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On-Campus Research Internships/Experiences in Crop and Soil Science
Submitted by Erin Martin on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 9:03am
Degree:Degree Not Required
For OSU students only
Prof. Julie Pett-Ridge, Corvallis (Specialty Area: Soils)
- Mineral identification in rocks and soils using x-ray diffraction
Prof. Silvia Rondon, Hermiston (Specialty Area: Entomology)
- Applied irrigated agricultural entomological issues in Eastern Oregon. Main crops: potatoes, maize, onion, wheat
Prof. Amy Dreves, Corvallis (Specialty Area: Entomology)
- Where do invasive flies reside over the winter months?
- Is it important to clean up fallen post-harvest, fly-infested fruit?
- Can we catch enough flies in traps to reduce load affecting crop?
- Can we correlate trapped flies with damage in fruits?
- How do invasive flies move throughout the landscape and can we use information to
- develop management tools?
- What non-chemical prevention tools are working for fruit growers?
Prof. Jennifer Parke, Corvallis (Special Area: Soils)
- Soil solarization in horticultural nurseries to kill soilborne plant pathogens
- Quantifying root infection of crop plants by mycorrhizal fungi
- Creating a visual index of soilborne Phytophthora species with photomicroscopy
- Nostoc: how to get rid of a blue-green alga that creates a slippery slime on the surface of nursery soils?
Prof. Maria Dragila, Corvallis (Specialty Area: Soils)
- Experiments on how water wets soil
- Assessing long term impact of 6 soil management practices on soil properties
- Remediating hydrophobic soil
Prof. Sujaya Rao, Corvallis (Specialty Area: Entomology)
- Many projects involving native bees, insects and other subjects in Entomology
Prof. David Hannaway, Corvallis (Specialty Area: Forages)
- Eco-physiology of forage plants. Defining quantitative tolerances of forage plants to climatic and edaphic factors.
- Forage plant identification database.
- Alfalfa fall dormancy, winter survival, and pest resistance characteristics for selecting cultivars for Oregon.
- Matching forage quality with animal nutrition requirements.
- Exploring the links among soil, plant, animal, and human nutrition.
Prof. Patrick Hayes, Corvallis (Specialty Area: Barley)
- Breeding and producing barley for food, feed, and malting
Prof. Richard Roseberg, Klamath Falls (Specialty Area: Agronomy)
- Wheat: Opportunities and problems when trying to adapt no-till to drained lake bottom soils.
- Teff: (Ethiopian grass for grain and forage). Selecting and evaluating cultivars (plant selection) to find improved variety. Agronomic questions such as planting & harvest timing, water & nutrient response.
- Agronomic studies on Alternative/Industrial Crops. Especially on potential crops that seem to have low water usage: Russian dandelion, euphorbia, camelina, and grindelia.
- Potato variety development or agronomy (with Prof. Brian Charlton)
Prof. Jay Noller, Corvallis (Specialty Area: Soils)
- Digital soil mapping of Pacific Northwest forests – GIS data collection and analysis
- Sustainable Cemetery Management – Role of soil in cadaver and coffin decomposition