Plant and Environmental Sciences
Understand and solve problems related to orchard, vegetable, and ornamental crops
We teach the principles of plant and soil sciences
Work for local food companies: horticultural production for urban markets
You can have a major impact on the regional economy, environmental quality, and quality of life
Plant breeding and genetics: building a better chile pepper
Improving lives through excellence in education, research, and outreach
The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, formerly Agronomy and Horticulture, was formed in 1986 from the merging of the Crop and Soil Science department with the Horticulture department.
The department consists of 30 faculty, including 8 off-campus faculty with exclusive research appointments, as well as several Affiliate faculty.
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Skeen Hall Room N127
Box 30003 MSC 3Q
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-3405
Fax: (575) 646-6041