soil science

  1. 2019 Future Leader in Science Award winner Tania D. Burgos Hernández (center) at the US Capitol Building shown with Gary Pierzynski, associate dean for research and graduate education with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and Horticulture and Crop Science undergraduate Rose Vaguedes.

    Graduate Student Wins Future Leader in Science Award

    Mar 19, 2019

    The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) have named the recipients of the 2019 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Future Leaders in Science Award.  Tania D. Burgos Hernández from The Ohio State University is one of 18 graduate student members who received the award in recognition of her interest and engagement in science advocacy. Tania accepted the award at a reception held during the annual ASA, CSSA, & SSSA Congressional Visits Day on March 4, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

  2. Steve Culman, assistant professor of soil fertility, The Ohio State University (shown left) is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award.

    Ohio State Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Award for Early-Career Innovation in Soil Health

    Dec 11, 2017

    Congratulations to Steve Culman, assistant professor of soil fertility, The Ohio State University, who is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award. The annual set of early career grants to outstanding food and agriculture research faculty members is a program of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill.  The New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research program supports promising scientists who demonstrate not only a commitment to catalyzing innovation in food and agriculture, but also a dedication to mentoring students.

  3. Ohio State course gets students involved in urban development

    Sep 20, 2017

    Course offered by Dr. Nick Basta and Dr. Brian Slater involves students in urban development projects; evaluating soils and determining possible modifications to improve soil quality is the focus of the class.

    Article published in The Lantern, written by Zach Grader (grader.2)

  4. The Composting in Ohio industry tour is for anyone interested in commercial or large-scale composting. Tour stops will be in Huron and Cleveland. (Photo: iStock.)

    Ohio Composting Industry Tour Is Aug. 24

    Aug 7, 2017

    This year’s Composting in Ohio tour, featuring industry issues and innovative facilities, will center around Lake Erie.  The Aug. 24 event is for anyone interested in commercial or large-scale composting, including business owners, compost facility staff, farmers, scientists and public officials.  Participants on the tour will visit Barnes Nursery Inc.’scompost facility in Huron, which annually turns 20,000 tons of yard waste, food scraps and other materials into plant-friendly soils and composts; and a new system run by the Port of Cleveland and Cleveland’s Kurtz Bros. Inc. that recycles sediment dredged from the lake and the Cuyahoga River.  Huron is about 50 miles west of Cleveland along Lake Erie’s shore.

  5. Tania Burgos-Hernández, a doctoral student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources is studying Ohio State soils to determine their ability to store carbon.

    Doctoral student's research on Ohio State soils featured

    Feb 21, 2017

    Tania Burgos-Hernández, a doctoral student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources is featured on the website of the Office of Energy and Environment for her research on urban soils. In particular, she is analyzing urban soils on the Ohio State campus to determine their ability to store carbon. To study Ohio State soils, she is collecting multiple samples from 150 soil cores and three pits dug on campus. Soil cores will be collected later this year. Burgos-Hernández will thoroughly analyze the physical properties of the cores she collects. She will examine the color, texture and structure, as well as chemical and biological properties of the soil to determine carbon, metals and other factors.
  6. Matthew Bright, a PhD candidate with Professor Richard Dick in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was awarded first place in the graduate student poster competition for his poster, “Long-term Crop Productivity, Carbon, and Nutrient Dynamics in a Native Shrub (Guiera senegalensis) Cropping System of the Sahel” in Phoenix for the ASA Semi-Arid Dryland Cropping Systems Community.

    Soil scientists gather in Phoenix to share scientific research

    Nov 30, 2016

    Soil science research conducted by faculty, staff and graduate students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was well represented at the joint meetings of the Soil Science Society of America, the American Society of Agronomists and the Crop Science Society held in Phoenix, AZ. This year’s gathering was themed "Resilience Emerging from Scarcity and Abundance" and provided a wealth of opportunity for participants to network, hear inspiring speakers, learn about innovative research and participate in technical workshops and professional tours.
  7. Soil Judging Team To Compete in Nationals

    Oct 20, 2015

    Congratulations to the Soil Judging Team at Ohio State! The team is headed to the 2016 National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest at Kansas State University! Read on to learn about their journey ...

  8. Gypsum Spread on Farms Could Help Keep Water Clean, Not Green

    Oct 3, 2014

    Gypsum, which has roots in the past as a farm soil treatment, also may have a bright future, and not just as a booster of crops but also a protector of water.  Warren Dick, a scientist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, is two years into a three-year study of gypsum’s benefits on farms, including to soil quality, crop yields and reducing phosphorus runoff.
  9. SENR Soil Scientist Libby Dayton on WOSU

    Aug 12, 2014

    Soil Scientist Libby Dayton's research on the Phosphorus Risk Index is featured on WOSU FM in "OSU Researcher Studies Farm Runoff." To listen and read the segment, visit: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2014/08/11/osu-researcher-studies-local-farm-r...

  10. Lal to Head International Soil Science Group

    Jun 11, 2014

    Congratulations to Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of soil science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, who has been named president-elect of the Vienna, Austria-based International Union of Soil Sciences. The official announcement was made on June 10 in Jeju, South Korea.  

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