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  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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 

  4. 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). 

  5. 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:

  6. HCS Students! Plant Breeding Summer Workshops - This Summer

    May 9, 2014

    Plant Breeding Workshops

    Session 1: Field Design and Analysis                May 18-22 2015
    Session 2: Marker Assisted Selection               June 1-5 2015
    Session 3: Genome Wide Analysis                  June 15-19 2015

    Session 1: Field Design and Analysis

  7. From Biology to Business – The Transformational Power of Big Data

    May 5, 2014

    The OARDC Research Conference is a held every year alternating between the Wooster Campus and Main Campus in Columbus. This year, the conference was held in Wooster on April 24th. The theme of the conference was "From Biology to Business - The Transformational Power of Big Data." The conference showcases experts and gives them a chance to discuss their research. It is also an opportunity to award outstanding OARDC faculty and scholars. Reserach conducted through OARDC was presented in a poster format.

  8. 2014 Arbor Day Celebration

    Apr 29, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, The Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens celebrated Arbor Day on April 25, 2014 on the Oval. The even kicked off with an Arbor Day Poem recitation by Karen Kaufman, a third year Middle Childhood Education major. Horticulture and Crop Science & Plant Pathology Systems Developer/Engineer, Brian Mowery was awarded the Collaborators Award. His family was present to celebrate his award which was presented by Horticulture and Crop Science department chair, Dr. Jim Metzger.

  9. Retired OSU Professor Works To Preserve Genetically Superior Trees

    Apr 28, 2014

    Retired OSU Professor Works To Preserve Genetically Superior Trees Sam Hendren 89.7 NPR News Reporter

    A retired Ohio State professor emeritus in horticulture, by his own estimate, has planted some 50,000 trees. Daniel Struve may have retired from teaching horticulture but by no means has he given up his horticultural practice. He’s still working to grow genetically superior trees from seeds.

  10. Spring planting delays from wet conditions not yet a concern

    Apr 24, 2014


    Spring planting delays from wet conditions not yet a concern

    By Tracy Turner | Posted on 4/22/2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Despite the wet conditions that have affected many Ohio corn fields so far this season, growers who haven't started planting shouldn't be concerned yet, says an agronomist with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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