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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.
Southern States Forage Conference
Feb 09, 2017
Southern States Forage Conference, March 31, 2017, Texarkana, Arkansas, Four States Fairgrounds, Fine Arts Building
Oklahoma Foundation Seed Stocks an important part of the farm to fork chain
Jan 17, 2017
It’s a safe assumption everyone cares – at least a little bit – about the source of the food that finds its way to the dinner table each night. If that’s the case, then Oklahomans should care a lot about Oklahoma Foundation Seed Stocks.

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Upcoming Events

2017 Agronomy Club Stillwater Flower Show
Jun 17, 2017
Jun 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM OSU Botanic Garden, 3300 W. 6th Avenue, Stillwater, OK,
2017 Agronomy Club Stillwater Flower Show

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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.
Ag Apps 2/11/17
Brian Arnall discusses some of the new apps for farmers and ranchers.
Dead Canola After Wheat? What Variety Did You Plant? 2/4/2017
SUNUP starts with Josh Lofton explaining why canola plants may die if planted after certain wheat varieties in no-till fields.
Wheat Update 1/14/17
SUNUP starts with a winter wheat update with David Marburger.
Topdress, more for your money 1/7/17
Brian Arnall discusses the best time to topdress winter crops.
Canola Update & Canola College 1/7/17
Josh Lofton has an update on the canola crop and information about the upcoming Canola College.
Red River Crops Conference 12/17/16
Randy Boman has a reminder about the upcoming Red River Crops Conference.
How Canola Cleans Up Weeds 12/10/16
Josh Lofton talks about the herbicides that work best in canola.
Winter Canola Update 11/19/16
SUNUP starts with an update on the winter canola crop across Oklahoma.
Weed in your Winter Cops 10/22/16
Overview of the weeds that could impact winter crops, with Misha Manuchehri.
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.
Hands-On Weed Education 11/12/16
SUNUP visits the recent herbicide symptomology clinic held in Stillwater.
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.
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.

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PaSS Scholarships

PaSS Scholarships

Scholarship History Highlight

Oliver "Buck" and Bessie Brensing Centennial Scholarship

Established by Buck and Bessie Brensing, the Scholarship is designed to commemorate the 100 years since the establishment of OSU in 1889. Buck Brensing was born and raised near Skeedee, OK, northeast of Stillwater in Pawnee County. He was a varsity football player at Oklahoma A&M and obtained his degree in Agronomy. He started work for the Agricultural Experiment Station in 1928 as a Soil Surveyor. He participated in much of the early soil fertility that was conducted in the Agronomy Department, and retired as an Assistant Professor of Agronomy in 1971.

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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.