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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Horticultural Science

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Barb Fair

Associate Professor

Academics, Extension, Faculty

Kilgore Hall 154

919.513.2804

Area(s) of Expertise

I am the Landscape Extension Specialist and I also teach plant identification. I am working with the county extension agents, the urban/suburban communities and the landscape industry, and will certainly serve any others who need my assistance.

I have worked extensively in education, state and local government, and industry over the years and have developed many interests.

My expertise lies in woody plant identification and selection, maintenance, and planting. I am also interested in soil and water issues in the landscape, and am a Certified Arborist. I belong to the International Society of Arboriculture, and pursue many interests in this area.

My research efforts concentrate on soil and water issues in the landscape, as well as field trials directed at specific genera.

Current Duties and activities

Currently I have a 70% extension and 30% teaching position. Fall semester 2007 I taught HS 011, Plant Identification for the Agricultural Institute. I will continue to teach this course every fall, at least in the near future.

My primary focus is landscape extension. I will be assisting the industry, county extension agents, community and county leaders and colleagues.

I also will conduct research primarily in soil and water use issues.

Selected Publications

  • Fair, B.A. 2005 Growth Response and Adaptability of Acer rubrum and Acer xfreemanii Cultivars to Soil Compaction. PhD Dissertation, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Fair, B.A. 1994. Effectiveness of Community Forestry Grants in Pennsylvania.  M.F.R. Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  • Still, D., B. A. Fair and H. Gerhold.  1996.  Community Forestry Grants in Pennsylvania: How effective are they.  J. of Forestry.  January Vol. 94 (1):  26-30.
  • Fair, B.A.  1998.  To Prune or Not to Prune…  The Ohio Woodland Journal Vol. 5 (4): 6-9.
  • H. So, C. Shin, H. Kim, J. Yoo, H.Choi, M. Hur, B. Fair, E. Kong, and Y. Hyun, et al. 2002.  Ten Million trees: Making a Livable City.

Publications

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Education

PhD, Landscape Horticulture, The Ohio State University (2005)
MFR (Masters of Forest Resources), Urban Forestry, The Pennsylvania State University, (1994)
BS, Forest Science, The Pennsylvania State University, (1980)