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|
Meeting ID: 876 0397 8387
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Faculty highlight - Dr. Larry Purcell, Distinguished Professor and Altheimer Chair for Soybean Research, University of Arkansas System – Division of Agriculture
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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
During the week of October 17th, the University of Arkansas Soil Judging Team, consisting of Jonathan Brye, Dr. Kris Brye, Lilly Stults, Katie Jansson, and Lauren Gwaltney (left to right in the picture) participated in the 2022 Regional Soil Judging Contest hosted by Oklahoma State University in Woodward, OK.
Katie was 1st-, Jonathan was 2nd-, and Lauren was 9th-high individual out of 28 total undergraduate participants and the team was first in the team-judged-pit portion of the contest for the first time under Dr. Brye’s instruction, finishing 1st place overall in the contest!
For the fourth year in a row, the U of A team took 1st place overall, and once again earned an opportunity to participate in the National Contest, for the 11th time in the last 13 years, in Spring 2023. Congratulations!
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.