Professor Emeritus, Crop & Soil Sciences

245 Johnson Hall, WSU Pullman, Pullman, WA 99164


Jim Harsh came to WSU in 1983 after earning three degrees from the University of California  at Berkeley in  conservation of natural resources and soil science. He is interested in the interface between agriculture and the natural environment and how we can use chemistry to solve problems of contaminant fate and nutrient availability.  A crop sharing arrangement with a family farm in Iowa and a home garden keep him in touch with the land on a practical level. He works with other scientists in physics, biology, geology, and engineering.