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Research and Extension

The Department of Soil and Water Systems is active in basic, applied and interdisciplinary research and delivers UI Extension programming. 

Climate Smart Agriculture

  • The largest grant in U of I history will help farmers combat changing climate with an emphasis on soil health.

Deep Soil Ecotron

  • Researchers will study soil at the world’s greatest depth in the new Deep Soil Ecotron.

Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment

  • The nation’s largest dairy will include a demonstration farm focused on soil and water health.


  • This UI Extension program provides a unique opportunity to learn about and document regional water issues.

Pedology Laboratory

  • Current research focuses on the environmental factors and processes that form soils and ultimately influence their use and management.

Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

  • Healthy soil is a foundation of the certified organic heirloom fruit orchard in Sandpoint.

Soil Health

  • The UI Extension soil health program helps farmers improve soil health on their farms.

Soil Orders

  • Learn about the distribution, properties, ecological significance and use of the 12 soil orders.

Sixth Street Greenhouse Complex

  • Explore the compartments and growth chambers programmed with the fully automated Argus environmental control system, as well as its own weather station.

Water Resources

  • The water resources group at the U of I Kimberly Research and Extension Center conducts research on water quality and hydrology.


  • Explore our collection of bulletins, field guides and other publications.


University of Idaho

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340