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.
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.
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.