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David Hillock

Education:
MS:   Horticulture/Landscape Maintenance & Nursery Production, Colorado
         State University, Fort Collins, CO '96
BS:    Landscape Horticulture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches,
         TX '92

Extension Activities
100% extension appointment in Consumer Horticulture. David develops educational programming through Oklahoma Botanical Garden & Arboretum (OBGA) and Cooperative Extension Service. He is responsible in maintaining and developing fact sheets, videos, presentations, and workshops for the consumer or home gardener. In addition to assisting with the Oklahoma Gardening program, David is the State Coordinator for the Master Gardener Program and assists the County Extension Educators in developing and maintaining Master Gardener Programs and other educational needs of consumer horticulture. since 2003 David has coordinated and conducted the Nursery/Landscape contest for State FFA Career Development Events held in Stillwater.

RESEARCH, PUBLICATION AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Abstracts:

Zhang, H., M. Fram, K. Gustavson, D. Martin, D. Hillock, and M. Smolen. 2007. Integrating water quality into master gardener training in a nutrient limited watershed. Proc. 2007 USDA-CSREES National Water Conf.

Hillock, D., M. Kirkwood, D. Needham, and B. Sanders. 2000. Children ’s Gardens In Which to Learn and Grow – A Service Learning Project. HortScience 35(3): 461

“Oklahoma Gardening-Extension Horticulture Education Through Television,” with Brenda Simons, HortScience, June 1998.

"Evaluation of four herbaceous perennials under increasing levels of drought stress," with James E.  Klett; HortScience, Vol. 30(4): 798 (315).

"Preemergent weed control in container-grown herbaceous perennials," with James E. Klett;  HortScience, Vol. 30(4): 819 (882).

"Preemergent weed control in container-grown herbaceous perennials," with James E. Klett and David Staats; HortScience, Vol. 29(5): 555 (849).

Awards & Recognition

ASHS Extension Materials Award: Fact Sheet – HLA-6439 Selecting Shrubs for the Landscape. Received with coauthors Kim Rebek and Mike Schnelle. July 24, 2009. 

ASHS Southern Region Extension Communication Award (Blue Ribbon) – for E-972 Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs and Vines in Oklahoma CD. Award received along with Mike Schnelle, Gayle Hiner, Jennifer Adsit, Patricia Gedon, and Katie Reim. February 6, 2006.

Outstanding Professional Staff Award – for dedication and support of students.  Presented by Agricultural Ambassadors, CASNR. April 4, 2003.

Committee Work

  • 2009-2008 Oklahoma Proven Executive Committee/Marketing Coordinator
  • 2009-2005 Consumer Horticulture and Urban Forestry TIP Team – Team Leader
  • 2009-1999 Southern Region Committee – Master Gardener and Home Horticulture
  • 2009-2001 Oklahoma Garden Planning Committee
  • 2009-1997 Horticulture Industries Show Board Member
  • 2009-1997 Oklahoma MG Coordinator Advisory Committee (State Conference Planning Committees)
  • 2009-1997 OBGA Affiliate Garden Planning Committee
  • 2009-1997 OSUBG – Hort. & L.A. Dept. Committee

Conference Presentations

International
Hillock, D. 2007, May 2-5. Dear, the PIGweeds are in the garden again! – A Look at the Amaranthaceae Family, International Master Gardener Conference – Little Rock, AR

National
Hillock, D. 2006, June 9. Xeriscape Landscaping. Southern Region master Gardener Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
Hillock, D. and B. Simons. 1998, July 12-14. Oklahoma Gardening-Extension Horticulture Education Through Television. American Society of Horticultural Sciences – Charlotte, NC
Hillock, D. 1995, July 30-Aug. 2. Evaluation of four herbaceous perennials under increasing levels of drought stress. American Society of Horticultural Sciences – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

State
Hillock, D. 2009, Nov. 18, Oklahoma Proven Plant Selection Program. Oklahoma Recreation and Park Services Conference, Ardmore.

Hillock, D. 2007, Oct. 9, Dear the PIGweeds are in the Garden Again – A Look at the Amaranthaceae Family. Ornamental Plant Materials Conference, Stillwater.

