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A space central to the Department of Plants, Soils and Climate in the Agricultural Sciences building has been named to honor Professor A.A. Heravi, a pioneer of scientific farming in Iran.
Alumnus Honors his Father with the Dedication of the Professor A.A. Heravi Atrium

Alumnus Honors his Father with the Dedication of the Professor A.A. Heravi Atrium

A space central to the Department of Plants, Soils and Climate in the Agricultural Sciences building has been named to honor Professor A.A. Heravi, a pioneer of scientific farming in Iran.

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Three students working in disciplines within the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences were awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity Grants (URCO) to support conducting their own research in life, plant and food sciences this summer.
Students Receive Grants to Conduct Impactful Undergraduate Research

Students Receive Grants to Conduct Impactful Undergraduate Research

Three students working in disciplines within the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences were awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity Grants (URCO) to support conducting their own research in life, plant and food sciences this summer....

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Salinity is a growing critical threat to soils, water quality and food production worldwide. High levels of salts in water and soil interfere with plants’ abilities to take up the nutrients they need, create osmotic shock and ion accumulation in the plant
Data Scientists Uncovering Genes that Protect Alfalfa against Salinity Stress

Data Scientists Uncovering Genes that Protect Alfalfa against Salinity Stress

Salinity is a growing critical threat to soils, water quality and food production worldwide. High levels of salts in water and soil interfere with plants’ abilities to take up the nutrients they need, create osmotic shock and ion accumulation in the plant...

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The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has awarded Utah State University’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate a $36,000 grant for work on medusahead and invasive mustard species.
PSC Awarded $36,000 for Invasive Plant Species Research

PSC Awarded $36,000 for Invasive Plant Species Research

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has awarded Utah State University’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate a $36,000 grant for work on medusahead and invasive mustard species.

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A newly published study finds even small increases in climate warming may result in significant increases in wildfire frequency and severity.
'Best Case' Goals for Climate Warming Could Still Result in Massive Wildfire Risk

'Best Case' Goals for Climate Warming Could Still Result in Massive Wildfire Risk

A newly published study finds even small increases in climate warming may result in significant increases in wildfire frequency and severity.

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True-blooded Aggies love the spot where the sagebrush grows and they may have reasons to love it even more, say Utah State University undergraduate researchers David Suisse and Kayla Wasden Suisse.
USU Undergrad Researchers Study Where Sagebrush Grows - and Heals

USU Undergrad Researchers Study Where Sagebrush Grows - and Heals

True-blooded Aggies love the spot where the sagebrush grows and they may have reasons to love it even more, say Utah State University undergraduate researchers David Suisse and Kayla Wasden Suisse.

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Although Earl Creech grew up on what his father called a “true” family farm — no hired help from outside the family and no one doing an off-farm job for income — he didn’t know until he was in college that being a scientist who helps farmers could be a jo
Seeds Planted on the Path to Becoming Professor Creech

Seeds Planted on the Path to Becoming Professor Creech

Although Earl Creech grew up on what his father called a “true” family farm — no hired help from outside the family and no one doing an off-farm job for income — he didn’t know until he was in college that being a scientist who helps farmers could be a jo...

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Jennifer MacAdam, professor of plant physiology and forage production in Utah State University’s Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy.
Professor Jennifer MacAdam Named Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy

Professor Jennifer MacAdam Named Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy

Jennifer MacAdam, professor of plant physiology and forage production in Utah State University’s Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy.

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Danielle Theimann received a grant for identification of effective cover crop varieties and integrated management practices for weedy and invasive plant suppression in the Western United States.
PSC Graduate Student Receives Grant

PSC Graduate Student Receives Grant

Danielle Theimann received a grant for identification of effective cover crop varieties and integrated management practices for weedy and invasive plant suppression in the Western United States.

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USU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Department and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) host Utah’s first ever public hemp seminar.
USU Extension Co-hosts Public Hemp Seminar

USU Extension Co-hosts Public Hemp Seminar

USU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Department and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) host Utah’s first ever public hemp seminar.

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Idowu Atoloye, a student in USU's Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, was awarded the Nelson Yield-Limiting Factors Graduate Student Scholarship by the American Society of Agronomy at its annual conference in November.
Soils Science Graduate Student Earns National Research Award

Soils Science Graduate Student Earns National Research Award

Idowu Atoloye, a student in USU's Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, was awarded the Nelson Yield-Limiting Factors Graduate Student Scholarship by the American Society of Agronomy at its annual conference in November.

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Students in Utah State University’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate (PSC) earned several awards at an international conference hosted by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), including Alyssa Palmer and Anthony Whaley.
Plant Science Students Earn Top Honors

Plant Science Students Earn Top Honors

Students in Utah State University’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate (PSC) earned several awards at an international conference hosted by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), including Alyssa Palmer and Anthony Whaley.

