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  1. Greenhouse Plant Health and Pest Management

    https://entomology.osu.edu/courses/entmlgy-5610

    production of plants and other commodities in controlled environments, including greenhouses, urban vertical ... agriculture, high tunnels, hydroponic systems, and interiorscapes. Prereq: Sr standing or above. Graduate ...

  2. Erosion Control

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/erosion-control

    Overview The top 6-8" of soil (or topsoil) is uniquely able to support plant and microbial ... life. But topsoil can be depleted by wind or water erosion and poor management, leading to lower ... soils and water quality. Key Strategies  Minimal disturbance – Using fewer tillage events, or at least ...

  3. What is Entomology?

    https://entomology.osu.edu/about-us/what-entomology

    health of animals and humans; Healthy soils and agricultural production across urban and rural ...

  4. 2021 Autumn Seminar Schedule

    https://entomology.osu.edu/about-us/department-seminars-and-recordings

    Perry: "Assembly of bumble bee communities along an urban-rural gradient" (Wooster).  Martinez ... "Insect Molecular Ecology in Tropical Agriculture" Virtual Seminar Oct. 28 No Seminar  Annual DeLong ...

  5. Drainage

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/drainage

    Overview  Many Ohio soils have heavy clay contents which can lead to slow drainage and standing ... matter.  Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less ... biota and structure. Avoid Soil compaction Working your soils while wet can lead to soil compaction, ...

  6. Commercial Soil Testing

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment/commercial-soil-testing

    https://dirt.osu.edu/urban-agriculture-outreach/soil-heavy-metal-testing/sampling-instructions Soluble Salts Soluble salts commonly found in soils include calcium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, ... When to Collect Soil Samples We recommend conducting a commercial soil test for any new field or ... site and every 3-4 years for existing sites. A standard soil test will provide information on your soil ...

  7. Student Awards

    https://entomology.osu.edu/graduate/student-awards

    Root Agricultural/Urban Entomology Award This award provides support to graduate students studying ... agricultural or urban entomology to attend professional meetings. Jack and Helen Root established ...

  8. Casey Hoy

    https://entomology.osu.edu/our-people/casey-hoy

    -education-offerings-osu). I lead a statewide network for Sustainable Agriculture education, connecting certificate, associate and ... Acosta.  2008.  Canonical correspondence analysis demonstrates unique soil conditions for entomopathogenic ... of travel time and food price. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. ...

  9. Soil Organic Matter

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/soil-organic-matter

    enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water stress during both dry and wet ... periods provides better conditions and a food source for soil biota, leading to improved biodiversity; ... Overview Increased soil organic matter provides numberous related benefits to soil health. ...

  10. Future Students

    https://entomology.osu.edu/future-students

    agriculture, and integrated pest management in agricultural, forest, and urban environments.  Our Faculty ... the university. Extension programs in the department provide information to agricultural and industry ...

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