About Us: News

  1. Frost increases chance of prussic acid poisoning in livestock; forage testing available

    Oct 31, 2013

    Frost increases chance of prussic acid poisoning in livestock; forage testing available

    "COLUMBUS, Ohio - With the frost that hit the region in recent days, the potential for prussic acid poisoning in livestock is likely on the mind of many producers. But, in addition to taking measures to prevent livestock toxicity, producers can also consider testing forage for prussic acid content, according to a forage expert with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  2. New Course Announcement!

    Oct 30, 2013

    There's a new course in town!

    Sign up for Introduction to Crop Biochemistry for Spring 2014. 

  3. 'Weed from hell' - HCS is in the Dispatch!

    Oct 21, 2013

    'A fast-growing super weed that has destroyed soybean and cotton fields in southern states is popping up in Ohio, alarming researchers and agriculture groups who fear its spread. It’s called “Palmer amaranth,” and commonly used herbicides such as Roundup have no effect on it. “It goes from a few plants to Armageddon in a couple years,” said Mark Loux, a weed scientist with Ohio State University Extension...'   Check out the rest of the article here! 
  4. HCS in the news!

    Oct 14, 2013

    Check out these articles about HCS faculty research! 

  5. 2013 Employee Service and Achievement Award

    Oct 14, 2013

    Horticulture and Crop Science staff member Jennifer Moyseenko has been awarded the 2013 OARDC Outstanding Staff Award. Congratulations Jennifer!    For more award recipients, click here for the full article. View Jennifer Moyseenko's staff bio here. 
  6. Ohio State’s First Green Roof Makes Debut

    Oct 7, 2013

    Ohio State’s first publicly accessible green roof is open to visitors at Howlett Hall on the campus of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The green roof, or rooftop garden, is part of the university’s Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens.
    The 12,000-square-foot green roof was installed in August and September on the back of Howlett Hall, over the building’s extended ground floor.

    -- > Read more: go.osu.edu/greenroof

  7. New Scholarship Opportunities

    Sep 10, 2013

    Attention SPS majors! 

    There is a new scholarship offered by the Garden Writers Association Foundation. The offer is for SPS students with a Horticulture, Plant Science (so Agronomy, Turfgrass, and Landscape Design and Management can still apply!) or Journalism students.

  8. HCS Seniors Win Golden Opportunity Award

    Aug 29, 2013

    Two HCS students, Stephanie Verhoff and Michael Hannewald were selected as the 2013 Golden Opportunity Institute Scholar award winners. The Golden Opportunity award comes from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America. Stephanie and Michael applied for the award and along with a letter of reference, their applications were sent to the Golden Opportunity Scholars Institute Committee, where they were selected. The award pays for travel to Tampa, Florida, where Stephanie and Michael will attend Annual Meetings in November.

  9. Welcome Back Cookout was a Success!

    Aug 27, 2013

    The burgers were hot, the drinks cold, and despite the cloudly and humid weather, the turnout was great! Over 400 students, faculty, and staff attended our annual Welcome Back Cookout. The cookout is a great way to celebrate the start of fall term and welcome returning and new students to the department. Check out some of the photos from the cookout! 


  10. Dr. Peg McMahon receives the Undergraduate Educator of the Year Award

    Aug 16, 2013

    Congratulations Dr. McMahon!   Dr. Peg McMahon was awarded the Undergraduate Educator of the Year Award by the American Society for Horticultural Science. The Undergraduate Educator of the Year awarded annually by the American Society for Horticultural Science.  It recognizes an educator who has had a distinguished and outstanding undergraduate education teaching career in horticultural science for a period of 10 or more years.