Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hawk's Shadow Winery to speak at HORT Club meeting

Hawk's Shadow Winery will be presenting at the HORT Club meeting on December 2nd. Join them to hear the owner, Chip Concklin, speak about the winery, vineyard, event activities, and possible internship opportunities available.

HORT Club Meeting
Wednesday, December 2nd
HFSB 104 @ 7PM

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Q-Drop Deadline: Friday Nov. 20

The last day to submit a Q-drop request is Friday, November 20th by 5 pm. 

Visit with your academic advisor to process a Q-drop prior to the deadline. 


Undergraduate students will normally be permitted four Q-drops during their undergraduate studies; however: State law prohibits students from having more than six dropped courses from all state institutions attended during their undergraduate career if they entered higher education as a first-time enrolled freshman beginning the 2007 fall semester or after. Q-drops in one-hour courses will not count in the Texas A&M limit of four but will be included in the State-mandated limit of six dropped courses. If a lecture and companion lab are dropped at the same time, this will count as one Q-drop rather than two.

HORT Seminar with Dr. Janet Braam Thurs. 11/19 @ 4PM

The Department of Horticultural Sciences presents a seminar with Dr. Janet Braam on Thursday, November 19th at 4:00p.m. in HFSB 102: 

                Plant Defense: Roles for Touch and Time

                      (Refreshments will be available in the Atrium following the seminar)
Dr. Janet Braam is a Wiess Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Department Chair of BioSciences at Rice University in Houston, TX. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Aggies Lead By Example

Have you seen the Aggies Lead by Example video? See if you can spot Howdy Farm representatives and any other nods to horticulture.

Texas A&M University announced the launch of a $4 billion comprehensive campaign to address major societal challenges facing the state, nation and world. It is the largest fund-raising endeavor ever undertaken in Texas, and only one other public university in the nation has ever announced a higher goal.  http://leadbyexample.tamu.edu/

Friday, November 6, 2015

Plant Sciences Poster Symposium

Register today for the Plant Sciences Poster Symposium! Open to graduate students from all College of Agriculture and Life Sciences departments.


A prize will be awarded to the first place winner!
Registration closes at midnight, Thursday, November 26th, 2015. 
Space is limited so register early!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Belsterling Members visit TAMU Horticulture

THANK YOU members of the Belsterling Foundation of the Dallas Garden Club for visiting the Texas A&M Department of Horticultural Sciences! Our faculty and staff enjoyed sharing their knowledge with you and showing you around the facilities. We were especially excited to introduce you to the 2015-2016 Belsterling Scholars, Nolan Bentley and Ellen Roundey. We truly enjoyed having you and had a wonderful time showcasing our efforts in horticulture.

Thank you for visiting! 


Touring the Howdy! Farm

Meeting the 2015-2016 Belsterling Scholars


HORT Seminar with Dr. Thomas Bjorkman Thurs. 11/5 @ 4PM

The Department of Horticultural Sciences presents a seminar with Dr. Thomas Bjorkman on Thursday, November 5th at 4:00p.m. in HFSB 102: 

Maintaining Soil Health in Organic Vegetable Production with Cover Crops

 (Refreshments will be available in the Atrium following the seminar)
Dr. Thomas Bjorkman is an Associate Professor at the School of Integrative Plant Science for the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University in Geneva, NY.