2015 OSU Cultivars Trial Open House

Thursday July 30, 2015

Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

2001 Fyffe Ct.  Columbus, OH 43210

If you missed the opportunity to evaluate our plants during Cultivate 15, do not miss this second chance to evaluate plants responses to a very rainy spring and summer.

10:00 AM: Presentation about the trials

10:30 AM: Tour Cultivar Trials, in Ground & Containers

12:00 Noon:  Box lunch

1:00 to 3:30 PM:  Presentations by three speakers:

  • Bob Croft (Sakata)
  • Pamela Bennett (OSU Extension)
  • Michelle Jones (OSU/OARDC, Wooster)

OCNT, Landscape Industry Certified, and pesticide credits will be available.

Cost:  $15 (before July 11) or $18 (after July 11). This will cover the cost of the box lunch, refreshments, parking permit, and handouts.  Send a check payable to The Ohio State University, attention Claudio Pasian, at the address listed above and call Dr. Pasian at 614-292-9941 indicating the number of participants.

The OSU Cultivar Trials are partially supported with a generous donation from:  Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association and AmericanHort

With your car, come first to the turnaround of Fyffe Court (in front of the main entrance of Howlett Hall) and someone there will give you the parking permit.  Proceed then to park your car and come to 103 Kottman Hall.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Claudio Pasian: pasian.1@osu.edu

Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes Conference

The first national Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes Conference is being hosted by Michigan State University Extension and North Carolina State University in Hendersonville, North Carolina, Oct. 12-14, 2015. We are pleased to announce the conference will feature seven keynote speakers: Dave Goulson, University of Sussex; Jane Memmott, University of Bristol; Dan Potter, University of Kentucky; Nigel Raine, University of Guelph; Kirsten Traynor, University of Maryland; and Rufus Isaacs and Kristin Getter, Michigan State University. The keynotes and 15 other internationally-recognized speakers will be addressing topics at five sessions of the conference:

  • Function of pollinators in the ornamental landscape
  • Threats to pollinators in the ornamental landscape
  • Pesticides and pollinators
  • Boots on the ground: Efforts, challenges and opportunities for protecting pollinators
  • Educating the public

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Courtesy of Thomas Dudek and Heidi Wollaeger, Michigan State University Extension. Please direct questions about the conference to Heidi Wollaeger (wollaege@anr.msu.edu).

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Announcing 2015 OSU Greenhouse Management Workshop – Pest Control

The OSU Greenhouse Management Workshop focusing on Pest Control will be held on January 22-23, 2015, at Wooster, OH. The workshop program includes one fundamental track, two advanced tracks, and tours of research and commercial greenhouses. The first day program will start 9:30 am, 1/22/2015 on OARDC campus, Wooster. The second day program will end at Green Circle Growers around 4:30 pm, 1/23/2015.


Major topics of the workshop are:

1.            Preventive cultural practices for pest management

2.            Introduction to greenhouse pest management

3.            Introduction to application technology

4.            Advanced application technology for spray efficiency improvement

5.            Advanced session on the new tools for greenhouse pest management


The workshop also offers pesticide applicator re-certification credits, professional engineer continuing education credits, and Certified Professional Horticulturalist continuing education credit.

Please follow the link below for more detailed workshop program and registration information:  



Do You Produce Food? MarketMaker Webinar offered this Friday!

The Ohio Direct Marketing Team brings you easy access to direct marketing resources thanks to the contributions of numerous collaborators . Great things are happening in Ohio. Be a part of Ohio’s # 1 industry – food and agriculture. The Direct Marketing team will be hosting a FREE webinar on the topic- MarketMaker, this Friday, December 5th.  The webinar will start at 12 noon (it works best to log in a few minutes early).  OSU’s Charissa McGlothin and Brad Bergefurd will be the hosts of this topic.  To be a part of this discussion go to http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/marketmaker2014/


If you are an OSU staff member click on the OSU login tab that allows you to log in using your OSU username and password.  If you are a guest click on the Guest login tab to enter, when prompted for a log in name under Guest, just enter your name.  If you have any problems getting in to the webinar, please give Charissa at 740.289.2071 ext. 132.



Here is a short description of MarketMaker from the website www.oh.foodmarketmaker.com:

Connecting markets and quality food sources from farm and fishery to fork

Whether you are a producer looking to reach new markets; a buyer wanting to connect with local or specialty suppliers; or a consumer looking for goods and services in your area MarketMaker is a must-have resource.

MarketMaker is the largest and most in-depth database of its kind featuring a diverse community of food-related businesses: buyers, farmers/ranchers, fisheries, farmers markets, processors/packers, wineries, restaurants and more. MarketMaker provides simple yet powerful search tools to connect with others across the production and distribution chain.