Friday, December 16, 2016
HORT Major and December graduate, Sherrie Yeates made the front cover of The Eagle for her incredible journey in the military to graduating with a degree in Horticulture.
Check out her story in The Eagle: http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/army-veteran-finds-new-purpose-in-degree-from-texas-a/article_0392f042-412c-580c-a350-b5deaf7ecd99.html
Monday, November 14, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Horticulture Photo Contest
Enter to win !
Submit your horticulture related photo today
Photos can include creative horticulture images, services Learning through horticulture activities, Aggie pride, landscapes, volunteerism. etc.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The Horticulture Photo Contest is now open for photo submissions from current TAMU students. This is a great opportunity to showcase work in horticulture. Whether it is through service projects such as working with The Big Event, volunteering with a local charity, a beautiful macro photography shot of a horticultural plants, or shots of the TAMU campus!
Prizes will be given out to the top photos!
Deadline to submit is November 29, 2016.
Photo categories include:
Service through Horticulture
Horticulture - Plants, Gardens, Etc.
Photos can be submitted through https://www-horticultu
under "Horticulture Photo Contest"
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Looking for classes to take this summer or fall?
We have a few new courses being offered!
SUMMER 2016HORT 302: Garden Science Lab
HORT 489: Green Roof Design, Installation, and Maintenance
FALL 2016HORT 489: Landscape Estimating, Bidding and Sales
HORT 489: Processing Coffee and High-Value Food Crops
Friday, March 25, 2016
Stop by the Howdy Farm for Saturday at the Farm on
April 9th from 12-4PM!This event will showcase everything the farm has to offer! There will be a rain garden workshop, tours of the farm, the opportunity to paint new recycling bins for the farm, sidewalk chalk for kids, flower pot painting, free milkweed, butterfly education, and snacks! There will also be a produce and plant sale! This is our biggest event of the year and you won't want to miss it!
For more information join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/191800734533931/
Monday, March 21, 2016
It's that time of year again - the Horticulture Photo Contest is open for all current TAMU students! Be sure to submit your photo for a chance to win a prize.
Entries can be submitted through the Horticulture Photo Contest page found here: https://www-horticulture.tamu.edu/courses/
Entries can be submitted through the Horticulture Photo Contest page found here: https://www-horticulture.tamu.edu/courses/
Fall and summer preregistration begins April 7, 2016 at 5:00 a.m.
through April 22, 2016
For a list of registration time frames visit:
Friday, February 26, 2016
Dear Rose Enthusiasts,
We have had a mild winter here in Texas and the current weather is quite nice. The predictions for the next week are for us to have low temperatures in the high to low 50s and high temperatures in the 70s. Nevertheless, Texas weather is predictably unpredictable so we will probably be getting more cold weather before summer rolls around.
In the program we have been preparing fields for planting rose seedlings, pruning, planting roses and peaches, and planning for the next set of rose pollinations. We have recently received plants from Greenheart Nurseries, Weeks Roses, Star Roses, and Chamblee’s Nursery and for more will come from Bailey’s Nursery, Antique Rose Emporium, Francis Roses, Chambersville Heritage Rose Gardens, and Seville Farms. All these will go into the Combating Rose Rosette Disease SCRI evaluations plots in College Station but also with Brent Pemberton in Overton, Texas, Mark Windham at the University of Tennessee and Tom Evans at the University of Delaware.
Last year with our collaborating rose breeders we managed to do about 3,000 pollinations and produce about 5,000 seed which are currently being stratified/germinated. For this we need to thank the participating breeders: Christian Bedard of Weeks Roses, Michele Scheiber of Star Roses and Plants, Ping Lim of Roses by Ping (Altman Plants), Jim Sproul of Roses by Design, David Zlesak, and Don Holeman. This year we expect to do even more pollinations.
Two species that appear to be resistant to RRD are Rosa palustris and Rosa setigera. Both these are native to North America. We have been fortunate to have collaborators collect Rosa palustris in West Virginia (Jim Amrine) and South Carolina (Jonathan Windham) and Rosa setigera from north Texas (Claude Graves and Dean Oswald at the Chambersville Heritage Rose Garden). We are always looking for more germplasm for our work.
|Xuan (Jade) Wu & Shuyin (Sharon) Liang presenting their research at the TAMU Horticulture poster competition|
Our students have been active in presenting their research. Ellen Roundey, Shuyin (Sharon) Liang, and Xuan (Jade) Wu presented their research at the Texas Plant Protection Conference in and Annual TAMU Horticulture and MEPS poster competition in December and just last week at the Plant Breeding Symposium. In the poster competition one has to explain years of research in 2 to 3 minutes to a panel of judges (professors)…not an easy task! Shuyin and Jade were winners with first and third place respectively at the Annual TAMU Horticulture and MEPS competition. Congratulations.
