COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has announced the winners of its 2011 Research Project Poster Competition, held yesterday (4/28) during the center’s Annual Research Conference in Columbus.
The competition honors outstanding posters -- text and graphic summaries of research projects -- by OARDC-supported Ph.D. and master’s degree students, postdoctoral researchers, and staff.
- First place: Yu Chen, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE), “Development of an Intelligent Sprayer Prototype for Nursery and Orchard Applications”; Erdal Ozkan, adviser.
- Second place: Yuan Yan, Food Science and Technology, “Intracellular Free Iron and Its Potential Role in Ultra-High Pressure Induced Inactivation of Escherichia coli”; Ahmed E. Yousef, adviser.
- Third place: Charles Goss, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), “Do Riparian Forest Patches Mitigate the Downstream Influence of Agriculture on Leaf Breakdown?”; Charles Goebel, adviser.
- First place: Lo niee Liew, FABE, “Enhancing Biogas Production from Leaves through Simultaneous Solid-State Anaerobic Digestion and Alkaline Treatment”; Yebo Li, adviser.
- Second place: Wanying Zhao, Horticulture and Crop Science, “Analysis of Age and Genetic Structure to Reconstruct the History of a Privet Invasion”; John Cardina, adviser.
- Third place: Chelsea Smith, Entomology, “Testing the Interference Competition Hypothesis for Native Lady Beetle Decline”; Mary Gardiner, adviser.
- First place: Zhifang Cui, FABE, “Comparison of Horse Mulch with Wheat Straw as Feedstocks During Solid-State Anaerobic Digestion”; Yebo Li, adviser.
- Second place: Ruisheng An, Entomology, “Cooperative Endurance: A Remarkable Strategy Adopted by Symbiotic Bacteria to Persist in Their Nematode Vector”; Parwinder S. Grewal, adviser.
- Third place: Sourav Chakraborty, Plant Pathology, “Detection of Methyl Jasmonate in Ash Phloem Extracts: A Simplified Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Approach”; Pierluigi Bonello, adviser.
- First place: Sung-Chur Sim, Horticulture and Crop Science, “Genetic Association of SP5 with Plant Height, Inflorescence Architecture and Yield in Tomato”; David M. Francis, adviser.
- Second place: Sukhbir Grewal, FABE, “Fate of Aminocyclopyrachlor and Clopyralid During the Long Term Composting of Yard Trimmings”; Frederick Michel Jr., adviser.
- Third place: Wee Fong Lee, FABE, “Cooling Capacity Assessment of Semi-Closed Greenhouses”; Peter P. Ling, adviser.
The first-place winners received $500; the second-place winners, $300; the third-place winners, $150.
Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro delivered the keynote address at the OARDC conference, which took place at Ohio State’s LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau Ohio 4-H Center.
OARDC is the research arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and is the largest university agricultural bioscience research center in the United States.