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    Department of Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences
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Welcome to the website of the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech. For more than 100 years, our department has served the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia with knowledge and practice for sustainable crop production and land management. We are a highly interdisciplinary department with expertise in both environmental and agronomic (crops and soils) sciences. We are committed to improving present and future human health, livelihoods and environmental quality through a deeper understanding of processes involving living organisms, soil, and water in intensively managed and degraded ecosystems. We focus our expertise in agronomy, plant improvement, and environmental science on the enhancement of agroecosystem productivity and environmental quality in a variety of rural and urban landscapes. We also have a strong and growing focus on improving food security in developing countries, and our faculty and students are conducting research and outreach in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Our award-winning faculty conduct research and outreach programs that create positive impacts in Virginia and around the world. More than 250 students are currently enrolled in our two undergraduate degree programs, Environmental Science, and Crop and Soil Science. More than 60 graduate students are studying for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. We are committed to individual and personal attention and outstanding learning opportunities for our students, inside and outside the classroom.

Come explore what our department has to offer!

CSES Facts

  • Founded in 1908 as the "Department of Agronomy"
  • The name was changed in 1987 to "Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences"

CSES "by the numbers"

  • Number of on-campus faculty members 25
  • Number of off-campus faculty: 6
  • Faculty who are College Endowed Professors: 2
  • Faculty who are international professional society fellows: 4
  • Faculty who are editors of scientific journals: 6
  • Undergraduate students: more than 250
  • Graduate students: 62

CSES News

Jul 22, 2015
2015 Virginia Governor's School for Agriculture

Jul 02, 2015
2015 Spring Semester Deans List

Jun 10, 2015
Lee Daniels reappointed Thomas B. Hutcheson Jr. Professor

Jun 08, 2015
Orchardgrass research

May 13, 2015
Researchers to examine antibiotic resistance in food chain

May 07, 2015
The Graduate Extension Scholars Program at Virginia Tech

May 05, 2015
Virginia Tech places at National Soil Judging Championship

Apr 13, 2015
2015 NACTA Soil Judging Contest

Apr 09, 2015
Dr. Abaye's World Crops class featured on WDBJ7 news

Apr 3,  2015
School of plant and Environmental Sciences

Apr 02, 2015    
Importance of Orchardgrass

Apr 02, 2015
2015 outstanding CSES alunni recipients

Mar 31, 2015
Special CSES Seminar Announcement

Feb 13, 2015
John Galbraith wins national soil science award

Feb 11, 2015
2015 CSES Graduate Student Research Symposium

Feb 02, 2015
CSES faculty & students contribute to VT international research and outreach

Jan 29, 2015
2014 Fall Semester Dean's List

Jan 28, 2015
CSES Graduate Student Research Symposium

Jan 27, 2015
Heat stress causing Orchardgrass problems?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 10, 2015
Lee Daniels reappointed Thomas B. Hutcheson Jr. Professor

Jun 08, 2015
Orchardgrass research

May 13, 2015
Researchers to examine antibiotic resistance in food chain

May 07, 2015
The Graduate Extension Scholars Program at Virginia Tech

May 05, 2015
Virginia Tech places at National Soil Judging Championship

Apr 13, 2015
2015 NACTA Soil Judging Contest

Apr 09, 2015
Dr. Abaye's World Crops class featured on WDBJ7 news

Apr 3,  2015
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences 

Apr 02, 2015    
Importance of Orchardgrass

Apr 02, 2015
2015 outstanding CSES alunni recipients

Mar 31, 2015    
Special CSES Seminar Announcement

Feb 13, 2015
John Galbraith wins national soil science award

Feb 11, 2015
2015 CSES Graduate Student Research Symposium

Feb 02, 2015
CSES faculty & students contribute to VT international research and outreach

Jan 29, 2015
2014 Fall Semester Dean's List

Jan 28, 2015
CSES Graduate Student Research Symposium

Jan 27, 2015
Heat stress causing Orchardgrass problems?


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