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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

May 31, 2016
Mark Reiter recognized

May 25, 2016
ENSC students take sensors to the field

May 22, 2016
4-H program helps communities in Senegal

Apr 25, 2016
Ted Ellmore receives Staff Career Achievement Award

Apr 19, 2016
Mark Reiter Early-Career research award

Apr 15, 2016
Agronomy Club trip to the 2016 Commodity Classic

Apr 15, 2016
Haley Randolph Phi Beta Kappa membership

Apr 15, 2016
National Soil Judging Championship

Apr 15, 2016
2016 Environment Virginia Symposium

Apr 15, 2016
Odiney Alvarez Graduate Student talent winner

Apr 15, 2016
2016 Outstanding Alumni in International Programs Award

Apr 15, 2016
2016 Outstanding Alumnus Award

Apr 15, 2016
2016 Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award

Apr 12, 2016
Brewing is growing at Virginia Tech

Apr 03, 2016
Brian Badgley Teacher of the Week

Mar 21, 2016
Ryan Stewart Scholar of the Week

Mar 18, 2016
Badgley lab article review

Feb 26, 2016
Goatley receives Founders Award from Sports Turf Managers Association

Feb 22, 201`6
2016 Collegiate Turf Bowl participants

Feb 18, 2016
CALS inaugurates beer research facility

Feb 12, 2016
Daniel receives national award for pastureland conservation

Feb 10, 2016
Assistant Professor Meredith Steele weighs in on putting streams back into urban landscapes

Feb 01, 2016
2015 CSES Fall Semester Dean's List

Jan 30, 2016
CSES/HORT Graduate Student Research Symposium and Roy E. Blaser Distinguished Lecture

Jan 28, 2016
Scholar of the Week

Dec 22, 2015
Powell River Project receives the Prazen Award

Dec 04, 2015
Dr. Jack Hall, former CSES department head, honored by turf industry

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