1. Dr. Katrina Cornish creates innovative medical gloves

    Feb 7, 2019

    HCS faculty member, Dr. Katrina Cornish, created medical gloves that protects doctors and scientists from radiation and pathogens while not triggering allergic reactions. 

    “Wearing two different gloves on each hand is like doing surgery in boxing gloves,” said Katrina Cornish, an Ohio Research Scholar and holder of the Endowed Chair in Bio-based Emergent Materials at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

    The awkwardness of wearing two different gloves leads some medical professionals to use only one set of gloves.

  2. Will Hamman receives second place in the Applied Soybean Research competition

    Nov 9, 2018

    Will Hamman received second place in the Applied Soybean Research competition (M.S. division) at the American Society of Agronomy Annual meeting this week in Baltimore. His presentation was titled, "The Impact of Seeding Rate on Plant Architecture, Harvest Grain Loss, and Combine Fuel Use."

  3. 2018 HCS Graduate Research Symposium

    Oct 25, 2018

    The 2018 HCS Graduate Research Symposium held in Wooster showcased the amazing research being conducted by the department’s graduate students. The students had the opportunity to compete in oral and poster competitions, hear from guest speakers (Dr. Gitta Coaker and Jordan Hoewischer), and network with faculty and fellow graduate students.

    Competition awards


    1st Vivian Bernau

    2nd Sarah McNulty

    3rd Sean Fenstemaker


    PhD Research Presenation

    1st Michael Dzackovich

  4. Congratulations Kimberly Nolletti

    Oct 8, 2018

    Kimberly Nolletti was selected as a recipient of the 2018 OARDC Oustanding Staff Awards. Kimberly received an award for $1,000 which was presented along with a plaque at the OARDC Employee Appreciation Dinner on October 4, 2018. 

  5. Photo of Rose Vagedes

    Rose Vagedes, Greenfield Scholar

    Sep 27, 2018

    Congratulations to Rose Vagedes, who will be recognized as a Greenfield Scholar at the national agronomy meetings, Baltimore in November. Rose is a junior In SPS: Agronomy and completed an internship with Helena Chemical in the summer of 2018.

  6. Welcome Maria!

    Sep 6, 2018

    Maria Smith has joined the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science as a Viticulture Program Specialist, where she will be focussing on outreach in the viticulture industry. She is excited to apply her experiences to extension in helping the Ohio wine grape industry members achieve their production goals. Maria earned her B.S. in biology at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009, an M.S. in horticulture from Cornell University in 2012, and recently defended her Ph.D. in horticulture at The Pennsylvania State University in August 2018.  At Penn State, she worked under Dr.

  7. Local Soybean Research

    Sep 4, 2018

    Assistant Professor, Laura Lindsey, was featured on with an article about soybean yield in Ohio. 

      What's limiting soybean yield in Ohio?

    by Laura Lindsey 

  8. Online Class Improves Workplace Communications With Latinos

    Aug 27, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new online class can help non-Latino managers of Spanish-speaking employees communicate more clearly with their Latino workers – but not by learning a new language.

    Claudio Pasian, associate professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, has modified his “Latinos in the Workforce” college credit course for online learners who can take the course at their own speed and on their own timeline.

  9. OSU Viticulture Program Wins National Award

    Aug 24, 2018

    The American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) held its annual conference on 31 July through 3 August 2018 in Washington DC. During this event, ASHS announced the winners of the 2018 Extension Material Awards. The OSU Viticulture Program was among the 2018 winners of the Extension Material Award in the category “Video”.  The educational video titled “Grapevine Canopy Management” was prepared by former graduate student Thomas Todaro and advisor Dr. Imed Dami. This educational video was the outreach piece of an on-going research project on Viticulture Best Practices (BVP).

  10. HCS Hires Two New Faculty Members

    Aug 22, 2018

    The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science filled new faculty positions this past summer. We welcome Dr. Andrea Gschwend and Dr. Wendy Klooster as part of our research and teaching faculty. Read more about Dr. Gschwend and Dr. Klooster below. Dr. Gschwend will fill the position of Assistant Professor of Crop Molecular Biology and Functional Genetics, while Dr. Klooster will be the new Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, focusing on Horticulture.