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.
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.
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.
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:
Three proposals from Horticulture and Crop Science graduate students were accepted at the SEEDS Graduate Proposal Competition.
Soybean research synergy maximizing checkoff dollars
May 14, 2015
By Matt Reese and Ty Higgins
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.
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.