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Utah State University Associate Professors Jennifer Reeve and Earl Creech were recently awarded more than $1.9 million by the USDA’S National Institute of Food and Agriculture for their ongoing research on organic dryland wheat.
Plant Scientists Build on Wheat Research with $1.9 Million NIFA Grant

Plant Scientists Build on Wheat Research with $1.9 Million NIFA Grant

Utah State University Associate Professors Jennifer Reeve and Earl Creech were recently awarded more than $1.9 million by the USDA’S National Institute of Food and Agriculture for their ongoing research on organic dryland wheat.

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USU's plant, soils and climate systems student Josh Martin was selected as the August 2019 UServe Utah's Member of the Month.
PSC Student Named UServe Utah's August Member of the Month

PSC Student Named UServe Utah's August Member of the Month

USU's plant, soils and climate systems student Josh Martin was selected as the August 2019 UServe Utah's Member of the Month.

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This summer, Emma Thompson participated in international competition at the 21st World Congress of Soil Science in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. She judged individually and with a team representing the U.S.
Soil is Not Dirt

Soil is Not Dirt

This summer, Emma Thompson participated in international competition at the 21st World Congress of Soil Science in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. She judged individually and with a team representing the U.S.

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The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) recently announced that the Foundation for Agronomic Research has awarded nearly $2.7 million in grants to universities, including Utah State University, to conduct field research and demonstration projects.
USU Scientists Among Funding Recipients to Study Wise Use of Fertilizers

USU Scientists Among Funding Recipients to Study Wise Use of Fertilizers

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) recently announced that the Foundation for Agronomic Research has awarded nearly $2.7 million in grants to universities, including Utah State University, to conduct field research and demonstration projects.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Senior Scientist Michael McPhaden will give a seminar, “Understanding and Predicting El Niño: Why was the 2015-16 El Niño so Strong?” on Monday, June 10.
Leading Atmospheric and Oceanographic Scientist to Give Seminar at USU

Leading Atmospheric and Oceanographic Scientist to Give Seminar at USU

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Senior Scientist Michael McPhaden will give a seminar, “Understanding and Predicting El Niño: Why was the 2015-16 El Niño so Strong?” on Monday, June 10.

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Steve Voelker, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, is the lead author of a paper published in Scientific Reports (a Nature Research publication) in March.
Climate History in Tree Rings Builds Understanding of Climate Future

Climate History in Tree Rings Builds Understanding of Climate Future

Steve Voelker, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, is the lead author of a paper published in Scientific Reports (a Nature Research publication) in March.

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Scientists at Utah State University are studying cultivation practices to optimize the yield and quality of hemp for botanical medicines.
Hemp Research Underway at Utah State University

Hemp Research Underway at Utah State University

Scientists at Utah State University are studying cultivation practices to optimize the yield and quality of hemp for botanical medicines.

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As weather patterns change causing the need for re-vegetation and livestock producers are looking for ways to provide nutritional forage for their animals, NMSU researchers are searching for forage plants that will adapt to the changing weather patterns.
A plant named 'kochia' could help NM ranchers survive drought, changing climate

A plant named 'kochia' could help NM ranchers survive drought, changing climate

As weather patterns change causing the need for re-vegetation and livestock producers are looking for ways to provide nutritional forage for their animals, NMSU researchers are searching for forage plants that will adapt to the changing weather patterns....

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USU soil science Professor Scott Jones was named a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America during the organization’s annual conference in early January.
Scott Jones Named Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America

Scott Jones Named Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America

USU soil science Professor Scott Jones was named a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America during the organization’s annual conference in early January.

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Researchers in Utah are working to introduce more fire-resistant plants into western landscapes to reduce the damage.
Competing with Cheat Grass and Wild Fires--How One Plant Could Level the Playing Field

Competing with Cheat Grass and Wild Fires--How One Plant Could Level the Playing Field

Researchers in Utah are working to introduce more fire-resistant plants into western landscapes to reduce the damage.

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Researchers from Utah State University and two other institutions recently published a study that uses tree rings to link climate variability to long-term patterns in temperature.
Hidden Climate Records Within Tree Rings

Hidden Climate Records Within Tree Rings

Researchers from Utah State University and two other institutions recently published a study that uses tree rings to link climate variability to long-term patterns in temperature.

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Bruce Bugbee recalls that on July 20, 1969, his mother called him and his friends to come inside because Apollo II astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were about to become the first humans to walk on the moon. It was possibly the only thing that cou
Farming Mars

Farming Mars

Bruce Bugbee recalls that on July 20, 1969, his mother called him and his friends to come inside because Apollo II astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were about to become the first humans to walk on the moon. It was possibly the only thing that cou...