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.
May 29, 2014
Horticulture and Crop Science faculty and staff members worked with Upper Arlington High School student Olivia March on her project titled “Effects of Planting Depth and Use of Seed Tape on Germination and Emergence of Corn Seeds”. Dr. Peter Thomison, Dr. Ramarao Venkatesh, and Colette Gabriel mentored Olivia who submitted her project as part of the Upper Arlington Honors Science Research Program. Seed tape has recently received attention as an alternative planting system for smallholder farmers in underdeveloped regions of South America, Africa, China, and India.
May 27, 2014
Horticulture and Crop Science Graduate Student Alexander Lindsey was awarded the Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Awards in Crop Science. The Mott award recognizes top-notch graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in crop science disciplines. The award is offered by the Crop Science Society of America. Eligible students must have completed at least one year of graduate work leading to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in a field of emphasis within any crop science related discipline.
May 23, 2014
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May 19, 2014
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May 16, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – If you see even one of this notoriously damaging weed in your field, pull it up – fast!
Otherwise it could be the worst mistake you’ve ever made in your farming career, according to a researcher from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.