Horticultural Physiology

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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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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