Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Department Chair: Wesley Autio

The Department of Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences (PSIS) was part of the College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst. PSIS was formed by merging the Departments of Plant & Soil Sciences with Entomology. At the same time, several Plant Pathologists on campus joined PSIS, and the department specialized in areas ranging from molecular genetics to management of whole plants and insects. The main focus areas of PSIS were emphasized in the Department's Plant & Soil Sciences Division (which included the Plant Pathology Program), and the Entomology Division. The breadth of our department was extensive, covering areas like genetic engineering to enhance plant uptake of heavy metals to ameliorate contaminated soils; medical entomology to fight menaces like malaria, eastern equine encephalitis and Lyme disease; herbs and medicinal plants and natural products; integrated pest management; turf science; sustainable agriculture and many other fields that may be of potential interest to you. In the Fall of 2012, the Department was absorbed into the Stockbridge School of Agriculture within the College of Natural Sciences.


Browse the Stockbridge School of Agriculture Collections:

Agronomy Masters Theses Collection

Entomology Dissertations Collection

Entomology Masters Theses Collection

Floriculture Masters Theses Collection

Horticulture Dissertations Collection

Horticulture Masters Theses Collection

Plant and Soil Science Datasets

Plant and Soil Sciences Dissertations Collection

Plant and Soil Sciences Masters Theses Collection

Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences Graduate Student Publication Series

Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences Faculty Publication Series

Pomology Masters Theses Collection

Stockbridge Faculty Publication Series

Stockbridge School of Agriculture Educational Materials

UMass Carbon Farming Initiative

UMass Carbon Farming Initiative Materials