Participate in a faculty research project or do your own independent study. Explore mustard seed meal as a biopesticide in farm soils. Measure different forms of selenium in mine run-off. Collect data on the role of volcanic ash in Idaho’s soil systems. Determine how carbon storage in soils affects global warming. Study the elusive giant Palouse earthworm. Paid positions are available. Our faculty is also researching:
Plant and Soil Science Club: Grow plants for sales; take field trips. International Society of Arboriculture: Join the student chapter for tree-related activities. Soil Stewards: Work at the on-campus organic farm.
Intern. Get practical experiences like these:
The department’s facilities include the largest collection of soil monoliths in the Western U.S., two plant science farms, and two state-of-the-art greenhouses.