Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hort Student's Interesting Project


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The goal of this project was to capture an ecological survey of pollinators and other insects that are present in an experimental plot. The plot, a graduate student's research project, was testing two specific treatments of companion plantings, one consisting of annual plants and the other were perennial plants, during spring and summer vegetable crop production. Collection times were early bloom (April 17th -May 15th), mid bloom (May 20th - June 16th) and late bloom (June 20th - July 14th). Following mounting and identification, pollinators were mounted in a wooden display box to be used as a reference for future research, education, and extension purposes.
- Jacob Purcell 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Fall 2017 Photo Contest Is Now Open


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The Fall 2017 Horticulture Photo Contest is now open! 

You can submit your photo until Tuesday, November 21. 
 There are two categories, you can submit one photo to each category and four ways to win: Overall Winner, Horticulture Relevance, Exceptional Service, and People's Choice. Please do not submit photos from the internet.

REMEMBER: The caption you submit with your photo will be EXACTLY what will be displayed in the HFSB Atrium.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

W.A.C.O. (The Work and College Opportunities Project)



W.A.C.O.
(The Work and College Opportunities Project)


The program is collaboration between the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University, DARS-DBS Transition Program, and the Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living. Participants in the program gain development and instruction in professionalism, self-determination, and teamwork as well as development of vocational skills, career exploration, and independent living skills. This is the first year that the program has collaborated with the Department of Horticultural Sciences. Andrew King, Corey Wahl, and Gerald Burgner have been working with the students teaching basic horticultural principles and skills.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summer Internship Blogs

Some of our students are staying busy this summer with internships! Today, we are featuring Audrey Kroeger. Go to this website to check out Audrey's internship blog:
We will be posting more internship blogs throughout the summer, so check back to see more awesome students!



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CEMAP Trial Bed Build



 Two of our students, Evan Baker and Sydnee Coates, worked very hard last semester designing and building raised beds to accommodate the Texas CEMAP Program. 





They also created a website to document the entire project. Check it out to learn more!