UGA Horticulture Department

Two UGA Students Place in the CAES Undergraduate Research Competition

Kudos to UGA Horticulture  Department students Ruqayah Bhuiyan and Sierra McDonald, andwhom placed 4th and 5th respectively in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Competition! Ruqayah worked with David Berle on the Effects of Biochar on Crop Growth, and Sierra worked with Paul Thomas characterizing the effects of…
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Interesting New Job for UGA Horticulture Graduate

Congratulations are in order for senior UGA Hort Dawg Sierra McDonald who recently was hired by the Giving Tree Wellness Center in Prescott, Arizona. Sierra is embarking on an adventure legally growing medical marijuana at an Arizona state-licensed production facility. We do not teach anything about marijuana production at UGA,…
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Internship Adventures Await Two Hort Majors!

Internship Adventures Ahead! UGA Hort majors Maya Baumeister and Sarah Houstma recently were accepted into two very cool internship programs. Maya will be learning public garden management at the Cheyenne Botanic Garden in Wyoming! Sarah will be working at The Polly Hill Arboretum, a Martha’s Vineyard horticultural and botanical landmark!…
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Viticulture Internship for Grant Laird!

Harvesting Grapes in California! UGA Hort Major Grant Laird just recently was awarded the Jimmy Mancbach Memorial Scholarship as an intern at Au Bon Climat Winery/Vineyard in Santa Barbara, California! Grant will be learning about viticulture and enology, and have an incredible experience harvesting grapes in the fall in sunny…
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Alumi Kyle Cheeseborough At Bellfontaine!

 Hort Alumni Kyle Cheeseborough has been busy since graduation!  From his travels in Sibera collecting plants professionally, to his moving to St. Louis, to his working at the Missouri Botanical Garden Conservatory, Kyle has been busy! His current position as Horticultural Supervisor at the Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum, a huge…
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Shuyang Zhen places 2nd in college graduate student competition

Shuyang Zhen, a PhD candidate in Marc van Iersel’s Horticultural Physiology lab, represented the department in the PhD part of the annual college graduate student competition. The Broadus Browne competition is held in honor of the former Director of the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station. Participants in the competition are judged based on a paper and…
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