Record breaking scorching temperatures affecting Utah into September this year are the undeniable effects of excess atmospheric carbon. Locking carbon into soils is the main driver of a recently announced five-year, $15 million research project.
Department of Plants, Soils and Climate courses emphasize understanding the physical, chemical and biological mechanisms that operate in the continuum of the soil, plants and atmosphere and how they affect the management of a wide range of agricultural and natural systems. Undergraduate courses focus on acquiring and applying knowledge and developing the skills students will need in their chosen field of study. The program also prepares students to develop lifelong learning skills, understand and appreciate diversity, be productive citizens of the world and be professionals in their vocations.