The Plant and Soil Sciences Department at Oklahoma State University is an exciting place to study and work.  

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Assistant Professor Plant Science Teaching and Extension

Assistant Professor Cropping Systems Specialist Position

Area Research and Extension Specialist Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center

 

 2015 Wheat Field Days:   North Central Research Station at Lahoma (select to view flyer)     All other 2015 Wheat Field Days Locations Flyer


PaSS News

3mtkatiemccaulyCongratulations Katie -  The 3MT® - Three Minute Thesis Competition is a research communication contest, which challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their research and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

On April 16th Katie McCauley competed against the top 11 Three Minute Thesis PhD and MS students at Oklahoma State University in the Graduate College finals. We are proud to say that Katie brought home first place with her thesis topic: “Improving the overwintering capability of winter canola”. She won a $1,000 cash prize and will represent OSU at the Regional University finals in Charlotte, NC in February 2016. Way to go Katie!

 

 

2015-banquet-pass522015-banquet-pass29The 2015 PaSS Scholarship and Awards Banquet was a success.  Thirty undergraduate students were recognized and awarded approximately $110,000 in scholarships last night and we have even more scholarships to award.  Thirty-one Masters and PhD students were awarded a total of $59,000.00 in scholarship money.

The Master Agronomist Award was presented to Bryan Vail, of Apache,  Oklahoma.
The Professional Master Agronomist Award was presented to Bob Woods, former Northeast Area Agronomist.
    
We had a very good attendance and a good time was had by all.  We appreciate all of the donors and everyone that attended.  We owe a special thanks to those who spent hours preparing for this event.

Last week CASNR held their awards banquet and there were 17 Plant and Soil Sciences undergraduate and graduate students that received awards and/or scholarships from the college.

 

Katie McCauleyCongratulations to Katie McCauley

The 3MT® - Three Minute Thesis Competition is a research communication contest, which challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their research and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Katie McCauley, a Masters student in our department, presented her research “Improving the overwintering capability of winter canola” to an audience of peers and non-specialists in the recent College-level 3MT competition.  She competed against 32 PhD and MS students from throughout CASNR in a preliminary round in early March and advanced from this round to the CASNR finals competition which was held March 25th, 2015.  We are proud to say that Katie represented the department well in the finals, bringing home first place in CASNR.  She won a $200 cash prize and will compete in the Graduate College finals April 16th, 2015 at 3:30PM in the Little Theater at the Student Union.  Please come out and show your support.

 Brett Carver 2015WQC

Dr. Brett Carver received the Millers Award at the Wheat Quality Council 2015 Annual Meeting, congratulations Dr. Carver.

Dr. Angela Post WQC2015

 

 

Dr. Angela Post was an invited speaker and presented a convincing argument in front of a national audience of millers and bakers that we are not going to perish by consuming wheat treated with roundup.

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Websites/Social Media

Sergio Abit www.nonagriculturalsoils.okstate.edu
Soil is a key foundation and unparalleled recycler and purifier across a catena that includes forest, rangeland, agricultural, urban and suburban and wetland ecosystems.  Soil processes in these ecosystems allow the soil to perform functions that may be related to production, ecological regulation, biological habitat and engineering.
Brian Arnall
http://www.npk.okstate.edu

This site is constructed to contain producer friendly information about nutrient management, fertilizer use, and precision fertilizer application.

Blog: http://osunpk.com/
A blog about agricultural nutrient management in the southern great plains.

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Randy Boman
www.cotton.okstate.edu

Major responsibilities of the Cotton Team are to develop and conduct extension and applied research programs to inform Oklahoma producers as to best management practices for cotton production.
Brian J. Carter
www.es.okstate.edu

Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program.
Brett F. Carver
www.wit.okstate.edu
The Wheat Improvement Team is committed to strengthening the Oklahoma wheat industry by enhancing its genetic resources, a mission that could not be accomplished without contributions from other state, federal, and private researchers.
Jeff Edwards
www.wheat.okstate.edu
This site is designed to serve as a resource for anyone interested in small grains production in the Southern Great Plains.

www.extensionnews@okstate.edu

Blog: www.osuwheat.com
All about small grain in the southern great plains.

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Dr. Gopal Kakani
www.reu.bioenergycenter.okstate.edu
Research Experiences for Undergraduates is a type of program put together and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)

http://energycrops.okstate.edu/
This program is dedicated to the development of new bioenergy crops and their production systems and train Scientific Corps in Bioenergy Crop Production that will strengthen the efforts at Oklahoma State University where a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, bioenergy research team has been formed from multiple departments and across colleges. Program also collaborates extensively with researchers in Oklahoma and across the nation, in addition to several industry partners.

Tyson Ochsner
http://www.soilphysics.okstate.edu/
Our mission is to help people better understand and appreciate the soil, the soil water balance, and the surface energy balance so that we can more wisely manage and conserve the land and water with which we have been entrusted. Our primary focus is on multi-scale soil moisture monitoring and improved utilization of soil moisture data in agriculture, meteorology, environmental modeling, and drought adaptation.
Chad Penn
http://www.soilchemistry.okstate.edu/
Agro-Environmental Chemistry Research (AECR). This program is centered around the application of chemistry in order to conduct, promote, and disperse research and information to industries and the public that is relevant and beneficial to increasing agricultural production while simultaneously minimizing environmental impact or improving environmental quality.

http://www.switchgrass.okstate.edu/
This web page is an activity of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and part of a project funded by the Oklahoma Bioenergy Center in 2008.
Hailin Zhang
http://www.soiltesting.okstate.edu/
The Soil, Water and Forage Analytical Laboratory (SWFAL) was established by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to provide soil testing, plant, animal waste and water analyses for the State of Oklahoma and anyone who needs agricultural testing services.
http://www.animalwaste.okstate.edu/
Manure and Animal Waste Management
http://www.okcca.okstate.edu/
Oklahoma Certified Crop Advisors
Position Vacant
http://www.oprec.okstate.edu/
The Oklahoma Panhandle Research & Extension Center (OPREC) consists of 550 acres of irrigated, limited-irrigated, and dryland research.
Position Vacant, Cropping Systems Specialist
http://www.oilseeds.okstate.edu/
The purpose of this site is to assist and provide producers in Oklahoma with the latest oilseed crop production practices. Our mission is to improve peanut, soybean, canola, and sunflower yields throughout Oklahoma which will lead to increased profitability of producers in the region.
Position Vacant, Forage and Pasture Management
http://www.forageandpasture.okstate.edu/
This web page is an activity of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and part of a project funded by the Oklahoma Bioenergy Center in 2008.

 

www.switchgrass.okstate.edu

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