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Plant and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) is committed to developing and maintaining an inclusive, welcoming and equitable environment for students, faculty and staff that recognizes, encourages and embraces diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and aspirations. PES encourages all to join our diverse department in the study of plant and environmental sciences that will contribute to sustaining the people and environment of New Mexico and the world.

Possible Majors in Our Department Include:

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.


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PES brochure Why PES?
¿Por qué PES?

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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
Email: pesadmin@nmsu.edu