Horticultural Physiology

Shuyang Zhen and Marc van Iersel attend Cultivate ’15

Following the joint meeting of AERGC and NCERA-101, Shuyang Zhen and Marc van Iersel also attended Cultivate ’15, the largest horticultural trade show in North America. In addition to a very large tradeshow, Cultivate ’15 also had education sessions. Marc van Iersel contributed to the educational sessions in a joint…
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Marc van Iersel attends meeting in Iran

Marc van Iersel traveled to Kermanshah, Iran, to attend the 3rf international symposium on quality management in the supply chain of ornamental plants (www.qmsco2015.com). He gave a keynote address about the importance of precision irrigation on the production of ornamntal plants. The meeting was convened by Dr. Mahdi Jowkar, who…
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Alem Peter’s research featured on cover of HortScience

Former graduate student Alem Peter’s research on the interactive effects of substrate water content and fertilization made the cover of HortScience! Here is the abstract: Rising concerns over environmental impacts of excessive water and fertilizer use in the horticultural industry necessitate more efficient use of water and nutrients. Both substrate…
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Alem Peter’s work on growth regulation using controlled drought stres published in HortScience

Former PhD student Alem peter’s work on using a mild drought stress to control the height of poinsettias was published in the latest issue of HortScience: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/50/4/565.full. Here’s the abstract: Production of poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) often involves intensive use of plant growth retardants (PGRs) to regulate height. Height control is necessary…
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Alex Litvin’s seminar online:

“Interaction of drought stress and GA metabolism on stem elongation in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)” can be seen Here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bzyx8d2vvcpo3fo/2015-04-08 Horticulture Seminar_Alex Litvin.wmv?dl=0
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