UGA Horticulture Department

Horticultural Physiology lab members win Alex Laurie Award

“ Rhuanito Ferrarezi, a former post-doc in the Horticultural Physiology Lab, Sue Dove, and Marc van Iersel recently received the Alex Laurie award from AmericanHort. AmericanHort is a national trade organization representing the ornamental horticulture industry. The Alex Laurie Award is presented to the author(s) of the most significant applied floriculture…
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David Gianino and Shuyang Zhen excel in student competition at 2016 ASHS meeting

David Gianino and Shuyang Zhen, graduate students in Dr. Marc van Iersel’s horticultural physiology lab, participated in the student competition organized by the Controlled Environment working group. The competition was held as part of the 2016 Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science in Atlanta, GA. David and Shuyang placed first…
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Marc van Iersel named ASHS graduate educator of the year

The American Society for Horticultural Science announced that Dr. Marc van Iersel was named the 2016 graduate educator of the year. He will receive the award at the 2016 ASHS conference in Atlanta. Here is the ASHS announcement: Dr. Marc van Iersel started as an assistant professor at Griffin Campus…
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Shuyang Zhen wins graduate student competition at LightSym 2016

Shuyang Zhen, PhD student with Dr. Marc van Iersel in the horticultural physiology lab, won the graduate student competition at the 8th International Symposium on Light in Horticulture. Shuyang presented her research showing that far-red light can play an important role in optimizing light use efficiency of plants grown under…
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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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Marc van Iersel gives seminar on LED research at Cornell University

Marc van Iersel visited Cornell University to give a seminar on his work on biofeedback control of photosynthetic lighting. His seminar was well attended and generated much subsequent discussion. Hopefully this visit will result in future collaboration with Cornell’s Controlled Environment Agriculture group, as well as Tessa Pocock at Rensselaer…
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Michael Martin Joins Horticultural Physiology Lab

Dr. Michael Martin, who earned his PhD from our department in 2012 under the guidance of Dr. Matthew Chappell, has joined the Horticultural Physiology Lab. Michael was hired to work on one of the lab’s newer projects: Biofeedback of LED lighting for controlled environment agriculture. His position is funded through…
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