John F Vanderploeg
John F Vanderploeg

Professor of Biology
Ornamental Horticulture Program Coordinator
Office: ASC 2119
Phone: (231) 591-2547
E-mail Address: vanderpj@ferris.edu

Profile:
John Vanderploeg holds a M.S. in Ornamental Horticulture with a specialization in Botanical Garden Administration from the University of Delaware. He teaches courses in plant identification, plant pathology, landscape design, landscape plant management, turfgrass management and field botany. His specific area of interest is in woody plant taxonomy.

Education:
M.S.  in Ornamental Horticulture, University of Delaware
B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture,  University of Wisconsin

Courses Taught at Ferris State University:
BIOL 114: Biology and Turfgrass Maintenance
BIOL 351: Field Botany
HORT 111: Landscape Plant Identification 1
HORT 112: Landscape Plant Identification 2
HORT 136: Plant Pathology
HORT 150: Landscape Design
HORT 151: Landscape Plant Management
HORT 201: Horticulture Pest Field Study
HORT 225: Turfgrass Management
HORT 291: Ornamental Horticulture Internship

Selected Publications:
1) J.F. Vanderploeg, R.W. Lighty, and M. Sasser, "Mycorrhizal Association Between Lilium and Endogone," 1974.

2) J.F. Vanderploeg, Horticulture Student Written Test. Student Occupational Competency Achievement Testing.

Employed at Ferris since 1974