Today, UConn is one of 106 land grant colleges and universities that produce outstanding agriculture scientists and teachers; that lead in the study of biotechnology; and that have made countless advancements in scientific research in animal sciences, horticulture, nutrition, agricultural economics, environmental sustainability, and more. Here is our winning team below at the reception. The UConn Turf and Landscape IPM Program supports turfgrass and landscape professionals in Connecticut with educational programming and recommendations to manage turf and landscape pests that may reduce the quality of commercial and residential landscape properties. A hemp plant in a growing tent. The Co-Generation Plant, which houses the cogeneration technology, is located centrally on the UConn Storrs campus. To read about her past experiences working with children and visiting Hawaii and to learn about her plans for the future, click here. Directions: The farm is located at 104 Spring Manor Road, Mansfield, CT, 06268 just off Route 32 north of the Route 44 intersection. Vegetable Seedling and Transplant Production in Greenhouses Webinar Series for Greenhouse Growers. At the core of this site are plant information pages that contain text and photographs describing the important characteristics of each species. Through the years, graduates have gone into business for themselves, or worked in floricultural or nursery production, sales, landscaping, groundskeeping, retail garden centers, florist shops. To read more about Brand's new patented cultivars, click here. They look exotic and expensive. This vine named after it's fast growth, mile-a-minute, can grow up to six inches a day and quickly covers all other vegetation in it's path. The New England Native Plants Initiatives site directs people to organizations and businesses related to native plants in our region with the goal of increasing use of the plants. provide fundamental new knowledge, which may have dramatic implications for applied biotechnology in the future.". Bryan A. Connolly Insects buzzing over millions of yellow camelina flowers at the UConn Plant Science Farm create a bucolic scene. Peter Apicella is a student with a lot on his plate. Employment opportunities include working on small- and large-scale farms, greenhouse and hydroponic/aquaponic operations, retail and wholesale food outlets, co-ops, and associated businesses and industries that support food crop and livestock production; owning and managing a farm, greenhouse, or hydroponic/aquaponics operation. The Office of Public Engagement has selected our Integrated Pest Management team as the recipient of the 2017 Provost's Award for Excellence in Public Engagement in the Team Category. Massachusetts. UConn’s state-of-the-art Co-Generation Facility opened in February 2006, replacing several oil-fired utility boilers and enabling the University to meet its own energy needs at the main campus. Internships with commercial and private farming operations, as well as at the UConn Spring Valley Student Farm, provide experiential and service learning opportunities. The goal of the Sustainable Crop Production concentration is to prepare students for employment, management, or entrepreneurial positions at any point along the food chain – from field to fork. ___________________________________________________________________________________, Plant science + animal science = a nutritional yogurt, Landscape alumni put their interests to work, The UConn Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve John Inguagiato for the indicated tenure/promotion category, Proven Winners selected a plant developed by Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Professor Mark Brand as its 2019 Landscape Shrub of the Year. Our IPM team has won one of the 12th annual Provost Awards for Exellence in Public Engagement. Toggle navigation. Join us for the seminar on Tuesday, August 15th in W.B. The goal of the Ornamental Horticulture concentration is to prepare students for employment, management, or entrepreneurial positions in florist, garden center, landscaping, greenhouse and nursery operations or related businesses. Click here to read the article. Click here to read the article in full. The dwarf shrub, Low Scape Mound Aronia, is a native plant and is ideal for low-maintenance and mass planting. To participate in the NE-FFW, there are several steps interested people need to take: a. Plant Science Plant Science majors in the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Qualifying graduates can continue their education and transfer credits to baccalaureate programs. One cultivar is shorter, denser, and more adaptable to its environment and the second is a taller variety to create shrub borders. ABOUT PARK(ing) DAY  Dawn Pettinelli's Article is Featured on The plants contained in this resource are those that will grow in USDA hardiness zone 6 or colder. Extension UConn CAHNR Extension has more than 100 years' experience strengthening communities in Connecticut and beyond. Our main focus is raising breeder and egg laying poultry stocks. UConn is partnering with Prides Corner Farms out of Lebanon, CT to make the plant available nationwide. UConn's beloved "swing tree" near Mirror Lake, now reaching the twilight of its natural life, will live on through dozens of healthy seedlings that are being nurtured at the Floriculture Greenhouse by Horticulture Professor Mark Brand. Today, the current Research Farm Manager continues to take daily weather observations. Our websites may use cookies to personalize and enhance your experience. Ana Legrand, an entomology extension professor here at UConn, helps explain the problem with the growing gypsy moth population and why it poses a threat to our campus. Read more about her life, her field of research, her accomplishments, and her aspirations in the article featuring her at Naturally@UConn. Mums will be selling for $6 for one or $15 for three. SPSS 3245: Plant Breeding and Biotechnology. UCONN UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT. Gerry Berkowitz, a professor in the department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture here at UConn, has turned his attention over to the cultivation of hemp. May 4: The UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab will resume accepting physical plant and insect samples from mail submissions.Drop-off samples will continue to be suspended at this time, and the lab remains closed to the public for visits. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), established in 1875, is the first agricultural experiment station in the United States. The 2017 Excellence in Public Engagement Reception was held on November 14 at the UConn Alumni Center. ... Plant Science Graduate Student Admission. Await notification of acceptance on May 16, 2018, 3. University of Connecticut representing at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA this past week for the 2017 ASLA annual meeting and expo. Blake is currently a sophomore majoring in horticulture and is very passionate about sustainable landscape and ecologically friendly plant culture. The UConn Research Farm is located on Route 195, approximately two miles south of UConn ' s campus in Storrs, Connecticut. PSLA's Mariana B. Alfonso Fragomeni recently won “Best Oral Presentation Award from the International Conference on Urban Climate” for her presentation entitled "Integrating Planning and Climate: A Collaborative Framework to Address Heat Vulnerability." We thank them for their wonderful work and their contributions to the University. Here at UCONN, Dr. Mark Brand has been hard at work breeding a sterile variety of Japanese Barberry. Below is a photo of some of his work. Click here to view their tick fact sheet. That left turf managers without some of their usual methods for protecting turf from invasive weeds, diseases and insects.