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Turf Club Wins Student Challenge

The Iowa State University Turf Club is back-to-back Student Challenge champions at the recently held Sports Turf Managers Association Annual Meeting in Phoenix.  The ISU team made up of Alex Polnow, Thomas Gould, Marcus O’Brien, and Kylah Crooks won the 4-year division for the second straight year by one point.  There were 32 teams total…


Alum of the Month: Bruce Black, Extension Educator, Horticulture University of Illinois Extension

Bruce Black graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in May 2013.  Bruce is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bruce’s primary responsibilities are to provide research-based educational programs about horticulture and agriculture and natural resources to Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside Counties.  Along with the Horticulture Team, they provide educational programs statewide and train the Master…


Congratulations to Susan DeBlieck

Congratulations to Susan Deblieck, Recipient of the “2019 Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award”.  


Alum of the Month: Deb Zelle, Grower, Plantpeddler, Inc.

Deb Zelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in May 2012.  Deb is from Waverly, Iowa. Deb’s job responsibilities are helping with the daily operations.  She helps manage the Biological Control Program, manage Water and Fertility for one of their facilities, and assist with Plant Growth Regulation (PGR), Fungicide, and Pesticide applications. We…


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.


Alum of the Month: Will Ries, Operations Manager, Just Add Water

Will Ries graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with the Landscape Design option in May 2014.  Will is from Greenfield, Iowa. Will’s job responsibilities are running the crew(s) as the lead foreman and designs and sell projects.  He does most of the service and maintenance work and is responsible for training new staff…


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