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Graduate Field of Soil and Crop Sciences

The Graduate Field of Soil and Crop Sciences provides programs leading to PhD, MS, and MPS programs in the following five concentrations:

Johannes Lehmann’s group visiting a farm in Ethiopia with representatives from CARE International. Photo courtesy of Andrew Simons.

Graduate field faculty are from the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences in the School of Integrative Plant Science and from 9 other departments and sections. Students work on projects spanning a range of topics such as advances in management practices for sustainable field crop production, soil biogeochemistry in relation to climate change and environmental concerns, geospatial land processes, and molecular genomic aspects of crop plants and soil microbes. Many faculty members have research programs concerning international agricultural and environmental issues in tropical and subtropical regions. A limited number of students can do most or all of their research overseas.