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
Planters Landscape Architecture and Garden Installation is looking for a Garden Team Leader.
May 19, 2014
DJ's Landscape Management, Inc.
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.
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.
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
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).
May 9, 2014
The DiSanto Landscaping Company
is seeking talented and experienced individuals who are willing to grow in all aspects of our firm including but not limited to: