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Two Horticulture Faculty Recognized For Outstanding Teaching Posted Apr 23, 2018 by pathomas

Dr. Paul Thomas and Dr. Tim Smalley were both recently recognized by the University of Georgia with 2018 Outstanding Teaching Faculty Awards at this year’s Faculty Recognition Banquet.  The Horticulture Department was represented with two out of the six in the college awards, including including Dr. Maria Navarro, Dr. Marianne...

Dr. Marc van Iersel’s startup company featured in UGA’s Columns newspaper Posted Mar 8, 2018 by mvanier

Candidus Inc., a company co-founded by Drs. Marc van Iersel and Erico Mattos was featured in UGA’s columns newspaper and on-line. The story discusses the role of UGA’s Innovation Gateway in helping to get Candidus, Inc. off the ground. Innovation Gateway focuses on transferring technologies developed at UGA into the...

Horticulture Graduate Students Receive Research Awards Posted Feb 6, 2018 by pathomas

Congratulations to UGA Hort students Geoffrey Weaver, Connor Ryan and Kaitlin Barrios whom took 3 out of the 5 competition awards during the Bryson James Student Research Competition. Here is the press release from Nursery Management magazine: Atlanta, Ga. – Five students from two universities were presented cash awards totaling $1,800...

Hort Faculty Receive Publication Awards from SR-ASHS Posted Feb 6, 2018 by pathomas

  Congratulations  are in order for eight of our faculty for being awarded a total of five outstanding Extension publication awards they authored and published in 2017.  The recognitions were presented at the Southern Region meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science.  Dr. Tim Coolong, Dr. George Boyhan, Dr....

Van Iersel Awarded the 2018 Porter Henegar Memorial Award by SNA Board Posted Jan 28, 2018 by pathomas

Dr. Marc van Iersel, Professor, University of Georgia, Athens Campus, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Porter Henegar Memorial Award!!! Marc van Iersel was born in the Netherlands and exposed to horticulture at a young age, playing in his grandfather’s flower shop and greenhouses. He studied horticulture in...

Horticulture Department Head Position Announced Posted Jan 22, 2018 by pathomas

Professor and Department Head, Horticulture Position Announced. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences seeks candidates for the position of professor and head of the Department of Horticulture. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be expected to administer and coordinate high-quality teaching, research...

Horticulture Major Ruqayah Bhuiyan Accepts Internship With NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Posted Nov 26, 2017 by pathomas

Ruqayah Bhuiyan, Horticulture major and current Tau Chapter President of PAX, has been accepted into the NASA Internship Program at the Kennedy Space Center!!! This is a very competitive six-month paid internship beginning in January. “The goal of this research is to develop optimized food crop growth systems for future...

Todd Hurt Recieves Honorary American FFA Degree Posted Oct 11, 2017 by Matthew Chappell

Although Todd Hurt is not a member of the Horticulture Department, we consider him an adopted member and are pleased to announce that he was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree. This award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personalcommitment. The National FFA Organization works to enhance the lives of youth through agricultural education.Without the efforts of highly dedicated individuals, thousands of young people would not be able to achieve success that, in...

2017 Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day – Friday, October 6 Posted Sep 16, 2017 by Matthew Chappell

1221 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677 Friday, October 6, 2017 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Registration starts at 8:30am)   Register Here: https://events.attend.com/f/1383781550   Have you ever wondered what is going on at UGA’s Durham Horticulture Farm? The faculty and staff of the Department of Horticulture at The University of...

Marc van Iersel named Dooley Professor Posted Aug 29, 2017 by mvanier

Marc van Iersel has been named the ‘Dooley Professor’ in the Department of Horticulture. The Vincent J. Dooley professorship was established by the UGA athletic foundation in honor of former UGA football coach and athletic director Vince ‘Coach’ Dooley. Coach Dooley is an avid gardener and supporter of the horticulture...