Plant and Soil Science

The Plant and Soil Science major prepares students to feed the world through careers in crop production plant sciences, as well as soil and natural resource management. Students in this major receive cutting edge training in many field including soils, biotechnology, and GIS. They also receive many experiential learning experiences through our associated research and extension programs. Graduates gain employment in state and federal agricultural and environmental agencies as well as seed and agricultural companies in the private sector. They employ our graduates in a variety of positions including agronomists, research technicians, extension agents, and crop and soil specialists. Graduates are also prepared to pursue a variety of graduate degrees.

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Odemari Mbuya, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Leader

Phone: (850) 599-3504

Plant and Soil Science Faculty Profiles


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Ph.D., University of Florida


Areas of Interest: Nutrient Management, Water Resources, Crop Physiology, Phytoremediation, Computer Simulation Modeling


Ph.D., University of Florida


Areas of Interest: Alternative and Sustainable Agriculture, Nutrient Management, Water Resources

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Florida


Areas of Interest: Plant Physiology, Ornamental Horticulture.


Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Toulouse 

Email: islam.elsharkawy@FAMU.EDU

Areas of Interest: Genetics to Biology, Biochemistry, and Physiology

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Ph.D., Virginia Tech


Areas of Interest: Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Taxonomy of Fungi


Ph.D., Florida State University


Areas of Interest: Geology, GIS and Remote Sensing


Ph.D., Louisiana State University


Areas of Interest: Urban Forestry, Natural Resources, Agribusiness

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Ph.D., University of Florida


Areas of Interest: Biogeochemistry, Carbon Dynamics in Wetlands

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Ph.D., Institute of Genetic Engineering, Bulgaria


Areas of Interest: Cell Biology, Embryology, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Genetics and Breeding, Viticulture

Contact Plant and Soil Sciences Program

  • 1740 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
  • Perry-Paige Building, Room 103
  • Tallahassee, FL 32307