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On Wednesday, February 27, UGA Students got off to an early start to goin GA Green Industry Association board members at the State Capitol. We beat many legislators to their offices but still had some great visits with some of the folks who matter most. We followed that up with...
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A number of graduate students from the Department of Horticulture presented their research at the annual Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Sciences meeting in Birmingham, AL this past weekend. Mary Lewis was awarded 3rd place in the Norman F. Childers M.S. Graduate Student Paper competition for her presentation entitled...
UGA Horticulture Department
The Southeastern Regional New Grape Grower’s Conference will be held in Athens, GA on December 11, and again in Asheville, NC on December 12. The Southeastern Regional New Grape Grower’s Conference is a collaborative effort between the University of Georgia, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State University. Personnel from those...
UGA Horticulture Department
Congratulations to Dr. John Ruter, our Armitage Endowed Professor and Director of the UGA Trial Gardens.   Dr. John Ruter’s research has been recently featured on the cover of HortScience, a journal of the American Society for Hort Science. The research involves the Formosan Sweetgum, Liquidambar formosana. Dr. Ruter and his...
UGA Horticulture Department
UGA Horticulture student Miss Kimberly Cooper was recently awarded the first Oelschig Family Floriculture Scholarship! The Oelschig family nursery and greenhouses in Savannah were established in 1882, making them the oldest nursery in the Southeast. Our former student, Kurt Oelschig is an Alum with an M.S. in Ag Economics from...
UGA Horticulture Department
We are very happy to announce that our very own Ruqayah Bhuiyan has been chosen to receive the National Proven Winners Grower Excellence Scholarship!!! This $5,000 scholarship is extremely competitive and was established by the Proven Winners Corporation to recognize the very best students in the floriculture industry! Ruqayah is...
UGA Horticulture Department
Congratulations are in order for two UGA students in the Horticulture Department! Miss Mary E. Lewis (M.S. Student) has been awarded a $1500.00 Robert Van Landingham Graduate Scholarship by the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Foundation, and Miss Ruqayah Bhiuyan, a Senior in our department has been awarded a $1500.00 Undergraduate...
UGA Horticulture Department
We would like to welcome Dr. Andre Luiz Biscaia Ribeiro da Silva (adasilva@uga.edu) to our department. He is based in Tifton and will be providing extension and research support to the vegetable industry. He obtained a Bachelor in Agronomy and a Master of Sciences in Agronomy with a major in...
UGA Horticulture Department
Dr. Marc van Iersel, Dooley Professor of Horticulture, was named a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science at the 2018 annual conference in Washington, DC. Election as a Fellow of the society is the highest honor that ASHS can bestow on its members, in recognition of truly outstanding contributions to...
UGA Horticulture Department
Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and workers and volunteers are pruning, watering and collecting data on annuals and perennials at the Trial Gardens at UGA. The garden will host their annual public open house on Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. “It’s a plant party,” says garden manager...