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ALUM OF THE MONTH: MICHAEL MLADENOFF, SENIOR PRODUCTION MANAGER AT MULHALL’S NURSERY IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA

Michael Mladenoff graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis on Landscape Design in December of 2013.  Michael is from is from Rockford, IL. Michael’s major job responsibilities include performing take-offs/estimates and bids for all new commercial landscape construction. Being the on-site point-of-contact for all new commercial landscape installs. Managing 3-5 crews…


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…