LSU School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences


The faculty of the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences (SPESS) are engaged in teaching, research and extension activities in the areas of agronomy, environmental management, horticulture and weed science. The school provides students a solid foundation to prepare for successful professional careers in the study of sciences related to agronomy, horticulture and environmental management.


Jack Simmons in Stadium



Jack Simmons on Mower

Football season, and any game played on turf, would not be possible without turfgrass managers diligently working behind the scenes.

Plants and soil systems major Jack Simmons spent the summer working with LSU Athletics’ facilities and grounds teams, learning how to care for the athletic fields on campus.

Working Hard on the Field and Behind the Scenes: Turfgrass Managers