Hillock, D. 2007, Mar. 10. Vegetable Gardening in Oklahoma. Women in Agriculture & Small Business, Stillwater, OK

Hillock, D. 2006, Nov 9. Turf Alternatives in Shady Areas. 61st Annual Oklahoma Turf Conference, OTRF, Stillwater, OK.

Professional Publications:

“Weed Control and Phytotoxicity of Preemergence Herbicides Applied to Container-grown Herbaceous Plants,” David Staats, David Hillock, and James E. Klett.  July HortTechnology.

Fact Sheets/Extension Publications:

  • Hillock, D., K. Rebek, and M. Schnelle . 2008. New fact sheet: HLA-6439 Selecting Shrubs for the Landscape
  • Needham D., Hillock, D. and L. Payne. 2006. F-6438 Terrariums.
  • Hillock, D. and M. Schnelle. 2004. E-927, Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs and Vines in Oklahoma (CD).
  • Kimball, S., D. Hillock, G. A. Doeksen, and F. Rood. 2003. F-1744, Backyard Composting in Oklahoma.
  • Hillock, D., Matthew Kirkwood, Douglas Needham, and Brenda Sanders. 2000. F-6402, Children's Gardens in Which to Learn and Grow: A Guide to Planning, Designing, and Building an Outdoor Garden Classroom.
  • Hillock, D., B. Kahn, and B. Sanders. 1999. F-6032, Vegetable Varieties for the Home Garden in Oklahoma.
  • Hillock, D., B. Sanders, and M. Schnelle. 1999. Tree Planting Guide

Popular Press Publications

Hillock, D. 2007. Shrub Profile: Yew. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. July/August 2007, pg. 49.

Hillock, D. 2007. Shrub Profile: Osmanthus. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. June 2007, pg. 49.

Hillock, D. 2007. Shrub Profile: St. Johnswort. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. April 2007, pg. 49.

Hillock, D. 2007. Shrub Profile: Contorted Filbert. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. March 2007, pg. 49.

Hillock, D. 2006. Regional Reports: Plants I didn’t Think I Could Grow. Fine Gardening, Feb. 2007, No. 113, pg. 74.

Hillock, D. 2006. Shrub Profile: Grow Lo Sumac. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. November/December 2006, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2006. Shrub Profile: Fiveleaf Aralia. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. October 2006, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2006. Shrub Profile: Smokebush! Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. September 2006, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2006. Shrub Profile: Diablo Ninebark. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. July/August 2006, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2006. Shrub Profile: Burning Bush. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. June 2006, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2006. Shrub Profile: Firethorn. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. May 2006, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2006. Shrub Profile: Beautyberry. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. April 2006, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2006. Shrub Profile: Mahonia. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. March 2006, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2006. Shrub Profile: Summersweet. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. February 2006, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2005. Shrub Profile: Crossvine ‘Tangerine Beauty.’ State-by-State Gardening – Oklahoma Gardener. November/December 2005, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2005. Shrub Profile: Crapemyrtle – Pink Velour. State-by-State Gardening – Oklahoma Gardener. October 2005, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2005. Shrub Profile: Chaste Tree. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. September 2005, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2005. Shrub Profile: Japanese Kerria. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. July/August 2005, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2005. Shrub Profile: Japanese Aucuba. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. June 2005, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2005. Shrub Profile: Winter Jasmine. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. May 2005, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2005. Shrub Profile: Oakleaf Hydrangea. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. April 2005, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2005. Shrub Profile: William Penn Barberry. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. March 2005, pg. 4 .

Hillock, D. 2005. Fresh from the Garden – Growing great produce. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. February 2005, pg. 48.

Hillock, D. 2005. Shrub Profile: Fothergilla. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. February 2005, pg. 42.

Hillock, D. 2004. 7 Practices for Summer Lawn Care. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. July/August 2004, pg. 14.

Hillock, D. 2003. Flower Profile: Fan Flower. Oklahoma Gardener, State-by-State Gardening. April 2003, pg. 49.

Hillock, D. 2000. Growing Culinary Herbs in Oklahoma Gardens. Serving Up Oklahoma. Spring/Summer.

Hillock, D. 2000. Today’s Christmas Trees. Serving Up Oklahoma. Winter

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