News

  1. Dr. Thomison, in the news!

    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.

  2. HCS faculty and staff mentor award winning high school student!

    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.

  3. HCS student wins 2014 Gerald O. Mott Award

    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.

  4. Employment Opportunity

    May 23, 2014

    Planters Landscape Architecture and Garden Installation is looking for a Garden Team Leader. 

  5. Landscape Internship/Employment Opportunities

    May 19, 2014

    DJ's Landscape Management, Inc. 

  6. Ohio State Weed Specialist: Preventing the Spread of Costly Herbicide-Resistant Weed Calls for Zero Tolerance

    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.

  7. Rainy Harvest Day on the Student Farm

    May 15, 2014

    In Fall 2008, a new OSU group "Students for Food Sovereignty" was formed on campus with the mission to "strengthen the movement toward sustainable agriculture, food sovereignty, biodiversity, and agricultural diversity through education and action on campus and in the community."

    Many of the organic produce that was harvested was grown in the High Tunnel that was built for the student farm. 

  8. Employment Opportunity

    May 13, 2014

    Landmark Distributions Group

    About Us: Started as a Co-Op in 1934 and in 1992 became a family owned company. Our goal is to increase farmer’s soil’s microbial activity and reduce their input cost. By increasing the soil’s microbial activity they will be able to improve their soil heath, root development, and over all plant health. Doing this will reduce their fertilizer inputs while maintaining or improving crop yields, making them more profitable.

    Ohio Agronomy Sales Territory Manager 

  9. HCS Professor, Jim Chatfield and students from HCS 3410 travel to New York City

    May 13, 2014

    Horticultue and Crop Science Professor, Jim Chatfield lead a trip to New York City this past April. Students from HCS 3410 joined him as they explored the High Line. "The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues" (The High Line). 

     Check out photos from the visit at Jim's u.osu.edu blog (see link below). 

  10. Employment Opportunities

    May 9, 2014

    The DiSanto Landscaping Company Cleveland Area

    is seeking talented and experienced individuals who are willing to grow in all aspects of our firm including but not limited to:

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