Plant and Soil Sciences Facilities | Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Plant and Soil Science/ Horticulture

Students specializing in Plant and Soil Science / Horticulture have access to quality informational, technological, laboratorical and real-world resources.

They receive hands-on experience and work in multi-purpose agricultural research and education laboratories at SIUC.

These include:

  • The Agronomy Research Center
  • Ag Tech Lab
  • Seed lab
  • Horticulture Research Center
  • University Farms, a 2,000 acre farm system operated by the College
  • Extensive apple and peach orchards, research and demonstration vineyard and dedicated areas for turf grass activities
  • State-of-the-art greenhouses for teaching and research
  • Outdoor teaching laboratory at SIUC, with many native and non-native plant species available to study.
  • Sustainability Center
  • Composting Center
  • State-of-the-art instructional and multimedia presentation facilities
  • Access to top-of-the-line facilities offered by other departments in the College of Agricultural Sciences