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