News | Plants, Soils & Climate

Agroecology Grant

Congrats to Bradley Crookston for receiving a grant of more than $200,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture!

Flowers and Friends Make This Garden Grow

Most successful home gardeners begin with a plan. Few, however, go to the lengths of planning that plant science Professor Bruce Bugbee and his wife Diana West commit to each year that transforms part of their yard into a themed garden.

Newly Awarded Maple Syrup Research Grant

Youping Sun of the Plants, Soils, and Climate Department, has recently been awarded $500,000 in grant funds for a project dedicated to "Developing a Maple Syrup Industry for the Interior West Through Extension and Research".

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...