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Lab members win Alex Laurie Award for best applied floriculture paper

Rhuanito Ferrarezi, a former post-doc in the lab, Sue Dove, and Marc van Iersel recently received the Alex Laurie award from AmericanHort. AmericanHort is a national trade organization representing the ornamental horticulture industry. The Alex Laurie Award is presented to the author(s) of the most significant applied floriculture research paper published…
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David Gianino and Shuyang Zhen excel at ASHS meeting

David Gianino and Shuyang Zhen, graduate students in the horticultural physiology lab, participated in the student competition organized by the Controlled Environment working group. The competition was held as part of the 2016 Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science in Atlanta, GA. David and Shuyang placed first and second…
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Dr. Yao-Chien ‘Alex’ Chang visits the lab

Dr. Yao-Chien ‘Alex’ Chang from National Taiwan University visited the horticultural physiology lab on Friday, August 12. Dr. Chang is a professor of horticulture and a world-renown orchid physiologist. He attended the ASHS conference in Atlanta and subsequently came to Athens to visit our lab. We showed him our research on LED…
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Marc van Iersel named ASHS graduate educator of the year

The American Society for Horticultural Science announced that Dr. Marc van Iersel was named the 2016 graduate educator of the year. He will receive the award at the 2016 ASHS conference in Atlanta. Here is the ASHS announcement: Dr. Marc van Iersel started as an assistant professor at Griffin Campus…
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Shuyang Zhen wins graduate student competition at LightSym 2016

Shuyang Zhen, PhD student in the horticultural physiology lab, won the graduate student competition at the 8th International Symposium on Light in Horticulture. Shuyang presented her research showing that far-red light can play an important role in optimizing light use efficiency of plants grown under LED light. Her work challenges…
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ASHS highlights labs LED research in press release

The American Society for Horticulture Science highlighted the lab’s research in a press release: ASHS Press release on biofeedback system. The press release discusses the lab’s research on the development of a biofeedback system that can control how plant use light. The system uses chlorophyll fluorescence measurements to determine how…
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Shuyang Zhen places 2nd in college graduate student competition

  Shuyang Zhen, a PhD candidate in the Horticultural Physiology lab, represented the department of horticulture in the PhD part of the annual college graduate student competition. The Broadus Browne competition is held in honor of the former Director of the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station.   Participants in the competition are judged based on a paper…
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