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How do you know if there's enough forage in your paster? 7/8/17
Jul 26, 2017
Alex Rocateli shows us how to estimate forage capacity before moving livestock on to pasture. He also has information about the upcoming Summer Forages Field Day.
New SAC Officers Elected
Jun 30, 2017
Congratulations to our new SAC Officers! Officers for the 2017-2018 year are (left to right): Sarah Axtell, Treasurer; Kristin Henderson, Chair; Melanie Bayles, Secretary; Karissa Lowe, Vice-Chair.
Chrissie Segars Receives Phoenix Award
Apr 19, 2017
Chrissie Segars, PhD., Crop Science received the Phoenix Award. The Pheonix Award is the highest honor presented to graduate students.
Dillon Johnson Named Outstanding Senior
Apr 14, 2017
Dillon Johnson, Plant and Soil Sciences named one of Oklahoma State University 2016-2017 Outstanding Seniors.
Dr. Misha Rose Manuchehri will be awarded the 2016 George Tereschkovich Outstanding Doctoral Award
Mar 15, 2017
Dr. Misha Rose Manuchehri will be awarded the 2016 George Tereschkovich Outstanding Doctoral Award in Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University. Congratulations Dr. Manuchehri.
Dr. Manuchehri received the Outstanding PhD Award from the Southern Weed Science Society
Feb 16, 2017
Dr. Misha Manuchehri joined the Oklahoma State University faculty in July 2016 as an Assistant Professor and Small Grains and Canola Weed Extension Specialist. Thus far, Misha has authorship on 7 peer-reviewed publications and 48 scientific abstracts, including several 1st and 2nd place awards at the SWSS and Beltwide Cotton Conferences. She has taught four weed science courses and delivered 15 extension presentations.

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Oklahoma's 2017 wheat harvest 6/24/17
Oklahoma's 2017 wheat harvest 6/24/17
Wheat Harvest Delayed 6/21/17 (R)
Wheat Harvest Delayed 6/21/17 (R)
Summer Crop Update 6/10/17
SUNUP is at the Cimmaraon Valley Research Station at Perkins where Josh Lofton shows us how the sorghum crop is progressing. He also has a map of the sugarcane aphid progress as they enter Oklahoma.
Soil on Slopes 6/10/17
Jason Warren explains how soils may change between elevations in the same field.
Its never too early to think about your next weeds 6/3/17
We also learn about future research into controlling weeds during the fallow season with Misha Manuchehri.
Wheat Tour 2017 - Alfalfa County 5/27/17
SUNUP travels the state looking at the 2017 wheat crop. We start the show north of Burlington in Alfalfa County and find wheat that is still fairly green.
Wheat Tour 2017 - Blaine County 5/27/17
SUNUP travels to Blaine County to visit a wheat field that has had its share of rain.
Wheat Tour 2017 - Caddo County 5/27/17
SUNUP meets a Caddo County producer who has an interesting crop rotation to maximize his wheat production.
Wheat Tour 2017 - Cotton County 5/27/17
SUNUP makes our final stop at a Cotton County field that was damaged by hail last week.
Magruder Plot 125 years 5/27/17
SUNUP learns what 125 years of the Magruder Plots means to wheat research at Oklahoma State University.
The science behind the variety trials 5/20/17
SUNUP starts with a wheat update from David Marburger.
New wheat varieties 5/20/17
Brett Carver introduces us to the two newest OkState wheat varieties, Sprit Rider and Smith’s Gold.
Thinking about sorghum this summer? 5/20/17
Josh Lofton says plan for sugarcane aphids now and it may not be worth replanting missed sorghum in your field.
Wheat update 5/13/17
David Marburger has an update on the wheat crop as Oklahoma moves full speed toward harvest.
Soil management 5/13/17
Brian Arnall offers advice on managing soil fertility after significant rainfall. He also invites viewers to the 125th Harvest of Magruder Plots Field Day on May 19.
Wheat update 4/29/17
SUNUP speeds ahead toward harvest. Find out the projected timeline and how wheat are looking in the final stretch from David Marburger.
Canola update & cotton planning 4/29/17
Josh Lofton is looking at canola's timeline and its final stretch.
Wheat update (4/29/17)
SUNUP speeds ahead toward harvest. Find out the projected timeline and how wheat are looking in the final stretch from David Marburger.
Summer crops 4/08/17
SUNUP starts with advice from Josh Lofton about summer crop plantings.
Magruder Plots: "Check" 4/08/17
SUNUP learns about the wheat research milestone at the Magruder Plots and the celebration surrounding it.
Canola update & 2017 tour information 4/01/17
SUNUP starts with a canola crop update from Josh Lofton and information about the upcoming field tours
Wheat Update 3/25/17
SUNUP starts with a wheat update from David Marburger.
Canola crop update 3/12/17
SUNUP gets an update from Josh Lofton on the canola crop and how much of it was impacted by winterkill.
Wheat Update 3/5/17
SUNUP learns how wheat researchers gather information about first hollow stem and we get an update on the crop from David Marburger.
The Science Behind Dual-Purpose Wheat 2/11/17
SUNUP starts with David Marburger explaining Oklahoma State University’s research study on dual-purpose wheat yields.

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PaSS Scholarships

Scholarships

The Plant and Soil Sciences Department awarded over $185,000 to 74 students at our 2017 scholarship banquet.  We anticipate making a similar number of awards in 2018.  Scholarship applications for current students will be available November 15, 2017 on the departmental website.

Scholarships

The Plant and Soil Sciences Department awarded over $185,000 to 74 students at our 2017 scholarship banquet.  We anticipate making a similar number of awards in 2018.  Scholarship applications for current students will be available November 15, 2017 on the departmental website..

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Welcome to Plant and Soil Sciences

We have a great family of faculty, staff, and students who take pride in our commitment to cause positive change in the world!  From the classroom to the field, we are working to develop systems that provide society’s most basic needs in a sustainable way.  Crop production, biotechnology, natural resources conservation, and biofuels are just a few of the critical areas of agriculture where we have very strong programs in teaching, research, and extension.