The broad expertise of faculty and the active plant breeding programs at The Ohio State University make it a great place to study the science of plant breeding. Using a combination of field-based, genomic and molecular technologies, plant breeders work to develop new and improved varieties that are productive, profitable, and adapted to their, often changing, environment.


  1. ASTA Better Seed, Better Life Video Contest, 2nd Place Winner: Stephanie Karhoff

    Nov 30, 2017

    Stephanie Karhoff (Ph.D. candidate, Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program) was awarded second place for her "Better Seed, Better Life" video which features the importance of marker assisted selection in plant breeding.

  2. OSU to host its first annual Pioneer Plant Sciences Symposium

    Jun 22, 2017

    Join us for the first annual Pioneer Plant Science Symposium series being hosted by The Ohio State University (OSU).

    April 6 and 7 of 2018, in Wooster, Ohio, speakers from OSU, industry, and other leading institutions will be gathered to speak on the use of interdisciplinary approaches to increase profitability.

  3. HCS graduate students win awards at annual meeting of the Society for In Vitro Biology

    Jun 21, 2017

    Two Horticulture and Crop Science graduate students from Dr. John Finer's lab won awards at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for In Vitro Biology in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

    Andika Gunadi received first place in the graduate student oral competition for a presentation titled: "Soybean (Glycine max) Promoter Characterization through CRISPRi.”