Jul 21, 2014
Food safety training continues for fruit, vegetable farmers
By Martha Filipic | Posted on 7/17/2014
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – An Aug. 13 session will mark the end of the season's trainings for on-farm fruit and vegetable microbial safety, but organizers are already planning new sessions focusing on agricultural water safety beginning in 2015.
Jul 17, 2014
July 16, 2014 By Matt Reese
With the high stakes involved in the costly spread of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, there are inevitable legal implications. In its first run-in with Ohio law, the noxious weed is tangled up with the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
Jul 8, 2014
MS student, Shouxin Li, in the Viticulture Program in HCS, has been recently awarded a national scholarship by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) at their annual conference held on June 23-27 in Austin, TX. This recognition is awarded to the best graduate students in the field of viticulture and enology in all academic institutions across the country and Canada. Shouxin also presented findings from her research project titled: “Improving freezing tolerance of Vitis vinifera Pinot Gris Grapevines using Exogenous Abscisic Acid”.
Jun 25, 2014
Ohio State expert: Rootless corn can recover
By Tracy Turner | Posted on 6/23/2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rootless or "floppy" corn might look questionable, but under the right conditions, it can recover.
Corn crops that are leaning or lodged might be impacted by rootless corn syndrome, said Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. OSU Extension is the statewide outreach arm of the university's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Jun 23, 2014
Research Associate Position
LOCATION: The San Luis Valley is unique in that it is one of the largest, high altitude (7,600 ft.), irrigated crop production
areas in the United States. The area is surrounded by 12,000-14,000 foot mountains. The San Luis Valley Research
Center, a part of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, is 9 miles north of Monte Vista, Colorado.
Jun 23, 2014
New ALMACO plot planter “draws a crowd”
June 18, 2014
By Matt Reese
Though it may not cover much ground in comparison to some of the giant commercial planters on farms around Ohio, the new specialized planter used to plant plots for the Ohio Corn Performance Trials and other University research is attracting quite a bit of attention. The impressive, custom-built Allen Machine Co. (ALMACO) planter is specifically designed for its big job on small acreage.
Jun 17, 2014
The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science is teaming up with The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) to bring course content online! Bruce Ackley, HCS instructor and Extension Program Specialist in Weed Science, submitted a proposal to develop an iBook for the Department’s Principles of Weed Ecology and Management class, HCS 5422. The course is taught by HCS professor Kent Harrison and Bruce Ackley. The iBook being developed is part of ODEE’s Book Launch program.
Jun 16, 2014
Uneven soybean emergence may not require replanting
By Tracy Turner | Posted on 6/12/2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cool, wet, muddy conditions in May and drier soil conditions this month in much of Ohio that contributed to uneven soybean emergence doesn't necessarily mean that growers need to replant, says a field crops expert with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Jun 11, 2014
Brian Pace has been awarded a grant from the US Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security
Graduate Research Fellowship Grant Program for his proposal entitled, Adaptation of highland Mexican landraces: climate change and global food security. He has been conducting PhD research with Dr. Kristin Mercer in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science on the evolution and ecophysiology of maize grown by subsistence farmers in Southern Mexico.
Jun 4, 2014
Growers need to consider a variety of factors before deciding to replant crops
By Tracy Turner | Posted on 6/3/2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers considering whether to replant crops following heavy rains and flooding in Ohio need to first look at the potential yield at the new planting date, as well as seed and pest control costs.
In fact, several factors must be considered before growers can make the best decision on whether or not to replant, said Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist.