Horticultural Physiology

Lab publishes paper on new ‘smart’ LED light control approach

LED lights are quickly gaining popularity in greenhouses. LED lights have many advantages over more traditional HPS lights, including energy efficiency and the availability of lights with various spectra. One important property of LEDs lights that the horticulture industry has not yet taken advantage of is that the light output…
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Collaborative research with PhytoSynthetix highlighted by the Georgia Centers of Innovation

The horticultural physiology lab has collaborated with Phytosynthetix, an Athens, GA-based lighting company, for several years. Part of our joint work was supported by the Georgia Centers of Innovations. They just posted a blog about our joint work on LED lighting. You can read about it here: http://www.georgia.org/2016/12/07/phytosynthetix-takes-guess-work-greenhouse/
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David Gianino to receive his MS degree

David Gianino is set to receive his MS degree from the department of Horticulture at  University of Georgia. He has successfully completed and defended his thesis titled ‘ENDOREDUPLICATION AND ITS EFFECT ON FRUIT SIZE IN TOMATO AS AFFECTED BY DROUGHT STRESS ‘ David was co-advised by Drs. Anish Malladi and Marc van…
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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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