The College of Agricultural Sciences

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture


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    Crops for Health


    Can a bean really help cancer? Colorado State University scientists Henry J. Thompson and Mark A. Brick seem to think so.

    The National Cancer Institute awarded a $1.54 million five-year grant to scientists Thompson and Brick in CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences to study the disease-fighting ability of a common bean domesticated in the Andean Mountains of South America.

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    Flower Trial Gardens

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    The Annual Flower Trail Gardens, off College Avenue on the east side of campus is among a network of trial gardens at land-grant universities nationwide. These research gardens grow and evaluate plants for performance in regional environmental conditions. The CSU Trial Garden is among the largest trial gardens in the country.

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    Organic Agriculture

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    The Organic Agriculture Program, offering the most popular minor in the College of Agricultural Sciences, recently earned a perfect score for the quality and breadth of it’s teaching, research, and outreach from a leading industry foundation that evaluated similar programs at land-grant universities nationwide.

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    Designing Woman


    In recognition of her inspirational teaching abilities, Jane Choi received a 2013 Best Teacher Award from the CSU Alumni Association at a celebration on April 15, 2013. She is one of only six faculty members on campus to earn the honor this year, and she joins eight others who have previously received the award int eh College of Agricultural Sciences.


About Us

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Through hands-on experiential learning in each of our three majors, Environmental Horticulture, Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture, we encourage human engagement with the landscape and demonstrate our focus to solve problems for people, agriculture, and the environment through scholarship and creativity fostered by teamwork and individual diversity.