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UGA Horticulture Major Michael DelValle Receives the 2017 Hammer Scholarship Posted Jul 26, 2017 by pathomas

Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship is awarded to Michael Del Valle of University of Georgia Dümmen Orange announces inaugural scholarship recipient at Cultivate’17   Columbus, OH, July 25, 2017 – The first-ever recipient of the Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship was announced as Michael Del Valle, Jr., an undergraduate student...

Dr. Paul Thomas – Winner of 2017 Alex Laurie Award for Research and Education Posted Jul 20, 2017 by Matthew Chappell

A renowned researcher, prolific speaker and mentor to college students is the recipient of the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) 2017 Alex Laurie Award. The association will present the honor to Paul A. Thomas, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Georgia’s horticulture department, on Sept. 9 during SAF Palm...

Gray Simpson Named 2017 ASHS Horticulture Scholar Posted Jul 12, 2017 by pathomas

Congratulations are in order for recently graduated Horticulture major Gray Simpson, one of two students selected nationally as a 2017 American Society for Horticultural Science “Scholar.”  The ASHS Scholars Award was established by the ASHS Board of Directors for the purpose of recognizing and supporting scholastic achievement and to encourage...

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...