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Agriculture, Plant & Animal Science

Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Agriculture, Plant & Animal Science

Agriculture (noun)

: the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products

(Merriam-Webster Dictionary,


CR offers degrees and certificates in Agriculture, Plant and Animal Science. Programs in this field provide general and specific education opportunities for students seeking careers related to agriculture, agriculture business and plant and animal science.  For more information about degrees and courses, please visit the Agriculture Department website.

Search Terms

These are some of the terms that students may need for an Agriculture research project. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. Use scientific or technical terms.  Use specific words. Use only one or two words. Try both plural and singular forms. Try varying combinations. Use plant names both Latin and popular.

  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture
  • Agroforestry
  • Animal husbandry
  • Animal science
  • Animal breeding
  • Animals, specific names of
  • Animals, diseases of
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquaponics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Breeding
  • Compost, Composting
  • Dairy, Dairying
  • Dry Farming
  • Farmers markets
  • Farm business
  • Farming, Farms, Family Farms
  • Fertility
  • Fertilizer
  • Fish Farming
  • Food supply
  • Forestry
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Gardens, Gardening
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Greenhouse
  • Harvesting methods
  • Herbs
  • Herbicide
  • Horticulture
  • Irrigation
  • Land use
  • Landscape Design
  • Livestock
  • Nursery practices
  • Organic farming
  • Permaculture
  • Pesticides
  • Plants, Edible plants
  • Plants, specific names of
  • Poultry
  • Seeds, Seeding, Seed technology
  • Soils, Clay soils, Desert Soils, Forest Soils, Potting Soil, Soil science
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Vegetable production
  • Water, Irrigation, Drought, Flood, Marshlands, Swamps, Drainage
  • Weeds, Weed control, Weed Identification
  • Veterinary science
  • Vermiculture

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.