Horticultural Physiology

Grad students win awards at SNA Research Conference

The 61st Annual Southern Nursery Association Research Conference was held in Athens, GA on August 30 and 31. The highlight of the first day was the annual student competition, with separate competitions for BS, MS, and PhD students. The Horticultural Physiology Lab was well represented in the competition, with David…
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Lab members win Alex Laurie Award for best applied floriculture paper

Rhuanito Ferrarezi, a former post-doc in the 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 research paper published…
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David Gianino and Shuyang Zhen excel at ASHS meeting

David Gianino and Shuyang Zhen, graduate students in the 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 and second…
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Dr. Yao-Chien ‘Alex’ Chang visits the lab

Dr. Yao-Chien ‘Alex’ Chang from National Taiwan University visited the horticultural physiology lab on Friday, August 12. Dr. Chang is a professor of horticulture and a world-renown orchid physiologist. He attended the ASHS conference in Atlanta and subsequently came to Athens to visit our lab. We showed him our research on LED…
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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 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 LED light. Her work challenges…
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Shuyang Zhen, Michael Martin and Marc van Iersel attend LightSym 2016

The 8th international symposium on lighting (LightSym 2016) was held from may 22-26 in East Lansing, MI. The horticultural physiological lab was well represented at the symposium. Shuyang Zhen presented her work on the importance of far-red light on the efficiency of light use in photosynthesis. Her work has shown…
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