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PSS 3303 Soils: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: One semester (preferably two) of inorganic chemistry, CH 1043.) Three hours lecture. General treatment of all phases of the subject including lime and fertilizers

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Undergraduate Catalog


Plant and Soil Sciences curricula focus on the application of sciences to the integrated management of plants, soil, and climate for high-quality production of food, fiber, fuel, and ornamental plants. Central to this course of study is the dedication to conserve, maintain and enhance our environment. An undergraduate student may major in Agronomy (AGN),  Envrionmental Sciences in Agricultural Systems (ESAS), or Horticulture (HO) and specialize in concentration areas such as Agricultural and Environmental Soil Sciences (AGN), Golf and Sports Turf Management (AGN), Integrated Crop Management (AGN), Integrated Pest Management (AGN), Floral Management (HO), Floriculture and Ornamentals (HO), and Fruit and Vegetable Production (HO). A grade of “C” or better is required in all required PSS courses in the student’s major prior to completion of the degree.

Plant and Soil Sciences

Graduate Catalog


Department Head: Dr. Darrin Dodds Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Michael Cox 117 Dorman Hall Box 9555 Mississippi State, MS 39762 Telephone: 662-325-2311 E-mail: mcox@pss.msstate.edu