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Department of Plant Pathology


2011 Ag Day

Scarlet and Gray Ag Day - 2011

Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences hosted over 600 5th and 6th graders on May 13, 2011.  Plant Pathology students and staff hosted two activities (6 classes each!) - Plants Get Sick Too! and Plant Doctors, helping to educate students about plant pathology and inspire the next generation of scientists.

Above, left to right, Tim Frey, Amber Hoffstetter and Caleb Schlegel with demonstrations of wheat and wheat stem rust.


Above left, Eddie Luersman and Katie Gambone played a game to teach the students how the environment plays a role in plant disease.  Right photo, Sarah Ellis (shown left) in the Plant Doctors session.  The teacher and sign language interpreter (right) communicated the lessons to a class that included the hearing impaired.

AcitivitiesIn the Plant Doctors session Ileft), plant pathology graduate students Racheal Pack (standing far left) and Anna Conrad (standing center); postdoctoral scientist Angela Orshinsky (far right).

Jorge David Salgado (far left) and Maggie Ellis demonstrate rain and wind in a discussion about how environmental factors can influence plant disease.