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Mandy Bayer’s work on irrigation and fertilization management of Gardenia published in HortScience

The July issue of HortScience has a paper from former PhD student and current Extension Assistant Professor of Sustainable Landscape Horticulture at UMass. The paper describes some of Mandy’s PhD work, focused on irrigation and fertilization management of Gardenia jasminoides. The full text is posted at: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/50/7/994.full.pdf. Here is the abstract:…
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Marc van Iersel attends water conference in Grand Rapids

Marc van Iersel attended the annual meeting of the NC-1186 group. This group of faculty and students focuses on ‘WATER MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY FOR ORNAMENTAL CROP PRODUCTION AND HEALTH’. Following one day of group discussion of the latest research and outreach on this topic, the group organized a grower meeting titled…
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Shuyang Zhen and Marc van Iersel attend Cultivate ’15

Following the joint meeting of AERGC and NCERA-101, Shuyang Zhen and Marc van Iersel also attended Cultivate ’15, the largest horticultural trade show in North America. In addition to a very large tradeshow, Cultivate ’15 also had education sessions. Marc van Iersel contributed to the educational sessions in a joint…
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Marc van Iersel attends meeting in Iran

Marc van Iersel traveled to Kermanshah, Iran, to attend the 3rf international symposium on quality management in the supply chain of ornamental plants (www.qmsco2015.com). He gave a keynote address about the importance of precision irrigation on the production of ornamntal plants. The meeting was convened by Dr. Mahdi Jowkar, who…
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Alem Peter’s research featured on cover of HortScience

Former graduate student Alem Peter’s research on the interactive effects of substrate water content and fertilization made the cover of HortScience! Here is the abstract: Rising concerns over environmental impacts of excessive water and fertilizer use in the horticultural industry necessitate more efficient use of water and nutrients. Both substrate…
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