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 Judging Team
Serving the Community:
We offer lab testing services to help you learn more about the soil beneath your feet.
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
Having the correct soil acidity or alkalinity is the key to growing good crops on farms or in home gardens.
Getting down with soil scientists
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.