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Our Roots Run Deep

In the Department of Plant and Soil Science at the University of Vermont, we are passionate about the green world of agriculture and the environment. For over 60 years, our department has served locally, nationally and internationally, pursuing environmentally friendly methods to grow food, reduce pesticides, keep our water clean and preserve soils.

Students in the Plant and Soil Science Department flourish in our hands on, applied science undergradaute majors and graduate programs. Our goal is to help them apply their education and experiences to propel them into a rewarding career path that will last a lifetime.

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    Key Areas of Focus

    • Agroecology, sustainable agricultural sciences
    • Ecological design, restoration and management
    • Horticulture, entomology and plant sciences
    • Soil science, ecology and managment

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Our Homebase

We are housed in Jeffords Hall, a life sciences building completed in 2010. Our faculty research labs and undergraduate teaching labs are cutting edge, full of state-of-the-art equipment.

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