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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.

Distinguished Alumni and Champions selected by OSU’s Division of Agriculture

Recognized as 2017 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are Richard Large (Agronomy), William (Bill) Lingren and Paul Redman.

Recognized as 2017 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources were Richard Large (Plant & Soil Sciences - Agronomy), William (Bill) Lingren and Paul Redman.

Large earned his bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Purdue University in 1962. After serving in the United States Army, he came to OSU and graduated with a master’s degree in agronomy in 1966. Following his Ph.D. from Ohio State in 1969, Large spent better than four decades serving as the owner and president of A&L Laboratories, Inc., which is one of the largest and most preeminent soil testing labs in the world.

 

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Top 20 Freshmen Men and Women

OSU Mortar Board chooses top freshmen men and women

Recognized as one of Oklahoma State University’s prestigious honors, the Mortar Board Honor Society has selected this year’s top 20 freshmen men and top 20 freshmen women. More than 150 students applied for the designation this time. Of the 40 students selected, 20 went on to be interviewed and chosen for OSU’s top 10 freshmen men and top 10 freshmen women. Adrienne Blakey was chosen as one of the top 10 women. Congratulations Adrienne! ....

PaSS Scholarships

PaSS Scholarships

PaSS 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.

For more information on how to apply for scholarships see the Scholarships section. Here you will find information for undergraduate and graduate students.

Give to Plant and Soil Sciences

PaSS Scholarships

Give to Plant and Soil Sciences

The Plant and Soil Sciences Fund is for the general support of academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students in the department.

The Plant and Soil Sciences Student Enrichment Fund supports undergraduate and graduate student activities designed to enhance the collegiate experience. Thanks to a generous pledge by Oklahoma Genetics Inc., your donation will be matched up to $50,000 over the next five years.

You can contribute to these great causes by selecting the following link Give to PaSS through the OSU Foundation.

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2017 Regional Soil Judging Contest

1st Place in Team Pit; 3rd Place Overall
(qualified for the Nationals);
Josh Maples -2nd Place in Individual Judging.

2017 Retirees Page

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Grace Ogden earns prestigious Niblack scholarship

Grace is one of 13 recipients to earn a Niblack Research Scholarship.

PaSS Outstanding Senior

Anna Zander completed her BS in Plant and Soil Sciences at OSU in May, 2017.

PaSS Outstanding
M.S. Student

Patrick Curl completed his BS in Plant and Soil Sciences at OSU in 2014, and completed his MS degree in May, 2017.

PaSS Outstanding
PhD.Student

Dr. Dhital completed her MS degree in May, 2013, and her PhD in December 2016.

2017 PaSS GSO Officers

Joao Bigatao - GPSGA representative, Vaughn Reed - GPSGA representative, Alimamy Fornah - President, Kody Leonard - Vice President, Emily Landoll - Treasurer, Department Head Dr. Jeff Edwards, Jodie Crose - Secretary, Gwen Wehmeyer - Student Advisor (not pictured), Dr. Shiping Deng - Advisor.

2017 GSO Officers

Upcoming Events

2017 Winter Crops Herbicide Symptomology Clinic
Nov 03, 2017
Nov 03, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM Located at the Agronomy Research Station Main Entrance: 6th Street (OK51) & S. August Dr. in Stillwater, OK,
2017 Winter Crops Herbicide Symptomology Clinic
2018 No-till Oklahoma Conference
Feb 06, 2018
from Feb 06, 2018 08:00 AM to Feb 07, 2018 05:00 PM The grand Casino Hotel and Resort, Shawnee, Oklahoma,
2018 No-till Oklahoma Conference

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VIDEO's

Preparing for canola 10/7/17
Josh Lofton has some last minute canola planter calibration suggestions.
Do you know what lime means to your soil? 10/7/17
Brian Arnall shows us how the application of lime impacts soil health.
Do you know what pH means to your soil? 9/30/17
Brian Arnall explains the science behind pH, and what it means for your soil.
Weeds take moisture and nutrients too 9/23/17
Misha Manuchehri says winter crop producers should start planning a strategy to manage weeds.
Wheat planting update 9/16/17
David Marburger has advice for wheat producers before the seed goes in the ground.
Is Hard Red Winter, the only class of wheat? 9/16/17
Did you know there are actually six different classes of wheat? Brett Carver and Renee Albers-Nelson look at how they impact our diets.
Winter crop planting 9/9/17
Josh Lofton has advice on growing canola this season, including why it’s important to wait until the end of September to plant.
Soil fertility should be at the top of your checklist 8/26/17
Brian Arnall explains how the recent moisture can impact soil fertility, especially ahead of winter crops.
When to pull cattle off the pasture 8/19/17
The update 13 days later from Alex Rocateli and David Lalman putting the GrazeOK app to the test for grazing steers and heifers on native pasture.
How many cattle can graze? - GrazeOK App 8/19/17
Alex Rocateli and David Lalman put the GrazeOK app to the test for grazing steers and heifers on native pasture.
Cotton update 7/29/17
Randy Boman explains why there could be tough times ahead for the Oklahoma crop.
Recap of this years crop 7/22/17
David Marburger recaps the 2017 wheat crop and explains what producers should be thinking about for 2018.
Forage Field Day 7/22/17
Michael Pettijohn and Alex Rocateli show us what producers learned at the 2017 Summer Forage Field Day
Forage Field Day 7/22/17
Michael Pettijohn and Alex Rocateli show us what producers learned at the 2017 Summer Forage Field Day.
Is Teff for you? 7/22/17
Heath Sanders explains why Teff might be a good forage for southwest Oklahoma.
How do you know if there's enough forage in your pasture? 7/8/17
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.
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.

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News

Grace Ogden earns presitgious Niblack scholarship
Sep 29, 2017
Top Oklahoma State University undergraduate students have been selected as Niblack Research Scholars. The 13 recipients earn $8,000 scholarships and the opportunity to conduct supervised research.
Winter crop producers should start planning a strategy to manage weeds.
Sep 27, 2017
Lonerider completes trio of 2017 OSU wheat releases
Aug 16, 2017
Lonerider completes trio of 2017 OSU wheat releases
Wagner Named Director of Water Center
Aug 07, 2017
Dr. Kevin Wagner joined the Oklahoma State University family as the Director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Center on July 31st.
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.

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Contact Us
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
369 Agricultural Hall (Main Office)
371 Agricultural Hall (Mail Address)
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405.744.6130
Fax: 405.744.0354
tina.r.johnson@okstate.edu

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Jeff Edwards
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Misha Manuchehri
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Josh Lofton
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Jason Warren
@oksoilwater

 

Alex Rocateli
@OSU_Forages

 

 

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