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Crop Science Society of America
Formation1955; 64 years ago (1955)
Purposeto advance the field of crop science.[1]
HeadquartersMadison, Wisconsin
Services"peer-reviewed publications..., educational programs, scientific meetings, recognition and awards, career services, student activities, and science policy initiatives..."[1]
Official language
Mark Westgate
Main organ
Crop Science
AffiliationsAlliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS)

Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is an international scientific society founded in 1956 to advance the field of crop science. It hosts science meetings, recognises science accomplishments, publishes books and journals, provides educational programs, career services, student activities, and science policy initiatives. It is based in Madison, WI, and also maintains an office in Washington DC. There are over 5000 members.[1][2][3]


Journals and Magazines[edit]

  • Agricultural & Environmental Letters
  • Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment
  • Applied Turfgrass Science
  • Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management
  • Crop Management
  • Crop Science
  • CSA News
  • Forage & Grazing lands
  • Journal of Environmental Quality
  • Journal of Plant Registrations
  • Natural Sciences Education
  • The Plant Genome
  • The Plant Phenome Journal
  • Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems

Awards and Recognition[edit]

Fellows award[edit]

The fellow award is the highest recognition bestowed by the Crop Science Society of America. Fellows are nominated by the members for recognition of outstanding contributions to crop science. Nominees are professionals in crop science research, service, or education. No more than 0.3% of the membership can be nominated in any given year.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

Policy positions[edit]

Climate Change[edit]

  • "Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research concludes that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver."[18][19]

Crop adaptation to climate change[edit]

  • "Climate change has far-reaching implications for food security, health, and safety, and approaches are required for adapting to new climates. Impacts of climate change are becoming evident and there is no indication that these will reverse in the foreseeable future; action must be taken now to adapt in a timely manner and prevent unpredictable and undesirable outcomes. New crop varieties, cropping systems, and agricultural management strategies are needed to provide options to farmers to counterbalance these changes."
  • "an effective, planned response to climate change must include provisions for significant investments in and strengthening of crop science research that provides knowledge and information on adapting crops and cropping systems to our changing environment."[20]

Genetically modified foods[edit]

  • "Genetically modified crops]] are the result of increasing knowledge about plant genetics and are safe for consumption"
  • "CSSA strongly supports continued research and rigorous testing of the effects and impacts of GM technology and believes that requiring labeling of foods with GM crops would not only undermine consumer confidence, but also reduce the availability of these valuable tools, limiting the environmental, nutritional and public health benefits they can bring to humanity."[21][22]

Notable members[edit]

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c "Societies Publishing in the ACSESS DL". Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS). Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  2. ^ "AU'S Guertal President-elect of Crop Science Society of America". Alfalfa Farmers Federation. May 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "About us". Crop Science Society of America. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Bill Tracy named Fellow of Crop Science Society of America". University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2018.
  5. ^ "Felix Fritschi accepted as Fellow in Crop Science Society of America". University of Missouri. 2018.
  6. ^ "MSU professor named Crop Science Society of America fellow". MSU News. 2017.
  7. ^ "Tuinstra named fellow of...Crop Science Society of America". Purdue University. 2017.
  8. ^ "Stacy Bonos Named 2016 Crop Science Society of America Fellow". Rutgers University. 2017.
  9. ^ "Extension specialist named Crop Science Society of America Fellow". Western Farmer–Stockman. 2017.
  10. ^ "Clemente honored with Crop Science Society of America award". University of Nebraska–Lincoln. 2017.
  11. ^ "MSU professor named Crop Science Society of America fellow". Seed World. 2016.
  12. ^ "NMSU's Rich Pratt receives prestigious crop science award". New Mexico StateUniversity. 2016.
  13. ^ "Barley breeder named Crop Science Society of America fellow". North Dakota State University. 2016.
  14. ^ "Crop Science Society of America Announces 2015 Award Recipient" (PDF). Cornell University. 2015.
  15. ^ "Dr. Pengyin Chen Named CSSA Fellow". University of Arkansas. 2013.
  16. ^ "Crop Science Society of America Announces 2013 Fellows". 2013.
  17. ^ "Crop Science Society honors UT's Fred Allen". Western Farmer–Stockman. 2012.
  18. ^ Frank, Adam (July 26, 2016). "The remarkable inconsistency of climate denial". National Public Radio.
  19. ^ Climate Change Position Statement Working Group (May 11, 2011). "Position Statement on Climate Change" (PDF). Working Group Rep. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA. Madison, WI. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  20. ^ Boote, Kenneth J.; Ibrahim, Amir M. H.; Lafitte, Honor Renee; Mcculley, Rebecca L.; Messina, Carlos D.; Murray, Seth C.; Specht, James E.; Taylor, S. Elwynn; Westgate, Mark; Glasener, Karl; Bijl, Caron Gala; Giese, James H. (November 2011). "Position Statement on Crop Adaptation to Climate Change" (PDF). Crop Science. 51 (6): 2337–2343. doi:10.2135/cropsci2011.07.0369. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  21. ^ "ACSESS Releases GMO Statement". American Society of Animal Science. 2014-03-10.
  22. ^ "Position Statement on GM Technology" (PDF). Crop Science Society of America. January 21, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  23. ^ "Bent Skovmand, Seed Protector, Dies at 62". The New York Times. February 14, 2007. (had) more to do with the welfare of the world's five billion people than many heads of state.

External links[edit]

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