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DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE FACULTY RECEIVE AWARDS

Dr. Kathleen Delate has been named 2015 recipient of the ISU Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice.               Dr. Ajay Nair has been named the 2015 recipient of the ISU Award for Early Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice.

Iowa State University Turf Club Places at National STMA Competition

Iowa State University Turfgrass Management students joined industry leaders at the 26th Annual STMA Conference & Exhibition in Denver, CO from January 13-16, 2015.  Students were able to attend educational sessions, network with industry leaders, secure summer internship opportunities, and compete at the national level to put their turfgrass and sports turf knowledge to the… Read More

Dr. Ajay Nair presents transplant workshop for vegetable producers

Dr. Ajay Nair will speak at a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Tuesday February 17 at Valders Hall 379 on the Luther College campus in Decorah, Iowa.  Dr. Nair will speak on the use of transplant growing mediums and the importance of artificial light in vegetable transplant production. Other ISU Extension and… Read More

Collaboration Continues in St. John

On Saturday, January 24, 2015 a contingent of educators and administrators from Iowa State University (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) traveled down to St. John (U.S. Virgin Islands) to meet with colleagues and partners from Gifft Hill School and with loyal ISU supporters, Martha and Dana Robes. Led by Mark Settle, this group laid… Read More

Graduate Student Alejandra Feliciano Awarded Prize in the Agricultural Business Plan Competition

Alejandra Feliciano, a graduate student in Horticulture was awarded $5,000 in the Agricultural Business Plan Competition developed by ISU’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship initiative sponsored by Stine Seed Company and Summit Group.  Undergraduate and graduates students from 15 land-grant universities competed.  Alejandra was one of 3 national winners for the event.

Department of Horticulture Faculty Receive Awards

Dr. Ajay Nair has been named recipient of the 2015 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Early Achievement in Extension and Outreach Award.         Ms. Lisa Orgler has been named recipient of the 2015 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Excellence in Teaching by Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty Award.

Growing hops at ISU’s Horticulture Research Farm

A one-acre hop project is underway at the Horticulture Research Farm. The project is led by Dr. Diana Cochran (Assistant Professor and Fruit Extension Specialist) and will undergo several phases before hop plants are ready to go into the ground. The initial step, recently completed, involved setting 100 black locust poles in the ground. The… Read More

New Master Gardener Program Assistant Hired

Susan DeBlieck has joined the Horticulture Department’s staff working with the Extension Master Gardener team as the Master Gardener Program Assistant. Originally from the Twin Cities, Susan earned an undergraduate degree in community and regional planning (CRP) from ISU in 2007. DeBlieck earned a Master of Science in Sustainable Agriculture at ISU in 2009. As… Read More

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