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Two crops or one? Sometimes, growing two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land – called intercropping – can benefit farmers. But it needs careful planning and resource...

Soil characteristics like organic matter content and moisture play a vital role in helping plants flourish. It turns out that soil temperature is just as important. Every plant needs a certain...

About Crop Science

Crop scientists work in a variety of topic areas and professional settings. They all work toward the same goal: making our food healthier and more sustainable for a growing population.

Click on each button below to learn about the many facets of crop science:

 Crop breeding greenhouse and researchers
 Crop biology corn roots and foliage
 Crop sustainability spoonbills in rice field
 Seed technology with diverse barley seeds
 Turfgrass science Bermudagrass test plot
  Grazing and forage cattle on Bermudagrass
 Crop genetics researcher with cowpeas, black-eyed peas
 Plant preservation cabbage in research field
 Nutritional quality colorful vegetable platter