Department of Crop Science

Department of Crop Science
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1900s

circa 1900 Division of Agronomy created

1920s

1924 Department of Agronomy established

The Division of Agronomy became the Department of Agronomy.

5/20/1927 Agronomy survey conducted

Students in the Agronomy 135 course (Farm Terracing) spent the day outside doing lab work, including surveying the land in preparation for planning tile drains.

North Carolina State College agricultural students locating terrace on campus, Raleigh, May 20, 1927North Carolina State College agricultural students locating terrace on campus, Raleigh, May 20, 1927

1930s

1930 Genetics curriculum established

Genetics curriculum was taught as a component of coursework in the agronomy, zoology, and plant pathology departments.

1950s

1952 Department of Agronomy moved

The Department of Agronomy moved to Williams Hall.

Williams HallWilliams Hall
1956 Department of Agronomy divided

The Department of Agronomy was divided into the Department of Field Crops and the Department of Soils.

1960s

1962 Department of Field Crops renamed

The Department of Field Crops was renamed the Department of Crop Science.

1990s

1990 Crop science institutional history written

P. H. Harvey wrote Crop Science: A Harvest of 100 Years, an institutional history of the department. A print edition exists in the library.