Soil and Crop Science

Soil and crop science (agronomy) is the theory of plant and soil science and its application to the production of abundant,high-quality crops for use as food, feed, fiber, and fuel in an economically and environmentally sound manner. Curriculum includes instruction on:

  • Crop genetics and breeding
  • Crop improvement technology
  • Harvest management
  • Horticultural field crops
  • Nutrient management
  • Seed technology
  • Soil quality and management
  • Soil fertility and fertilizers
  • Soil formation and classification
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Soil analysis
  • Weed, disease and pest identification and control

Soil and Crop Science - Agronomy

Contact Information

Dr. Chris Baxter
Tel: 608.342.1388

Prospective students will find our program fact sheet to be very informative.  Current and prospective students can use our major and minor checksheets (found here) to better understand our curriculum and map out their course plan.