organic Nutrient Management for Vegetable Production: a new online course for farmers and other professionals

Organic Nutrient Management for Vegetable Production: a new online course for farmers and other professionals

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Improving drought resilience in the Rogue Valley

Rogue Valley, Ore. — Researchers and water conservation engineers say it will take modernization of both the irrigation districts'...

Welcome Dr. Betsy Verhoeven

Hello, I’m Betsy Verhoeven and will be joining the instructor ranks in the Crop and Soil Science Department Spring 2022 quarter. While, new to...