Horticultural Physiology

Marc van Iersel visits Pioneer and Iowa State

Marc van Iersel traveled to Iowa to visit Pioneer in Des Moines and Iowa State in Ames, IA. While at Pioneer, he was hosted by Jonathan Frantz and Brian Krug. He gave two seminars, discussing the importance of proper methodology to induce drought stress resposnes in plants and the use…
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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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Mandy Bayer’s work on irrigation and fertilization management of Gardenia published in HortScience

The July issue of HortScience has a paper from former PhD student and current Extension Assistant Professor of Sustainable Landscape Horticulture at UMass. The paper describes some of Mandy’s PhD work, focused on irrigation and fertilization management of Gardenia jasminoides. The full text is posted at: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/50/7/994.full.pdf. Here is the abstract:…
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Marc van Iersel attends water conference in Grand Rapids

Marc van Iersel attended the annual meeting of the NC-1186 group. This group of faculty and students focuses on ‘WATER MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY FOR ORNAMENTAL CROP PRODUCTION AND HEALTH’. Following one day of group discussion of the latest research and outreach on this topic, the group organized a grower meeting titled…
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