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TAG: The Ohio State University

Online course offers 24 hours of turfgrass science training

December 2, 2014By

Turfgrass professionals have an outlet this winter to learn science-based principles to manage turf for recreation, sport, aesthetics and environmental protection—the 2015 Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Online is slated for Jan. 7-March 25. The 12-week, certificate-based program will have training sessions accessible live online on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (CST), providing 24 hours of... read more

New England Grows offers CEU-approved seminars

November 12, 2014By

New England Grows slated a score of CEU-approved seminars for the 2014 show, held Feb. 4 – Feb. 6 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. CEU credits will be available through accrediting organizations such as the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Northeast Organic Farming Association, International Society of Arboriculture and other professional associations.... read more

Ohio State student heads up crowdfunded EAB research project

September 18, 2014By

The Ohio State University (OSU) launched a crowdfunded research project to identify the genes that allow certain ash trees to build a resistance to emerald ash borer (EAB), Entomology Today reports. Conducted by David Showalter, a Ph.D. candidate in plant pathology at OSU, the project aims to reach $8,500 in funding, with the ultimate goal being to breed North American and European... read more

Throwback Thursday: February 1994

March 27, 2014By

Spring has sprung. At least that’s what our calendars tell us. Even as it’s yet to be in the air, the masses are preparing for the warm weather to come. For me, this means looking up the best deals for a pedicure to show off my new sandals. For landscape professionals, this might mean giving customers the best deal to... read more

The good, the bad and the ugly … again

March 19, 2011By

By: Ron Hall The Ohio State University turf team has put together a very nice digital publication, “The Benefits of Turf.” This is something you will want to share with the management of the parks and sports facilities where you work. Athletic directors, coaches and other field users would appreciate it, as well. Click on “The Benefits of Turf,” and I think you will agree... read more

Switchover making for less stress

October 8, 2009By

By: Ron Hall Brian Gimbel knows how to care for high-visibility turfgrass sports fields as the longtime sports field manager at Ohio Stadium, home of the The Ohio State University Buckeyes. He’s been doing it for 18 years, since his student days at OSU. And he’s admittedly inclined to prefer turfgrass, which the team played on for 16 years until three... read more