1. HCS Students! Plant Breeding Summer Workshops - This Summer

    May 9, 2014

    Plant Breeding Workshops

    Session 1: Field Design and Analysis                May 18-22 2015
    Session 2: Marker Assisted Selection               June 1-5 2015
    Session 3: Genome Wide Analysis                  June 15-19 2015

    Session 1: Field Design and Analysis

  2. From Biology to Business – The Transformational Power of Big Data

    May 5, 2014

    The OARDC Research Conference is a held every year alternating between the Wooster Campus and Main Campus in Columbus. This year, the conference was held in Wooster on April 24th. The theme of the conference was "From Biology to Business - The Transformational Power of Big Data." The conference showcases experts and gives them a chance to discuss their research. It is also an opportunity to award outstanding OARDC faculty and scholars. Reserach conducted through OARDC was presented in a poster format.

  3. 2014 Arbor Day Celebration

    Apr 29, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, The Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens celebrated Arbor Day on April 25, 2014 on the Oval. The even kicked off with an Arbor Day Poem recitation by Karen Kaufman, a third year Middle Childhood Education major. Horticulture and Crop Science & Plant Pathology Systems Developer/Engineer, Brian Mowery was awarded the Collaborators Award. His family was present to celebrate his award which was presented by Horticulture and Crop Science department chair, Dr. Jim Metzger.

  4. Retired OSU Professor Works To Preserve Genetically Superior Trees

    Apr 28, 2014

    Retired OSU Professor Works To Preserve Genetically Superior Trees Sam Hendren 89.7 NPR News Reporter

    A retired Ohio State professor emeritus in horticulture, by his own estimate, has planted some 50,000 trees. Daniel Struve may have retired from teaching horticulture but by no means has he given up his horticultural practice. He’s still working to grow genetically superior trees from seeds.

  5. Spring planting delays from wet conditions not yet a concern

    Apr 24, 2014

    Spring planting delays from wet conditions not yet a concern

    By Tracy Turner | Posted on 4/22/2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Despite the wet conditions that have affected many Ohio corn fields so far this season, growers who haven't started planting shouldn't be concerned yet, says an agronomist with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  6. Most of Ohio’s 2014 Wine Grape Crop Lost Due to Polar Vortex, Ohio State Survey Finds

    Apr 18, 2014

    Photo: A grape cane shows cold-damaged tissue (brown) just under the bark.

    University experts offer training to help growers deal with damage.
    WOOSTER, Ohio -- This is not the type of cold that helps make your favorite ice wine.

    The prolonged and extremely frigid temperatures experienced in Ohio earlier this year have destroyed a majority of the crop of popular wine grape varieties grown in the state, according to a survey recently conducted by Ohio State University’s Grape Team.

  7. HCS/Plant Pathology Ice Cream Social

    Apr 17, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Departments of Horticulture and Crop Science and Plant Pathology joined forces to celebrate our Undergraduate and Graduate student awards with an Ice Cream Social in the lobby of Kottman Hall yesterday. The event had ice cream from the Parker Dairy Store, a part of the Department of Food Science and Technology. Undergraduate scholarship award winners were presented with certificates at the Ice Cream Social in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement. For a full list of the Undergraduate, Graduate, Faculty and Staff awards, see below. 

  8. Phi Alpha Xi Initiation 2014

    Apr 14, 2014

    Twelve students were initiated into the Epsilon Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi (PAX), a national honorary and professional society for Horticulture at the Ohio State University Thursday evening, April 10, 2014. PAX recognizes junior and senior students with high scholastic achievement who demonstrate a strong interest in horticulture. Candidates also show promise for continued activity and commitment to the field of horticulture. (

  9. OSU set to host low and high tunnels workshop and farm tour April 24

    Apr 14, 2014

    By Tracy Turner | Posted on 4/9/2014

    ARCHBOLD, Ohio - Vegetable crop and specialty fruit producers who want to learn more about the use of high and low tunnels can attend a workshop and farm tour April 24 held by educators from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

    The daylong workshop will feature small group discussions on the basics of integrating tunnel systems into fruit or vegetable operations, said Eric Richer, an Ohio State University Extension educator. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college.

  10. Upcoming sessions target on-farm food safety for fruit, vegetable growers

    Apr 14, 2014

    By Martha Filipic | Posted on 4/10/2014

    WOOSTER, Ohio - A series of training sessions hosted by Ohio State University's Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program continues through May and possibly into June, before the growing season gets into full swing.

    The Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) sessions provide produce growers the basics of on-farm food safety.