Welcome to the Department of
Soil and Crop Sciences!
CSU's location along the Front Range of Colorado provides many opportunities for recreation, including hiking, skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking, fishing, and golf. Fort Collins Old Town Square offers great dining and other exciting nightlife.
The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is a unit within the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University. A principal mission of the Department is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education in the areas of soils, crops, and plant genetics to men and women from Colorado, from across the nation, and from overseas. Degrees granted include the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.
The Department is engaged in soil and crops research covering a wide range of basic and applied problems. Field crops of economic importance to Colorado include wheat, corn, sugarbeets, field beans, sorghum, millets, barley and forage legumes, and grasses. In addition to the more traditional research areas, Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State, because of its location, has been involved in soil and plant research on lands disturbed by energy exploration since considerable coal is mined and the largest area of oil shale in the U.S. or world is located in Colorado.
We invite you to browse our web pages and learn more about CSU Soil and Crop Sciences's outstanding people, undergaduate and graduate programs, extension/outreach activities, research, publications and other products, and the department in general. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions, and let us know if there is additional information you would like to see on this site. Enjoy!