The 2018 Soil and Crop Sciences PhD Graduates, Michael Schmidt and Leilah Krounbi, with their major advisors Enid Martinez and Johannes Lehmann

2018 Soil and Crop Sciences PhD Graduates2018 Soil and Crop Sciences PhD Graduates

Xian in cassava canopy

Huajin, Ju-Chen and Ethan collecting wheat samples

Linda Zhou '18, agricultural sciences major

Four decades of SCS PhD graduates at a Washington DC meeting. Nancy Cavallaro, 1981; Elena Mikhailova, 1999; Bianca Moebius-Clune, 2009; Thea Whitman, 2014

Aubrey and Rachel at World Soil Day, Mann Library

Testing for compost maturity

Testing for compost maturityTesting for compost maturity

Professor DeGloria and students analyzing soil properties

IPM students looking at burdock seedheads in a biocontrol lab

Professor Lehmann and colleagues analyzing biochar with synchrotron

Bob Schindelbeck explaining rain-drop simulator for soil research

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Our section addresses the challenge of developing environmentally sustainable agricultural systems to produce food for a world population that is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050. We provide expertise to mitigate the impact of climate change and to develop the potential of sustainable biofuel crops. Our work on nutrient and carbon fluxes in ecosystems helps increase nutrient use efficiency, improve soil health and solve greenhouse-gas issues. We promote productive and sustainable land use practices on regional, national, and international scales. Learn more