HCS Staff work with Local Elementary School

April 2, 2015

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.

Regional Campus Transition Day

March 26, 2015

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. 

Congratulations to Matthew Willman and Darren Sommers for their 3rd place awards at the Denman UG research forum!

March 25, 2015

Matthew and Darren were both awarded 3rd place prizes for their research presentations at the 2015 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.

Matthew presented work on the transient expression efficiency of a novel Agrobacterium strain in soybean leaf tissue.

New OSU Agronomic Crop Internship Program

March 20, 2015

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.

Sports Turf Management Certificate Program: Student Feature

March 17, 2015

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:

2015 OSU Turfgrass Club Golf Outing

March 17, 2015

2015 OSU Turfgrass Club Golf Outing

Homestead Springs Golf Course

5888 London-Lancaster Road
Groveport, OH 43125

Sunday, April 19th
1:00 PM


$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

AFA Crop Science Institute - APPLY NOW!

March 13, 2015

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.

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