Do research. Make hands-on discoveries. Assist in a faculty research project or do your own independent study. Test the potential of mustard seed meal to deter weeds, insects and nematodes in soil. Help select rust-resistant wheats from among thousands of plants in a breeding program. Study herbicide resistance in weeds. Paid positions are available. Our faculty is also working on:
Plant and Soil Science Club: Grow plants for sale; take field trips. Soil Stewards: Work at the on-campus organic farm. Agribusiness Club: Meet business leaders and potential employers, learn about internships, and get help developing your resume and improving your interviewing skills.
Intern. Get real-world experiences likes these:
Study abroad. Deepen your understanding of your major—and the world—in countries like these:
Volunteer. Give back. Grow organic produce at the plant science farm and donate it to a local food bank. Help maintain The Nature Conservancy’s historic ranch on the Snake River.
The department’s facilities include two plant science farms and two state-of-the-art greenhouses.