1. 2014 Best Article: Winter Survival of Vidal Blanc Vines for Ice Wine Production

    Jan 13, 2015

    HCS faculty member, Imed Dami, has won national recognition for his article in the "Wine & Vines" trade magazine. The article is based on a research project funded by OGIC to answer the question whether heavy crop load impacts negatively Vidal vines for ice wine production

  2. The Syracuse Biomaterial Institute is looking for Undergraduate applicants!

    Jan 9, 2015

    Syracuse Biomaterials Institute seeks applications from undergraduates interested in research on biomaterials: synthetic and natural substances to treat disease or injury.

  3. OSU Chadwick Arboretum Tree Planting Team wins 1st Place!

    Jan 9, 2015

    The Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum Tree Planting Team placed first in the tree planting competition in Arlington, Texas. The competition was held near the site of the College Football National Championship game. Team member and Chadwick’s GIS Specialist Christine Voise said it was by a landslide. 



  4. Larry Studebaker Memorial/Miami SWCD Scholarship

    Jan 7, 2015

    The Miami Soil and Water Conservation District is offering two $750 scholarship awards


    Must be a Miami County, Ohio resident Must be an agriculture or Natural Resources major.  Must be enrolled for Fall 2015 May be a prior Miami SWCD scholarship receipt. 

    The award will be used towards the student's tuition and fees.

    How to apply

  5. Ohio Corn Performance Test

    Dec 22, 2014

    "The purpose of the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT) is to evaluate corn hybrids for grain yield and other important agronomic characteristics. Results of the test can assist farmers in selecting hybrids best suited to their farming operations and production environments.

    Corn hybrids differ considerably in yield potential, standability, maturity, and other agronomic characteristics that affect profitable crop production. Hybrid selection should be based on proven performance from multiple test locations and years.

  6. Job Openings for Farm Employees

    Dec 19, 2014

    Dangling Carrot Farm is looking for two farm employees to work May through October 2015. The farm is located 30 miles southwest of Columbus.  It is an 8 acre, certified organic vegetable farm. The main crops are tomatoes, salad greens, garlic and onions, as well as an array of others. To learn more about the farm, check out the website:

  7. Jacoby Boren named second team Academic All-American!

    Dec 18, 2014

    Congratulations to Horticulture and Crop Science student Jacoby Boren in being named a second team Academic All-American! We're so proud! Jacoby is a Sustainable Plant Systems major with a specialization in Horticulture.

  8. Disney Horticulture Internship - Summer 2015

    Dec 17, 2014

    Horticulture Internship - Summer 2015

    Disney’s Horticulture Professional Intern Program is designed to provide qualified students with the opportunity to further their knowledge through practical hands on work experience. Students will be assigned to various regions of the landscape operation. In addition to the work experience students must participate in the program activities, which include weekly seminars, projects and plant/pest identification.

  9. Two HCS faculty members receive big grants in Plant Breeding!

    Dec 12, 2014

    Two Horticulture and Crop Science faculty members, Dr. David Francis and Dr. Clay Sneller, received two grants from the United States Department of Agriculture. The grants were part of the FY 2014 AFRI Plant Breeding Projects. The FY 2014 AFRI plant breeding projects focus on public breeding efforts to improve crop yield, efficiency, quality and/or adaptation to diverse agricultural systems and includes:

  10. Turfgrass Science student is going to the Super Bowl!

    Dec 12, 2014

    Congratulations Zak Avers!  

    Horticulture and Crop Science senior, Zak Avers will travel to Glendale, Arizona for the 2015 Super Bowl. Zak was selected to participate in the 2015 Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. When asked if he was looking forward to the experience, Zak said, “I’m very excited! It’s an opportunity to work with twenty-five to thirty professionals and it’s a great chance to network and learn.” Zak will be assisting the grounds crew in preparation for the Super Bowl by resodding and repainting the field.