Iowa State undergrads share research nationally

The 34th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research takes place online April 12-14. About 4,000 undergraduate students from across the U.S. present their research at this largest undergraduate research conference in the country. This year includes 60 ISU students representing 29 majors, including two Horticulture undergraduate students.  Laren Bilek works in Dr. Kathleen Delate’s lab…

Department of Horticulture Holiday Office Hours

The Department of Horticulture office will be closed from December 24, 2018 through January 2, 2019.  The Department of Horticulture office hours will be 7:30 am to 4:00 pm from January 2 to January 11, 2019.  Regular office hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm will begin on January 14, 2019.

Robison named CALS Dean

Daniel Robison from West Virginia University has been named the next Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.  He will begin his tenure no later than March 31, 2019.

Horticulture and GRS Student Recognition Banquet

It’s time to register for our annual Horticulture and GRS Student Recognition Banquet.  The banquet will be held Sunday, April 22, at the ISU Alumni Center, Reiman Ballroom South, 420 Beach Avenue.  Punch will be served at 5:30 with dinne to follow at 6 p.m.  The registration deadline is April 6, 2018.  Please register by…

Dr. Haynes receives ASHS Award

Dr. Cindy Haynes is the recipient of the ASHS (American Society for Horticulture Science) Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award.  This award was presented to Dr. Haynes this week at the ASHS Conference in Hawaii.

Mark Rippke joins Department of Horticulture

Mark Rippke joined the Department of Horticulture in August as an Agricultural Specialist working with research in fruit production.  Current projects he is working on include cold hardy grapes, hop production and apple rootstock trials.  Mark graduated from Iowa State University in 2016 with a B.S. in Horticulture, emphasis in fruit and vegetable production, and…

Hort Research Station Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The ISU Research and Demonstration Farms and the Department of Horticulture celebrated the 50th anniversary of the farm on Saturday, September 16 from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.  Events included farm tours, apple demonstrations, kid’s games, and a special program hosted by Horticulture Department Chair Jeff Iles and Iowa Public Radio’s Charity Nebbe.  Approximately 200 attended…

Dr. Kathleen Delate receives Rodale Institute 2017 Organic Pioneer Award

Rodale Institute honored Kathleen Delate at the 7th Annual Organic Pioneer Awards (OPA) dinner.  The OPA recognized a research scientist, farmer, and business that is leading the way to an organic planet.  Recipients included researcher Dr. Kathleen Delate, Iowa State University; organic farmer, Tom Beddard, Lady Moon Farms; and founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard. This…

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