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.
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
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: denman.osu.edu.
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.
The Ohio State University Agronomic Crops Team is starting a new summer program in 2015 aimed at providing a rich training experience to undergraduate students in a wide diversity of disciplines related to agronomic crop research. These Agronomic Crop Research Experience (ACRE) Interns will support on-farm research by being placed in strategic hubs throughout the state. Students will gain real-world experience in scouting, sampling and evaluating agronomic crops in Ohio. Incoming OSU graduate students are welcome to apply.
The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science offers different certificate programs in turfgrass science though Ohio State Plant Science Online. The online certificate programs attract people from around the world and helps student learn the basics of irrigation, painting logos & lines, turfgrass diseases and pest and much more!
We’re featuring Nick Mangano, who is a student in the online Sports Turf Management program. Here is Nick’s story:
In February at the GIS in San Antonio Texas, OSU Alumni, Fred Gehrisch, was awarded the honor of 2014 Superintendent of the Year by Turfnet. Fred has worked as the Golf Course Superintendent at Highlands Falls Country Club for the past 17 years.
Photo from Turfnet.com
2015 OSU Turfgrass Club Golf Outing
Homestead Springs Golf Course
5888 London-Lancaster Road
Groveport, OH 43125
Sunday, April 19th
$140 per team of 4 or $35 per player
$12 per player for lunch (includes burgers, brats, baked beans, macaroni salad, and chips).
*Cash or check accepted. checks made payable to: OSU Turfgrass Club
Are you interested in learning more about the crop science industry? Or maybe planning on having a career in a related field? Apply today for the AFA Crop Science Institute held in Central Iowa, July 19-21st, 2015. AFA will be selecting up to 75 passionate, talented and committed students who are future leaders in the industry to take part in the AFA Crop Science Institute.