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Seniors of Significance Named for 2016-17
Nov 28, 2016
The Seniors of Significance Award recognizes students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to campus and community and have brought distinction to OSU.
Connie Estes-Shelton receives Staff of Life Award
Nov 17, 2016
STILLWATER – The Oklahoma Wheat Commission presented the “Staff of Life” award to Connie Estes-Shelton last week at the Junior Wheat Show banquet. Connie Shelton is the Senior Agriculturist at the Oklahoma State University Food and Agricultural Products Center. The Oklahoma Wheat Commission Board felt it was important to award our top honor to Shelton who has been an integral part of the State 4-H and FFA Junior Wheat Show for many years.
OSU groundbreaking heralds continued ‘guarantee’ of providing farmer access to improved crop varieties
Nov 16, 2016
Oklahoma Foundation Seed Stocks has more than doubled its annual production of Foundation Seed developed by Oklahoma State University plant breeders over the last five years, leading to the need for a new, much-larger facility to meet the demand for more efficient, high-yielding varieties throughout the Southern Plains states.
OSU opens its Onsite Wastewater Treatment Training Facility
Oct 18, 2016
Assistant Professor in Oklahoma State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Sergio Abit, demonstrations the functionality of various septic systems at the recent groundbreaking of OSU’s Onsite Wastewater Treatment Training Facility at The Botanic Garden at OSU in Stillwater.
PaSS Soils Judging Team Qualifies for National Competition
Oct 10, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Yan for being named the 2016 Sarkeys Award recipient!
Oct 10, 2016

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Upcoming Events

OSU Winter Crop School
Dec 13, 2016
Dec 13, 2016 from 08:00 PM to 05:00 PM
OSU Winter Crop School
2017 No-till Oklahoma Conference
Mar 07, 2017
from Mar 07, 2017 08:00 AM to Mar 08, 2017 05:00 PM Shawnee, Oklahoma,
No-till Oklahoma Conference Save the Date

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Algae Research 11/19/16
Randy Boman explains why bacteria blight has damaged the cotton crop this year. He also has information about the 2017 Red River Crops Conference.
Hands-On Weed Education 11/12/16
SUNUP visits the recent herbicide symptomology clinic held in Stillwater.
Cotton Update 11/5/16
SUNUP travels to Oklahoma's cotton country to talk with Extension Cotton Specialist Randy Boman about the 2016 crop.
Cotton Update 11/5/16
SUNUP travels to Oklahoma's cotton country to talk with Extension Cotton Specialist Randy Boman about the 2016 crop.
Weed in your Winter Cops 10/22/16
Overview of the weeds that could impact winter crops, with Misha Manuchehri.
What is a Wheat Demonstration Plot 10/29/16
SUNUP starts with planting wheat demonstration plots at the Agronomy Research Station in Stillwater. David Marburger explains the role they play in the land-grant mission in Oklahoma.
Winter Crop Update 10/15/16
SUNUP will get a progress report on fall wheat and canola planting from David Marburger and Josh Lofton
The N-Rich Strip 10/01/16
Brian Arnall discusses the importance of N-rich strips in helping guide nutrient management decisions in newly-planted fields.
Winter Canola Update 11/19/16
SUNUP starts with an update on the winter canola crop across Oklahoma.
Canola and Wheat Planting (9/24/16)
We start with an update on winter crop planting with Josh Lofton.
Canola Planting 9/24/16
We start with an update on winter crop planting with Josh Lofton.
Winter Wheat Planting 9/24/16
Winter crop planting with David Marburger.
Summer Crops - Soybeans 8/20/16
Josh Lofton has the final summer crop in his series, soybeans.
Preparing for Canola Planting 8/20/16
SUNUP kicks off our fair series with a trip to the Ottawa County Fair in Miami. Then, we talk about canola planting preparation with Josh Lofton.
Summer Crop: Sesame 8-13-2016
Josh Lofton focuses on sesame, as he continues his rundown of summer crops.
Planning For The 2017 Wheat Crop 8/6/16
David Marburger shares where some wheat varieties performed best in the state and has advice for producers planning to graze cattle on wheat.
Canola College Reminder 7/30/16
Josh Lofton has information about next week’s Winter Canola Schools.
Summer Crops: Sorghum 7/30/16
Josh Lofton looks at how sorghum can fit into a summer cropping program.
Is Your Soil Ready For Winter Crop? 7/30/16
Brian Arnall shares research about soil nutrition ahead of wheat planting.
Summer Crops: Corn. Is it a fit for Oklahoma? 7/23/16
Josh Lofton explains how corn can fit into your cropping system.
Wheat Harvest: Update 7/2/16
SUNUP is checking with David Marburger for a harvest recap and early results from the OSU Wheat Improvement Team’s research variety trials
Double Crop Update 6/25/16
Double Crop Update (6/25/16)
Wheat Harvest Update 6/18/16
Wheat Harvest Update 6/18/16
Soil Test Following Wheat 6/11/16
Brian Arnall examines why a soil test is important after harvest.
Canola and Double Cropping 6/11/16
Josh Lofton talks about the outcome of canola harvest. He also offers options and production advice for those planting double crops in canola and wheat fields.

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PaSS Scholarships

PaSS Scholarships

The CASNR Continuing Student Scholarship Application is now available. All Plant and Soil Science undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to complete the application as this information is used to award department scholarships. DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15.


For more information contact Melanie Bayes at

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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.