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Department of Plant Science

  • almond bloom on campus farm
  • Plant Science Club Wins Trophy
  • research in Jordan Agricultural Research Center
  • Dr. David Goorahoo, Dr. Florence Cassel Sharma & student Samantha Corchardo conduct research
  • Graduation
  • Weeds class lab on campus farm
  • soil judging team
  • Pistachio orchard

The Department of Plant Science at California State University, Fresno is located in the nation's most productive agricultural valley. Our graduates acquire a sound academic background that is deeply rooted in field-based experience in the broad array of disciplines within Plant Science. These include pomology, olericulture, agronomy, environmental horticulture, soils, irrigation, economic entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and mechanized agriculture.  Our faculty hold advanced degrees in these disciplines, and regularly integrate this knowledge directly in the field and laboratories. The university's 1000 acre agricultural  laboratory is home to cutting-edge horticultural and agronomic practices, using the latest innovations in crop production, including  mechanization, irrigation, soil fertility, propagation, and pest management.

Our graduates are sought after by many of the world's leading agricultural industries. A degree in Plant Sciences from California State University, Fresno is your gateway to a career in agriculture.

Our Mission

Our department’s mission is to ensure our students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in modern, scientifically based, economically and environmentally sound agriculture. 




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