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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…


2017 Turfgrass Field Day held September 12th

The 2017 Iowa State Turfgrass Field Day in partnership with the Iowa Turfgrass Institute was held on September 12, 2017.  This year’s field day was moved to September to better display the research results from the traditional July date.  Attendance increased greatly with 225 registered attendees, up from around 80 last year.  This year’s event…


Alum of the Month: Jacob Graber, Greenhouse Grower at Green Circle Growers

Jacob Graber graduated in Horticulture with an emphasis in Greenhouse Management and Fruit and Vegetable Production May 2015.  Jacob  grows orchids in a very large greenhouse.  The Orchid Range covers more than 25 acres with four major sections:  Young Plants, Growing, Cooling and Staging.  I manage over the cooling section with the help of an…


2017 ISU Fruit and Vegetable Field Day

The Department of Horticulture in partnership with Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (IFVGA), Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture organized the 2017 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day at the Horticulture Research Station, Ames IA on August 7, 2017.  Drs. Ajay Nair and Diana Cochran in the Department of…


Neely-Kinyon Field Day

Iowa State University Field Day to Highlight Sustainable, Organic Research Practices Aug. 22    


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