Projects

Students gain practical, hands-on experience  through an internship, independent study, mentored Extension experience or a mentored teaching experience. Projects can be completed with mentors in industry or an Ohio State faculty member.

Potential internships/project areas

  •     Crop production and management; scouting
  •     Agribusiness management, consulting, economics
  •     Chemical, seed and biotech companies - research and development
  •     Integrated pest management - technical advising/sales; research
  •     Animal and plant health; crop/food/port inspection, monitoring of insects, disease and pests; assessment of management practices
  •     Government regulatory agencies that direct inspection, regulatory issues, food safety, and policy
  •     Horticulture and landscape production, services and sales
  •     Ornamentals and floriculture production
  •     Golf/sports turf management
  •     Gardens and arboretums
  •     Industry or commodity associations that direct research, education, communications, policy development, legislative issues


Previous MPHM projects

A Survey of the Wild Bees of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument (New Mexico) - Cali Granger; Olivia Carrill et al.  2018

Writing Pesticide Safety Fact Sheets for the Public - Helen (Ellie) Andrews, with Mary Rose, OSU Extension, Pesticide Safety Education Program, Ohio State. 2018

Urban Forest Evaluation and Management Project, City of Kent, Ohio.  Kodi Riedel with The Davey Tree Expert Co. and the MPHM program. 2018

Survey of Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans, Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Soil Fertility Levels in Soybean Fields Across Ohio.  Jonell Winger, Anne Dorrance et al.  2018.

Topic: Technical Fact Sheet to Video Synopsis for Major Pest Related Issues on Ornamental Trees and Shrubs.  Anna DeToro with The Davey Tree Expert Co. and the MPHM program. 2018

Comparison of soil sampling methods for estimating population
densities of Heterodera glycines cysts. E Smirtnik, T Niblack, P Paul, AE Dorrance, D Bruns. Plant Health Progress (2016) 17, 167-171  (MPHM - industry collaboration)

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

Evaluation of preventative fungicide sprays for control of anthracnose on geranium, 2016. F Peduto Hand, Z Foust. Plant Disease Management Reports 11:OT028

Evaluation of fungicides to control powdery mildew on pumpkin, 2015.
J Jasinksi, J Schoenhals. Plant Disease Management Reports 10:V057.

Evaluating the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in cucurbit pest management. J Schoenhals and J Jaskinski.  2015.  OSU Extension Annual Conference, Research Poster, 1st place

Development of Extension training, materials and website for ornamental
diseases (u.osu.edu/ornamentaldiseasefacts)

Evaluation of integrated pest management methods:
Agronomic crops  s  Ornamentals  s  Cucurbits  s Hops  s  Turfgrass

Evaluation of soybean seed treatments for Pythium, Fusarium virugliforme

Development and delivery of Pesticide Safety and Education training (pested.osu.edu)

Biological control and beneficial insects for greenhouse integrated pest management

Urban tree surveys; development and evaluation of online tree health training modules

Evaluation of Extension programming and citizen science programs pertaining to pollinators and  lady beetles

Developing Extension materials and online course modules for plant health and turfgrass health management