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Alum of the Month: Amanda Groleau, Assistant Manager and Landscape Designer, Earl May

Amanda Groleau graduated in Horticulture:  Fruit and Vegetable Production and Management in May 2016.  Amanda is from Westgate, Iowa. Amanda’s major job responsibilities are when the manager is off she runs the store in his absence, and that includes opening and closing the store.  With the landscape part of the job she designs landscapes, and…

ISU Horticulture Club’s Annual Rose Sale

The ISU Horticulture Club is selling single-stem and bouquets of roses Monday, February 12 through Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Roses may either be preordered by submitting a preorder form (see below) by Wednesday, January 31, 2018 or purchased at our sale location in Carver Hall. The dates and times of the sale are as follows:…

Please hold the date….

The Department of Horticulture and Global Resource Systems student  banquet will be held Sunday evening, April 22.  Please mark your calendar.  Details to follow.

Shade Tree Short Course – Register Today!

The 2018 Iowa State University Shade Tree Short Course is now open for registration!  The short course will again take place at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa, February 20-22, 2018. Click here to register.

Alum of the Month: Anna Underhill, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota

Anna Underhill graduated in Horticulture and Agronomy in May 2016.  Anna is from Eagan, Minnesota. Anna’s major job responsibilities involves collecting and analyzing data relating to cold-hardy wine grape breeding efforts; specifically, working on high-throughput phenotyping methods for cluster compactness and the genetic basis of phenology in our populations.  During planting in the spring, pollination…

Congratulations To Dr. Cindy Haynes

Congratulations to Dr. Cindy Haynes, recipient of the “2018 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences “Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award“.

Master Gardeners Work to Decrease Food Insecurity

Master Gardener volunteers donated produce grown in 15 counties as well as demonstration gardens from six Iowa State research farms as part of the Growing Together initiative.  The total donation came to 74,841 pounds of fruits and vegetables that went to more than 75 locations across the state.


On November 3rd, 120 greenhouse growers came from across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, and Illinois for the 4th Annual Iowa State University Greenhouse Short Course.  This year’s guest speakers were Erik Runkle (Michigan State University), Rosa Raudales (University of Connecticut), and Suzanne Wainwright-Evans (Buglady Consulting).  They joined Iowa State’s Chris Currey and Mark…

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