UGA Horticulture Department

Athens Farmers Market Assists Student Research Efforts on Local Vegetable Production

Do you ever shop at the Athens Farmers Market? If so, you may have been recently approached by TC Jayalath, a current Horticulture Graduate student, and asked to participate in a consumer survey about locally-grown, organic lettuce. More than 125 shoppers shared information about their buying habits, taste preferences and…
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Recent alumna, Hannah Bundy to join NC Extension Service

Congratulations to Hannah Bundy a recent graduate (2015’) of the Horticulture Dept. and Certificate Program in Organic Agriculture who has accepted a position with the NC Cooperative Extension Service. She will be joining the Rutherford County Extension Service as their Horticulture Extension Agent and is looking forward to working with…
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UGA to Host Inaugural ‘Academy of Crop Production’

The Academy of Crop Production is a Southern-centric four-day (family-friendly) conference dedicated to sharing information on ADVANCED ornamental crop production and business management techniques for ornamental producers. Hosted by the University of Georgia and the Georgia Green Industry Association, at the beautiful Hotel Indigo. This is not a trade show,…
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Kacey Jones To Join van der Knaap Laboratory Staff

Hort Department Alumna Kacey Jones was recently hired as a greenhouse/field assistant in the van der Knaap laboratory. Kacey’s responsibilities are to maintain the greenhouse and field programs on tomato and pepper fruit quality. Kacey has been working at an organic vegetable production facility, Professor Esther van der Knaap recent…
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UGA Horticulture Majors Awarded Scholarships

Two Horticulture Department students have recently received several significant scholarships.  Sarah Houtsma, Sophomore, has received the 2016 Garden Club of Long Beach Island Scholarship for Horticulture and Mary Lewis, Senior, has received the 2016 Perennial Plant Association Scholarship, and the 2016 Joseph P. Shinoda Scholarship for Floriculture! All of these…
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Hort Major Scores Magnolia Gardens as Internship Destination!

Congratulations are in order for Miss Landon Barker, UGA Horticulture Major and President elect of Tau Chapter Pi Alpha Xi, whom has been accepted into the summer internship program at the Magnolia Gardens just outside Charleston, South Carolina! If you have not ever visited this historic garden, you must! Truly…
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