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

Research and Extension Programs

Departmental Websites

Bioenergy Crop Production
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.

Canola Oklahoma is currently ranked second in the U.S. in canola acreage. Winter canola has proven to be a great option for crop rotation with winter wheat in the region.

Cotton 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.

Extension News

Forage and Pasture
There are over 8 million acres of introduced forages in Oklahoma that can be harvested either by grazing animals or as a source of stored forage. Due to the differences in soil types, precipitation amounts, and temperature gradients in Oklahoma, many forage species are managed for pasture and hay. There are approximately 20 different grass and legume species grown that warrant individual attention.

Manure and Animal Waste Management Program
Animal agriculture is a large segment of the economy in Oklahoma. The huge quantities of manure generated by animal feeding operations (AFO's) can be an economical source of plant nutrients and a valuable soil amendment to Improve Soil Quality and Maintain Soil pH.

No-till
These benefits of no-till are well documented and we hope the information available through this website will help you in managing your no-till cropping system or adopting no-till into your current cropping system. No-till is not an answer for everything but should be considered an important part of your cropping system.

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

NUE - Nitrogen Use Efficiency

Oilseeds

Oklahoma Certified Crop Advisors
This site provides links to different extension programs related to those modules and CCA certification, requesting CEUs for meetings electronically, online CEU calendar, and exam study resources.

Soil and Water Conservation/Management
This website provides information on soil processes and characteristics that impact crop productivity, soil quality, soil carbon storage, water availability and water conservation.

Soil Chemistry
Welcome to 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. 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.

Soil Physics

Soil, Water and Forage Analytical Laboratory

Weed Science

Wheat

Wheat Improvement Team
Agronomic research goals emphasize the improvement of resistance to leaf rust, stripe rust, soil-borne mosaic virus, aphids, and tolerance to low-pH, A1-toxic soils.  Selection has long been performed under a grain-only management system, but resources are being re-channeled toward selection in a dual-purpose environment under the GrazenGrainTM breeding system.  Emphasis on grain quality has traditionally focused on physical kernel characteristics and breadmaking quality, but the arrival of Hard White Winter wheat to the southern Great Plains has turned our attention to a new set of traits, such as kernel color, sprouting tolerance, and noodle quality.

Soil 4234 Soil Nutrient Management Subsite of PaSS

Soil 4213 Precision Agriculture Dr. Arnall subsite of PaSS

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