MPHM Monday Night Webinar Series

Spring 2022

Monday evenings, 8-9 pm EST via Zoom
Christopher G. Taylor  (taylor.1886@osu.edu), Seminar coordinator
MPHM webinars are open to all interested.  Contact: lewandowski.52@osu.edu for Zoom link


January 10
Dr. Monica Lewandowski and Dr. Chris Taylor    MPHM Program Dates and Requirements, Professional Development

January 17    No Class – MLK Day

January 24
Dr. Tim Frey, Plant Pathology
Galls and Leaf Mines of Ohio: Biology and Identification

January 28    Grad Application    Last day to submit graduation application

January 31
Dr. Anna Testen, USDA Research Plant Pathologist, Wooster
Developing practical plant health solutions for growers globally

February 7
Dr. Melanie Ivey, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, OSU
Fruit Pathology

February 14
Florian Diekmann, CFAES Librarian (OSU)
Library services

February 21
Francesca Rotondo, Department of Plant Pathology, OSU Wooster campus
Plant pathogen diagnostics  

February 28
Dr. Brian Pace, Lecturer, Department of Plant Pathology, OSU
The emerging field of psychedelic science

March 7
Amy Miller
Growing and pathology of nut production

March 14    No Class -   Spring Break    

March 21
Dr. Craig Yendrek, Senior Scientists, Hawthorne Gardening company (Scotts Company)
Large company perspective on plant health.

March 28
Sanja Iliac
Human pathogens in plant production systems.

April 4
Dr. Jane Fife, Chief Science Officer, 3Bar Biologics Inc., Columbus OH
Small (Startup) company perspective on development of biocontrol and biostimulant products.

April 11
MPHM Student presentation (practice)    

April 15
Important deadline  - For Students Graduating Spring
Exams and reports are due

April 18
MPHM Student Presentation (practice)    

April 22
Important Deadline    Approved thesis and dissertation submitted and accepted

April 25
Class wraps up - MPHM online information session (last day of classes) – Dr. Monica Lewandowski

May 9    Important Deadline    End-of-semester deadline


Autumn 2021

Monday evenings, 8-9 pm EST via Zoom
Andy Michel (michel.70@osu.edu), Seminar coordinator
MPHM webinars are open to all interested.  Contact: lewandowski.52@osu.edu for Zoom link

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

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Spring 2021

Monday evenings, 8-9 pm EST via Zoom
Monica Lewandowski (lewandowski.52@osu.edu), 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

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Autumn 2020

Monday evenings, 8-9 pm EST via Zoom
Celeste Welty, seminar coordinator

Contact for Zoom link:  welty.1@osu.edu or lewandowski.52@osu.edu 

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
Aaron Wilson
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