August 18, 2022
Discovery - Extension - Education
  Through a combination of research, teaching and outreach, students leave with a solid background in any one of four major thrust areas: Genetic Improvement of Economic Crops, Cropping Systems and Plant Nutrition, Environmental Soils and Landscape Processes, and Turf and the Urban Environment.

Graduate Studies


Cropping Systems and Plant Nutrition

Cropping systems are at the heart of agriculture. Faculty and students create and develop management systems that enhance crop production and economic efficiency related to crop, soil, and surroundings for the agriculture producer.

Environmental Soils and Landscape Processes

Research and education in this area at Purdue focus on soil erosion processes and on management techniques to limit soil loss.

Genetic Improvement of Economic Crops

Graduate research and education in Genetic Improvement of Economic Crops within the Agronomy Department at Purdue uses both basic and applied science to study how genes affect the growth of plants.

Turf and the Urban Interface

Research and education in this area at Purdue is concentrated in two areas: 1) the science of residential and recreational turfgrass management, and 2) the environmental control of septic systems.