The Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences has two undergraduate majors and many minors to choose from for students who are passionate about pursuing careers in science, production, conservation and sustainability.
Students interested in pursuing advanced degrees can choose one of our three concentations for the Master of Science degree, or complete a doctoral program in one of our 12 Ph.D. research areas.
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CSES Departmental Seminar Schedule Fall 2022
|PTSC 009 at 3:30-4:20 pm or join via Zoom|
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Dr. Xueyan Sha (Left) has received a 10 year service recognition and Dr. Mary Savin (Right ) has received a 20 year service recognition for their continous presence at the University of Arkansas Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Department.
The rice photographed is located at Lonoke Research Station. These plots were a part of weed control trials.
Drone photograph taken by Wesley France, program associate for Dr. Poncet
Gerson Drescher is a new assistant professor of soil fertility
Dr. Drescher first attended the University of Arkansas in 2017 through an exchange program while working on his doctorate at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil.
In 2020, after completing his degree in Brazil, Dr. Drescher returned as a postdoctoral researcher with the Soil Testing Program within the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. He was hired as an assistant professor in August 2022.
Left to right: Tristen Avent (first overall), Casey Arnold (6th overall), Mason Castner (3rd overall), Maria Carolina (undergraduate, high individual), and Juan Camilo Velasquez
Weed team victorious again!
The University of Arkansas Weed Team again won the Southern Weed Contest held in Memphis, TN on Wednesday. Team members consisted of Tristen Avent, Mason Castner, Casey Arnold, and Juan Camilo Velasquez. Tristen was recognized as the 1st place graduate student, and Mason and Casey finished 3rd and 6th, respectively. Tristen was high individual in Calibration and in Herbicide Symptomology. Virginia Tech finished second and Mississippi State University was third in the team contest. Maria Carolina de Carvalho Rocha Souza, an exchange student working under Dr. Norsworthy, won the undergraduate competition. Maria plans to begin pursuing an M.S. degree in the Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences department in January.