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  1. OARDC Research Conference Winners

    Apr 29, 2013

    The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) held its annual research conference on April 25. The theme of this year’s conference was “How Food Impacts Human Health”. The poster competition was held in Columbus this year and three Research Assitants from the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science are winners!      
  2. Scotts LawnService Scholarship

    Apr 22, 2013

    The Scotts LawnService Scholarship combines an internship and a full year’s worth of tuition. The scholarship is designed for juniors majoring in Turfgrass Science, Crop Science, Landscape Horticulture, Entomology, or other related fields. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.  This year’s award recipients are Tyler Turner and John DiFranco. Congratulations Tyler and John!    In this photo: John DiFranco, Tyler Turner, and the Scotts Miracle-Grow Company representatives. 
  3. Plant Science Recognition Ceremony

    Apr 22, 2013

    Scholarship awards were handed out to undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty on Friday, April 19th at the Ice Cream Social event held in Kottman Hall. 56 undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for Spring and Fall semesters in the 2013-2014 school year. The scholarships totaled in the amount of $140,000. Many of the scholarships were awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement, commitment to the program, and research success.  
  4. Transforming Chadwick Lake

    Apr 19, 2013

    Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens began a project, two years ago, to renovate the Chadwick Lake. The project plans were to remove invasive plants, stock the lake with various species of fish and begin a native planting regime to increase biodiversity. The renovation began with the removal of the invasive plant, phragmites. The goal of this step was to manageably control any phragmites growth.

  5. 2012 Drought Could Mean Larger Soybean Seeds for 2013 Growing Season

    Apr 18, 2013

    Assistant Professor, Dr. Laura Lindsey has co-written an article about how 2012 drought conditions affected soybeans. Check it out: http://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/2012-drought-could-mean-larger-soybean-seeds-for-2013-growing-season
  6. Gamma Sigma Delta

    Apr 16, 2013

    Gamma Sigma Delta is an honors society in the field of agriculture. The fraternity began at The Ohio State University in 1905 and the organization has been honoring students, faculty, and staff who demonstrate outstanding research, teaching, and service. This year four members of the Horticulture and Crop Science department received awards.
  7. Former HCS Student Wins Best Enology and Viticulture Paper

    Apr 10, 2013

      Former HCS student, Yi Zhang, has won the American Society for Enology and Viticulture Best paper award!  
  8. Borlaug LEAP Fellowship Grant Awarded

    Apr 9, 2013

    Congratulations, Nafeti Mheni! Nafeti was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Borlaug LEAP Fellowship program. The Borlaug-LEAP program is a leadership program that helps fund research and activities in the field of agriculture. Nafeti will travel to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico, Ethiopia, and expand his research in Tanzania. His project involves association analysis and genomic selection to breed for short season wheat that can avoid drought in Tanzania and Kenya. The grant will go into effect in June of 2013. 

  9. Congratulations, Bradley Snyder! 2nd place winner of the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

    Apr 4, 2013

    Brad Snyder, a senior majoring in Sustainable Plant Systems with a specialization in Agronomy, has received 2nd place in the Agriculture/Environmental Science division for the 2013 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum was created in 1996 by Richard and Martha Denman.

  10. Henry Peller a Sustainable Plant Systems Major named a Udall Scholar

    Apr 1, 2013

    Henry Peller, a junior majoring in Sustainable Plant Systems and a personalized study program through ASC, has been named a Udall Scholar.  One of only 50 students selected for this honor nationwide (and the only from Ohio), the Udall recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to careers related to the environment.  Read more about Henry here: http://fellowships.osu.edu/headlines.aspx?ID=284