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  1. NEW Weed Science iBooks Available!

    Aug 28, 2015

    The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science's Weed Science specialists have produced three iBooks that are available for download from Apple's iBook store. The digital books cover topics from basic principles of weed ecology, to identifying weeds and noxious weeds of Ohio. The iBooks contain beautiful photos and videos that give the reader a comprehensive learning experience. The books are compatible with Mac computers, iPads, and iPhone. A PC/Google version will be coming soon! 

    Links to the books can be found below. 

  2. Ross Heart Hospital Garden - In the News

    Aug 19, 2015

    The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science has partnered with the Wexner Medical Center's Ross Heart Hospital to create a community garden. HCS staff member, Elaine Grassbaugh works with the workshops that help introduce healthy food options for patients.




  3. Dr. Pablo Jourdan and OSU Alumni help to keep rare rock cress plant alive!

    Aug 17, 2015

    Dr. Pablo Jourdan and former Ohio State student, Tim Fleischer, are featured in this article in the Columbus Dispatch

  4. Bruce Ackley is the "Scorsese of Weed-Whacking"

    Aug 17, 2015

    Horticulture and Crop Science Weed Specialist, Bruce Ackley uses time lapse videos to analyze how plants react to different chemicals and pesticides. Check out this article from the Columbus Dispatch

  5. Fruit and Vegetable Food Safety Program wins Team Teaching Award

    Jul 20, 2015

    OSU Extension’s Fruit and Vegetable Food Safety Program (GAPS Team) received ESP’s Distinguished Team Teaching Award for the North Central Region. The team members are Doug Doohan, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, professor; Lindsey Hoover, HCS program coordinator; Ashley Kulhanek, ANR educator; Eric Barrett, ANR educator; Emily Adams, ANR educator; Jacqueline Kowalski, ANR educator; Levi Morrow, ANR program coordinator; Brad Bergefurd, ANR educator; and Suzanne Mills-Wasniak, ANR educator.

  6. Athletic Field Management Certificate Program - Student Feature: Munawar Parkar

    Jul 6, 2015

    Munawar Parkar is a Landscape Engineer for Aspire Zone Sport in Doha, Qatar. Munawar looks after the maintenance of the public parks and landscaped areas. He also works with FIFA training pitches, which use both natural and artificial turf. Qatar is the site for 2022 FIFA World Cup. Munawar wanted to upgrade his skills and knowledge of sports turf maintenance as preparation. The Athletic Field Management Certificate Program with The Ohio State University offered the perfect distance learning opportunity for him to acquire the additional knowledge he desired.

  7. Congratulations Mary Maloney!

    Jun 15, 2015

    Congratulations to Mary Maloney, Director of the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, who was presented with an award at the 2015 Women and Philanthropy Awards Celebration at the Faculty Club on June 9. The awards ceremony celebrates grant and scholarship winners. The awards are made possbile by members of Women & Philanthropy. Mary was awarded $25,200 for the Green Roof Project. The Green Roof on Howlett Hall was installed in 2013. It is the first retrofit green roof at The Ohio State University.

  8. Cornish Lab in the News!

    May 22, 2015

    A Ohio rubber crop is coming your way from OARDC

    May 21, 2015 By Katrina Cornish, OSU Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, and Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  9. Stephanie Verhoff awarded a 2015 United Soybean Board Fellowship!

    May 22, 2015

    Stephanie Verhoff was selected as one of two 2015 United Soybean Board Fellowship recipients. The United Soybean Board (USB) Fellowship promotes graduate education in the area of Plant Sciences, emphasizing the development of improved soybean varieties, understanding soybean genetics, and developing improved ways to grow and use soybeans. The fellowship provides a $25,000 annual stipend to the student for up to four years.

  10. HCS student wins Garden Club of America Scholarship

    May 19, 2015

    Sustainable Plant Systems major, Nathan Detwiler is one of the Recipients of 2015 The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Public Horticulture! 

    Nathan's profile from the Garden Club of America website: