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  1. Two HCS students win scholarships from the American Floral Endowment

    Jul 31, 2014

    Horticulture and Crop Science seniors, Joshua Henry and Amy Miller, were awarded scholarships from the American Floral Endowment. According to their webiste, the American Floral Endowment (AFE) " is an independent nonprofit organization that funds research and scholarships in floriculture and environmental horticulture for the benefit of growers, wholesalers, retailers, allied industry organizations and the general public." 

  2. American Society of Agronomy Announces 2014 Award Recipient

    Jul 25, 2014

    Steven Charles Parker, Ohio State Agronomy Club, East Canton, OH – Greenfield Scholars: Steven Parker is a student at The Ohio State University. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainable Plant Systems with a Specialization in Agronomy. His minor will be in Agricultural System Management. Mr. Parker studied two years at The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio. He received an Associate’s Degree in Sustainable Plant Systems with a specialization in Agronomy from ATI. He also received the Outstanding Student award.

  3. HCS Alumni in the news!

    Jul 22, 2014

    Horticultural Heaven
    Local horticulturists bring produce and stories to Yellow Springs Corner Cone Farmers Market.

    By Carol Siyahi Hicks

    At Partridge Pear Gardens heirloom vegetable stand in the Yellow Springs Corner Cone Farmers Market, you may acquire more than succulent, heritage food. You may take home a story, a recipe, a bit of humor—an experience.

  4. Food Safety with HCS' Lindsey Hoover

    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.

  5. Legal issues with Palmer amaranth cropping up in Ohio

    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).

  6. MS student Shouxin Li awarded scholarship

    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”.


  7. Peter Thomison is in the news!

    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.

  8. Colorado State: Research Associate Position Available

    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.

  9. HCS' Richard Minyo in the news!

    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.

  10. HCS Course Approved for Digital Book Development

    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.