The area of operation of the Department of Plant Crop of the Faculty of Agronomy of UFRGS is wide and includes the main aspects of agricultural production in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, highlighting the cultivation of corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, cassava ,tobacco leaf, barley, potatoes, beans, oats, sugarcane, sorghum.

The economics aspects, planning, management systems, alternative production systems, precision agriculture, physiology of production, Genetic Improvement, stress responses and weed control, are being studied.

The Department of Crop Plant has partnerships with several research and teaching institutions in Brazil, but also implements projects with partnerships with institutions in Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Costa Rica, United States, Spain, Italy, Israel, Germany, Iran and Portugal.