Dr. Monica Lewandowski and Dr. Chris Taylor MPHM Program Dates and Requirements, Professional Development
January 17 No Class – MLK Day
Dr. Tim Frey, Plant Pathology
Galls and Leaf Mines of Ohio: Biology and Identification
January 28 Grad Application Last day to submit graduation application
Dr. Anna Testen, USDA Research Plant Pathologist, Wooster
Developing practical plant health solutions for growers globally
Dr. Melanie Ivey, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, OSU
Florian Diekmann, CFAES Librarian (OSU)
Francesca Rotondo, Department of Plant Pathology, OSU Wooster campus
Plant pathogen diagnostics
Dr. Brian Pace, Lecturer, Department of Plant Pathology, OSU
The emerging field of psychedelic science
Growing and pathology of nut production
March 14 No Class - Spring Break
Dr. Craig Yendrek, Senior Scientists, Hawthorne Gardening company (Scotts Company)
Large company perspective on plant health.
Human pathogens in plant production systems.
Dr. Jane Fife, Chief Science Officer, 3Bar Biologics Inc., Columbus OH
Small (Startup) company perspective on development of biocontrol and biostimulant products.
MPHM Student presentation (practice)
Important deadline - For Students Graduating Spring
Exams and reports are due
MPHM Student Presentation (practice)
Important Deadline Approved thesis and dissertation submitted and accepted
Class wraps up - MPHM online information session (last day of classes) – Dr. Monica Lewandowski
May 9 Important Deadline End-of-semester deadline
August 30, 2021 - Drs. Andy Michel (OSU Entomology); Monica Lewandowski and Chris Taylor (OSU Plant Pathology). MPHM Program intros, semester deadlines.
Sept. 6: Labor day. No seminar.
Sept. 13: Dr. Andy Michel, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Entomology, Ohio State. Breeding for Plant resistance (2 recordings available in MPHM One-Drive folder)
Sept. 20: Dr. Kelly Tilmon, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Ohio State. Live speaker presentation.
Sept. 27: Dr. Mary Gardiner, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Ohio State. How to prepare scientific presentations (recording from Spring 2021, on MPHM One-Drive folder)
Oct. 4: Dr. Leo Taylor, CFAES Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Live speaker. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What the Hype?
Oct. 11: Dr. Daniel Herms, Vice President of Research and Development, Davey Tree. Live speaker. Professional Opportunities at The Davey Tree Expert Company
Oct. 18: Dr. Mimi Rose, Director, Pesticide Safety Education Program. Live speaker. Pesticide Certification and Training in Ohio and Why It’s Important
Oct. 25: Dr. Steve Culman, Associate Professor and State Specialist of Soil Fertility, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State. Live speaker. On-farm research to improve soil fertility in Ohio.
November 1: Dr. Greg LaBarge, Professor, Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems Department of Extension. Live speaker. Water Quality and Agriculture-Today’s Resource Concerns
November 8: No seminar.
November 15: Cancelled.
November 22: Enrico Bonello, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, and Andy Michel. Artificial intelligence or artificial stupidity? Machine learning in forest and agricultural crop health in the 21st century. Live speakers.
November 29: MPHM Student Presentation (Jordan Olinger) Live speaker.
December 6: Class wrap up - MPHM online information session, open for questions (last day of classes) – Live speaker. Dr. Monica Lewandowski
Monday evenings, 8-9 pm EST via Zoom
Monica Lewandowski (firstname.lastname@example.org), Seminar coordinator
Jan 25, 2021 – Anna Testen, USDA Research Plant Pathologist, Wooster. Developing practical plant health solutions for growers globally- Anna's career path in plant pathology. She will also highlight key research findings and important lessons she's learned along the way.
Feb 1 Ellen Klinger, Department of Entomology, Ohio State
Feb 8 Florian Diekmann, CFAES Librarian, Ohio State
Feb 15 - Brian Pace, Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State (the emerging field of psychedelic science)
Feb 22 – Timothy Frey, Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State (nature inspired; galls)
March 1 - Soledad Benitez Ponce, Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State (microbiome)
March 8 - Mary Gardiner, Department of Entomology, Ohio State (how to prepare a scientific presentation)
March 15 Rachel Bienemann, MPHM project webinar. Susceptibility of Natural Enemies to Insecticides in Controlled Environments
March 22 MPHM project, Michael Rizzi. Managing Pest Insects in Ohio for Gardeners and Homeowners
March 29 MPHM project, Nora Durham, Integrated Pest Management of Western Flower Thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) in Hydroponic Strawberries
April 5 MPHM project, Brenna Scheiderer. Surveying Oleander Aphids on Milkweed
April 12 - Summer/Autumn class updates, Monica Lewandowski
April 19 MPHM projects, Caroline Georskey, Use of NIR Spectroscopy in Early Detection of Beech Leaf Disease
Amanda Rutan, Powdery Mildew on Hemp
April 26 Renato Zardo, MPHM Project
Jessica Wheeler, MPHM project, Sentinel Planting Identification of Tree Pathogens
Aug. 31, 2020
Celeste Welty, Ohio State Department of Entomology and Monica Lewandowski, Ohio State Department of Plant Pathology
Program news for continuing and new students
Sept. 7 - Labor Day holiday, no seminar
Sept. 14, 2020
Danae Wolfe, OSU Extension
A Closer Look: Macro Photography of Insects and Diseases (www.chasingbugs.com)
Sept. 21, 2020
David Shetlar, Ohio State Department of Entomology
What is it? The Other Side of Forensic Entomology
Sept. 28, 2020
Joe Boggs, OSU Extension
Perception versus Reality: Which Tree Pests Matter?
Oct. 5, 2020
Jim Jasinski, OSU Extension
Using IPM as a stepping stone to a career in land-grant academia
Oct. 12, 2020
Climate Change and its Impacts on Pests
Oct. 19, 2020
David Snodgrass, Ohio State Biological Sciences Greenhouse
Greenhouse IPM: Basic Techniques and Career Opportunities
Oct, 26, 2020
Esther Kibbe, MPHM student, project practice seminar
Spotted-wing Drosophila control with a new organic insecticide
Nov. 2, 2020
Taylor deGier, MPHM student, project practice seminar
A survey of spotted cucumber beetle activity in dahlias, its parasitoid, and effectiveness of clove bud essential oil as a lure
Nov. 9, 2020
Michael Goard, MPHM student, project practice seminar
Apple Pest Monitoring: Orchard vs. Backyard IPM
Nov. 16, 2020
Jessica Burns, MPHM student, project practice seminar
Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Survey
Nov. 23, 2020
Susan Ndaiye, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Opportunities for IPM in developing countries
Nov., 30, 2020
Doug Doohan, Ohio State Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
Risk management and issues with transgenic crops