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Dr. Suzanne Stone Appointed Director of R&D, Production at Urban Seeds, Inc. Posted May 26, 2017 by pathomas

More excellent employment news: Congratulations to UGA Horticulture PhD graduate student Suzanne Stone, whom graduated this May and has accepted a great position with Urban Seeds, Inc., as Director of R&D and Production. Urban Seeds is an Aeroponic greenhouse based growing operation located in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to Suzanne...

Jesse Lafian receives scholarship from the landscape Architecture Foundation Posted Apr 28, 2017 by mvanier

Jesse Lafian received the ‘2017 Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Scholarship’ from the  Landscape Architecture Foundation. Jesse Lafian is a senior Horticulture student at the University of Georgia (UGA) and the founder of Reservoir, a startup company that is developing a patent-pending tensiometer that can measure how much water in...

van Iersel Horticultural Physiology Lab Receives GRA Grant Posted Apr 19, 2017 by mvanier

Dr. Marc van Iersel’s Horticultural Physiology Lab has received a $60,000 grant from the Georgia Research Alliance to continue their collaboration with Dr. Mark Haidekker’s photonics lab in UGA’s College of Engineering, and PhytoSynthetix. This long-standing collaboration is focused on the development of energy-efficient, cost-effective methods for supplemental lighting in controlled environment...

David Berle named Outstanding Practitioner of the Year by Gulf-South Summit Posted Apr 9, 2017 by pathomas

Our own industrious colleague, David Berle, associate professor of horticulture and director of the UGArden, has been named the 2017 Service-Learning Practitioner of the Year by the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education. This award recognizes Berle’s sustained record of engaging students in community-based learning through...

PhD student Shuyang Zhen’s research highlighted on ISHS website Posted Apr 7, 2017 by mvanier

PhD student Shuyang Zhen’s research on the effects of far-red light on photosynthetic efficiency is highlighted on the website of the International Society for Horticultural Science. Shuyang presented some of her research on this topic at the 2016 ISHS lighting symposium in East Lansing, MI, where she won the student competition. Her...

Five Hort/PBGG Graduate Students Awarded at the Southern Region ASHS Meeting Posted Mar 28, 2017 by pathomas

Congratulations are in order for five of our graduates students whom have been recognized for their research at the the 2017 Southern Region meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science. The annual meeting was held in Mobile, Alabama this past February, 2017. Awardees included: Mary Sutton (Outstanding Undergrad paper...

An Overview of Horticulture Undergraduates at UGA: 2000-2016 Posted Mar 20, 2017 by Doug Bailey

One of the most enjoyable tasks I undertake every semester since 2000 is to interview our exiting undergraduate students.  We should all take pride in the quality of our graduates; they are quite impressive. Part of the interview is spent collecting information on our students—where they come from, why they...

Students participate in Georgia Organics Conference Posted Mar 20, 2017 by soco

More than 20 UGA students, including 9 from the Horticulture Dept., attended the 20th annual Georgia Organics Conference held in Atlanta from Feb 17-18th. Undergraduate and graduate students presented research posters, attended educational sessions and participated in talks ranging from ‘Seed Varieties for Organic Growers’, ‘Management of Disease and Pests...

Horticulture senior Jesse Lafian wins CAES entrepreneurship competition Posted Mar 17, 2017 by mvanier

Jesse Lafian, a senior undergraduate in the horticulture department, won the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Fabricate entrepreneurship competition. Jesse has been working a novel type of soil moisture sensor that can help farmers and landscapers track the irrigation needs of their plants. The ultimate goal is to...