1. Vivian Bernau and Nathan Taitano awarded a SEEDS grant!

    May 15, 2015

    Vivian (co-advised by Kristin Mercer) and Nathan (Esther van der Knaap's lab) were awarded a grant from OARDC SEEDS in support of their proposal entitiled, "Finding the genetic basis of use traits and climate adaptations in chile peppers (Capsicum spp.) of southern Mexico."

  2. Dr. Leah McHale in the news!

    May 14, 2015

    Soybean research synergy maximizing checkoff dollars

    May 14, 2015
    By Matt Reese and Ty Higgins

    Ohio's Country Journal / Ohio Ag Net

    Though it may seem counterproductive for one researcher to breed soybeans and another researcher to kill them, it is exactly this unique synergy of efforts that is taking place to benefit the profitability of Ohio soybean growers.

  3. Ohio Chapter International Society of Arboriculture Scholarship Program

    Apr 28, 2015

    Scholarship Requirements

  4. Survey for Online and Blended Academic Class Offerings

    Apr 17, 2015

    Survey for Online and Blended Academic Class Offerings

    We hope your spring semester is wrapping up nicely for you. Before you take off for great summer adventures, we would like to ask 10 minutes of your time to help us as we continue growing our online and blended academic class offerings, and continuing education (professional development) opportunities. Our College has committed to developing innovative online learning opportunities as we build our global land grant impact.

  5. More Scholarship Opportunities

    Apr 17, 2015

    Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship

  6. HCS Staff work with Local Elementary School

    Apr 2, 2015

    Staff from the Department of  Horticulture & Crop Science have been working with a local elementary school to develop a landscape club. The club is designed so that kids learn about plants and their importance in our lives. Each week Pamela Sherratt is a guest lecturer at Colerain Elementary with the Columbus City Schools. She works with 5th grade science teacher Mr. Robert Owens, who started the program. Plants have been donated by OSU Chadwick Horticulturalist, Kathy Burkholder,  and local garden centers.

  7. Union County Master Gardener Scholarship

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Master Gardeners of Union County, Ohio is a volunteer group helping OSU Extension to educate and assist the community in horticultural pursuits. A scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded to one applicant. Only one scholarship will be awarded per year. Applicants are eligible to apply in future years.

    Residency/School: The applicant must be

  8. Undergraduate Research: Denman Forum 2015

    Mar 26, 2015

    The 20th Annual Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum was held on March 25, 2015. More than 600 students in all disciplines will be presenting posters on their research and creative activity projects. To learn more about the Denman, check out the website:

  9. Regional Campus Transition Day

    Mar 26, 2015

    Students from OSU ATI/Wooster campus visit Columbus as part of Regional Campus Transition Day. The visiting students learn about the Columbus campus and experience what being a student in Columbus is all about. ATI students who visited the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science participated in an activity testing for GMOs in sweet corn, soybean and alfalfa seeds. Students who transition from ATI come to Columbus for two years to finish their Bachelors degrees. 

  10. Congratulations to Matthew Willman and Darren Sommers for their 3rd place awards at the Denman UG research forum!

    Mar 25, 2015

    Matthew and Darren were both awarded 3rd place prizes for their research presentations at the 2015 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.

    Matthew presented work on the transient expression efficiency of a novel Agrobacterium strain in soybean leaf tissue.