In keeping with OSU's land-grant mission, the Summit County Horticultural program is active in several research projects. The OSU Phenology Garden network is a state-wide program with 36 identical research plots scattered across the state, with two gardens in Summit County. This project is led by Denise Ellsworth and Dan Herms, professor of Entomology at OSU.
An Integrated Pest Management Vegetable Garden research project took place in Stow and Twinsburg in 2006 to study different pest management input levels. Data is also being collected on plants that will survive when planted under black walnut trees. These practical research findings will be disseminated to help gardeners improve their gardening practices and increase success in the garden.
Created: 2008-04-14, Updated: 2008-04-14