Healthy harvests begin with healthy soil. Learn more below about our academic programs that focus on the science behind soil health, as well as the soil analysis services we offer.

For Our Students:

Our programs will teach you how to recognize and understand the properties of soil, both under the microscope and between your fingers.

Soil Science Undergraduate Option

Soil Science Graduate Program

Soil Science Courses

Soil Science Club

Soil Judging Team

Serving the Community:

We offer lab testing services to help you learn more about the soil beneath your feet.

Central Analytical Laboratory

Stable Isotope Research Unit

OSU Soils Club offers pH kits for Eastern Oregon and Western Oregon

It all Starts with Soil: A Conversation

Why soil matters to people who eat

pH I Love You

Having the correct soil acidity or alkalinity is the key to growing good crops on farms or in home gardens.

Dig It

Getting down with soil scientists

The Importance of Soil

OSU scientists are learning more about that thin skin 4,000 miles from the center of the earth.

Blessed with Soil and Precious Little Water

At the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center, researchers help growers perfect the art and science of dryland agriculture.