Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University
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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.