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Department of Horticulture and Crop Science


HCS Seminar Series Spring 2015

Feb 18, 2015, 11:30am - 12:25pm

HCS Seminar Series Spring 2015

Tim Rhodus, Professor, and Claudio Pasian, Associate Professor,

Deptartment of Horticulture and Crop Science,
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210
ABSTRACT:  Organized by Dr. Claudio Pasian and Lindsay Pangborn, the Ohio State University Cultivar Trials are conducted each year in order to evaluate ornamental bedding and container plants. The objective of these trials is to observe the performance of new and recently introduced cultivated plant varieties under environmental conditions typical of central Ohio.  In 2014, the Cultivar Trials piloted a new app called Digital Evaluator. Designed by Dr. Tim Rhodus, Professor Horticulture & Crop Science, the app can be used on iPhone and iPad devices. While reviewing each plant, volunteers can enters their ratings and comments directly into the app and the results are emailed to Dr. Rhodus.  A total of 56 different volunteers recorded up to four sets of evaluations on 563 different plants between June and September.  Individual results were uploaded to a central database and made available within a matter of minutes of completing the evaluations.  Trial results are available at:  
11:30 AM - 12:25 PM
Kottman 244 (Columbus)
video-linked to
121 Fisher Auditorium (Wooster)