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50th Anniversary of Dept of Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology in Ohio2017-2018 marked 50th year of the establishment of the Department of Plant Pathology.  We kicked of our anniversary year with a reunion luncheon in Columbus and in Wooster.  View event videos and photos below!

New book! Get your complimentary copy > Plant Pathology in Ohio

Event video

Event video

Photo gallery

Lab posters

Deep and Williams Fund

Plant Pathology in Ohio book

Plant Pathology in OhioNEW BOOK

Plant Pathology in Ohio - A History of the of the Discipline at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center documents the people and places that have been the foundation of the department's history, dating back to the late 1800s. 

Written by Dr. Randall Rowe, professor emeritus at Ohio State and an active member of the department faculty for 32 years, along with help from several colleagues, the book's release on July 1, 2017 coincided with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the stand-alone Department of Plant Pathology.

The book includes over 270 current and historical photographs, many of which were found in the university's Library Archives, as well as by combing through file cabinets, boxes and computer files.

Complimentary copies of the book can be requested by contacting Monica Lewandowski ( or calling the department at 614-292-3518.

Pdf files of the book content are also available below:

Plant Pathology in Ohio, Chapters 1-6 (pdf)

Plant Pathology in Ohio, Chapters 7-13 and Appendices (pdf)