Environmental Plant Science and Natural Resources Department

Protecting, using and sustaining natural resources

The environmental plant science and natural resources department in the William H. Darr College of Agriculture focuses on the sustainable use of our world’s natural resources. Whether through the study of plant diseases or learning about our role in conservation, this department blends classroom learning with hands-on laboratory and field experiences.

The undergraduate programs included within this department include programs that focus on plant usage, soil conservation and education.

Undergraduate programs

Research facilities and opportunities

To provide you with valuable hands-on experience, the College of Agriculture operates a number of research facilities. Specifically, the Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove conducts state-of-the-art research in plant genetics and disease resistance. Greenhouses are available in Karls Hall along with laboratory classrooms in the new Christopher S. Bond Learning Center at the William H. Darr Agricultural Center in Springfield.