Carol D. Robacker Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Ornamental breeding Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Contact Information croback@uga.edu 770-412-4763
Mailing Address Griffin, CAES Campus 1109 Experiment Street, Griffin, GA 30223-1797
Portrait of Carol D. Robacker

Research Interests:

Dr. Robacker's research area is breeding and genetics of landscape plants.  Her research project has two primary goals: (1) breed landscape plants that are adapted to the heat and drought stress of urban conditions for improved horticultural traits and sterility, and (2) develop cultivars of native plants. Her projects include breeding for azalea lace bug resistance in native azalea species, developing improved cultivars of chastetree (vitex spp.)  and pearlbush (exochorda spp.) with reduced fertility, and improving the horticultural qualities and adaptability of abelia and little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium).

Degrees

Degree

Field

Institution

Date Obtained

B.S.  

Horticulture Science  

Pennsylvania State University  

1975  

M.S.  

Horticulture Science  

University of Minnesota  

1977  

Ph.D.  

 

University of Minnesota  

1981

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