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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2339

Phone: (208) 885-6274

Email: pses@uidaho.edu
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Prepare for Success

This major is a good fit if you can see yourself:

  • Breeding crops using genetic transformation, molecular markers, and other new and classical techniques.
  • Using innovative practices to increase crop yields and protect plants from pests in environmentally sustainable ways.
  • Integrating information from business, microbiology, entomology, engineering, and other fields to grow crops sustainably and profitably.

To prepare, you may want to:

  • Participate in 4-H activities, volunteer at a county fair, or work for a farm.
  • Practice your leadership skills as a club or class officer.
  • Pay attention to news stories about agriculture.

Your First Year

Your first year, you will hone your communication skills with course work in writing and public speaking. You will also take an overview of the field with the course, Science of Plants in Agriculture.

More advanced major courses include field crop production, soil fertility, pesticides in the environment and plant pathology.

See the four-year plan.