Matthew Chappell Professor; Areas of Interest: Nursery production Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)

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Portrait of Matthew Chappell

Appointment: 85% Extension- 15% Teaching

My program focuses on serving the green industry of Georgia through the development of a statewide Extension program in the area(s) of nursery management and nursery production. I currently serve as the co-chair of the Georgia Green Industry Association Educational Subcommittee and UGA Horticulture Department liaison to the Center for Applied Nursery Research located in Dearing, GA. I am also the instructor for HORT 3630, Nursery Management, which is offered annually in the spring semester.

I conduct independent and collaborative applied research in a wide variety of topics applicable to nursery operations in Georgia. Research topics include (but are not limited to) water quality and use/conservation, production systems, pest/disease/weed control, and business and marketing strategies.

My areas of expertise are nursery production and management, plant breeding/ genetics, plant pathology, entomology, and public gardens management/maintenance.

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Matthew Chappell’s Curriculum Vitae (Updated January 2021)


  • PhD in Horticulture, 2007
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602
    Emphasis: Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Masters in Crop and Soil Environmental Science, 2001
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    Emphasis: Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Bachelors in Horticulture, 1998
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    Emphasis: Nursery Management/ Landscape Contracting