Advance horticultural science through basic and applied research. By combining basic and applied research, we strive to understand both how and why plants respond in certain ways.
Support the horticulture industry by developing new sustainable and economical production practices.
Train the next generation of horticultural scientists. Graduate education is a critical part of what we do. A steady stream of new scientists is needed to keep horticultural science vibrant. Our former lab members now work in academia (Pai Chai University, Purdue University, University of Florida, University of Maine, University of Massachusetts, University of New Hampshire) and in industry (Allegheny Mountain Institute, Augusta National Golf Course, Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions, Quality Analytical Laboratories).
Horticultural Physiology Lab receives grant from Georgia Research Alliance