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. Our vision is to be a pre-eminent department for teaching, research, extension, and outreach to provide sustainable ecosystem management and improved environmental quality.
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 and livelihoods and environmental quality through a deeper understanding of processes and functions involving living organisms, soil, and water in intensively managed and degraded ecosystems. We focus our strong expertise in environmental and agronomic sciences, and plant genomics, genetics, and breeding on the improvement of agroecosystem productivity and environmental quality in a variety of rural and urban landscapes.
Our award-winning faculty conduct research and outreach programs that create positive impacts in Virginia and beyond. More than 210 students are currently enrolled in our two undergraduate degree programs, Environmental Science, and Crop and Soil Science. Almost 50 graduate students are studying for M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. We are committed to individual and personal attention and outstanding learning opportunities for our students.
Come and explore what our department has to offer!
May 13, 2013
Abaye receives Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award
April 15, 2013
New Faculty Profile
April 8, 2013
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
April 3, 2013
Video: Students visit Nepal
March 28, 2013
Tech Team wins Geoleague Challenge
February 28, 2013
CSES scientists promote sustainable agriculture in Haiti
February 19, 2013
Research demonstration offers new options for athletic fields
February 15, 2013
"A Lawn to Dye for" Video Series
February 08, 0213
Professor examines land-use in Nepal
October 24, 2012
October 1, 2012
CSES’s Ozzie Abaye teaches grassland management in Senegal