Scott Erick

Scott Erick
Scott Erick
MPHM graduate
Greenhouse and Nursery Sales Associate, Dills Greenhouse, Columbus OH

Current: USDA APHIS PPQ, Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication

MPHM Project: Billbugs in Turfgrass with Dr. David Shetlar, Department of Entomology, Ohio State; diagnosis and identification of turfgrass problems.

DJ Shetlar, S Erick, J Andon. 2016. Preventive Control of Bluegrass Billbug, Sphenophorus parvulus, in Lawn Turf, 2015. Arthropod Management Tests 41 (1):tsw109

Scott completed the MPHM while working full-time as a Supply coordinator, OSU Wexner Medical Center. He utilized the OSU tuition assistance benefit to help pursue his career goals.

Scott: "As a plant health professional I would like to be a part of the scientific community engaging in strategic management policies and educating the public about the impacts of plant disease. I would like to become a consultant concerning plant health issues, certified plant pathologist, horticulturalist and work with an extension agency or the state or federal agriculture department. Another ambition of mine is to write a book about fruit and vegetable production for home and community gardeners.

Some of my interests outside of school include volunteering, gardening, music and working out at the gym. I have been a volunteer and a member of the Chadwick Arboretum since 2007.  I have been gardening at home now for 12 years. It is great to eat fresh fruits and vegetables from my garden. I plan to build a small greenhouse so I can start my plants early for the growing season. I play the guitar and I am currently taking lessons to learn how to read music. I also enjoy lifting weights, yoga, Pilates and swimming."


The Ohio State University
- Master in Plant Health Management, 2015
- BS Agriculture - Landscape Horticulture
- BA Communication

Scott Erick