At the 2015 Horticulture and Crop Science research retreat, Bill Rolling was awarded first prize in the category of PhD Oral Presentation for his presentation entitled "Genome-wide association analysis of partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae in soybean plant introductions form the Republic of Korea."
The Research Specialist position provides leadership in management, research, and outreach coordination for research and education programs at the OARDC Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station located in Kingsville, Ohio.
On September 1, the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science hired a new faculty member, Dr. Alexander Lindsey. Alex started his career in Agriculture as an undergraduate at Michigan State University. When asked about what sparked his interest in the agricultural field Alex said, “I started out picking strawberries for my uncle in high school and realized how much effort went into food production. I saw first-hand the difficulties associated with farming, and thought it would be great to help find solutions to agricultural problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.