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!
Feb 01, 2016
2015 CSES Fall Semester Dean's List
Jan 28, 2016
Scholar of the Week
Dec 22, 2015
Powell River Project receives the Prazen Award
Oct 19, 2015
VT Wins Regional Soil Judging Championship
Oct 19, 2015
Annual pumpkin sale
Oct 06, 2015
"Mob" grazing workshop
Oct 02, 2015
2015 Agronomy Club Peanut Sale!
Sep 14, 2015
Improving millet productivity in salt-affected soils
Sep 03, 2015
Mark Reiter receives professional award