UGA Horticulture Department


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Professor of Floriculture, Extension Specialist, Chapter Advisor to MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences), and to Tau Chapter of PAX (Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society).

Gray Simpson Named Horticulture Department Outstanding Senior

Gray Simpson has been chosen by the faculty to be the departmental Outstanding Senior. Gray has distinguished himself by receiving several noteworthy awards: Greenhouse Product News Intern of the Year,  American Floral Endowment Vic and Margaret Ball Internship at Metrolina Greenhouses, Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship, and the most prestigious scholarship…
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Hort Faculty Recognized For Teaching Efforts

    Several Horticulture Department faculty were recently recognized for their teaching efforts at the 2016 Celebration of Teaching sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences here at UGA.  Dr. Doug Bailey, our Department Head, along with Dr. Marc van Iersel, were recognized by students and received the CTL…
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UGA Hort Alum Accepts Position at Purdue University

  Congratulations to UGA Hort Ph.D Alum Krishna Nemali who has accepted a faculty position at Purdue University as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Nemali, who studied under Dr. Marc van Iersel, has responsibility for extension and research activities related to controlled environment agriculture which includes ornamentals and vegetables grown under…
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13 Horticulture Students Receive CAES Scholarships!

More Good News!   Every year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences awards our outstanding students with a number of undergraduate student scholarship awards.  The 2016 cycle was a banner year for the Horticulture Department.  13 of our students received these scholarships this month!  Jana Hamilton received the Harold and…
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16 New Postions Paying $40,000.00+ Opening Up!

UGA Horticulture Alumni and Current Students!  We currently have eleven positions posted across the state with at least five more opening up very soon.  Any interested alumni and student who are graduating Summer or Fall should apply now.  Starting salary with MS degree is $40,400 with a UGA benefit package. I encourage…
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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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