In January, Muqing (Mandy) Yan traveled to San Diego, CA to attend the international Plant and Animal Genome meetings and gave an invited talk entitled, ‘Map Construction in the Diploid Rose with GBS’. But what is GBS? This means Genotyping by Sequencing which is an efficient way to generate 1000s of DNA markers to help us select for specific gene variants that condition traits such as disease resistance. This technique has been shown to accelerate the new variety development in other crops. We are now working towards using it in rose to develop varieties resistant to the black spot fungus and the rose rosette virus.
At the meetings of the Southern Region American Society of Horticultural Sciences, Jon Corser, an undergraduate student working with Ellen Roundey and Jeekin Lau to count the chromosomes of roses, gave an oral presentation about their work. He did a wonderful job. He continues with this work and soon will be doing pollinations as well.
There are a couple of rose meetings that I would like to mention.
First, Jen Olson, the Plant Pathologist at Oklahoma State University will be giving an Update on Rose Rosette Disease at the Tulsa Community College Northeast Campus on Saturday, March 5th. She is speaking at the Consulting Rosarian School and Winter Rose Workshop event sponsored by the South Central District and Tulsa Rose Society (http://tulsarosesociety.org/
Other talks include several by Don Meyers about pesticide use, Eric
Rebek about insect problems, Don Adlong about soils, pH and fertilizers,
and Carol Shockley about new rose varieties. Registration ends on March 1st.
Second, Mark Windham and Pam Smith will be talking about their experience and how to manage the Rose Rosette Disease in Allen, Texas on the 9th of April. This program is organized by the Collin County Rose Society and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. See the following link for more information: http://collin.agrilife.org/…/
If you have any questions about our work here at Texas A&M University or how to support the Basye or Moore Rose Collection and Legacy, the Rose Breeding and Genetics program, and our students, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). We need your support for student scholarships and to maintain the many research gardens needed for an excellent research program. Your support makes our program possible. I try to post regular updates on the Rose Breeding and Genetics Facebook and the Combating Rose Rosette Disease Facebook pages. Please check them out and like us!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Horticulture Career Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 24th from 10am - 2pm
In the Atrium of HFSBThis event is planned with YOU in mind. Whether you’re a freshman or graduating senior, this is your chance to get information about future jobs and internships. These industry leaders are looking for students interested in production, sales and marketing, viticulture/enology, floral design, management, and much more! The Career Fair is the perfect place to practice speaking with industry reps and potential employers. You may also want to ask them about future trends and what they are looking for in an employee. We hope that you will take advantage of this important opportunity!
Take a Company to Lunch!
How about a free lunch and time with company representatives? If you sign up to take a company to lunch, that is exactly what you will get. We are providing a free lunch for students to "take" companies to lunch. The lunch will be held on the second floor of HFSB. Sign up sheets are located in HFSB 204. This is based on a first come, first serve basis so hurry and sign up today!
Sign up for Volunteer Hours!In need of volunteer hours? Help us run the career fair! We will need assistance the day of the career fair with the student check in table and various other needs throughout the day. You may work as little or as many hours as needed. We would be happy to have the assistance! Sign up sheets are located in HFSB 204.
Feb. 23rd Events!Resume Review - Tuesday, Feb. 23rd - HFSB Atrium 10:30 - 12:30Stop by the atrium from 10:30 - 12:30 on Tuesday to have your resume reviewed by a career center specialist.
Horticulture Networking Event - Tuesday, Feb. 23rd (the night before the Career Fair) - Aloft Hotel - 6 to 8 PM. FREE FOOD.
This is a chance for you to meet the company reps in an informal setting. It is a great opportunity for you to socialize with the company representatives and talk to them about the industry, how they got to where they are, or any questions you may have for them. As an added bonus, many of the reps are former students! Free food will be served and dress is business casual.
For more information visit: http://hortsciences.tamu.edu/career-fair/
Preparing for the 17th Annual Horticulture Career Fair?
Have your resume reviewed!
Horticulture Networking Event
Tuesday, Feb. 23rd (the night before the HORT Career Fair)
Aloft Hotel - 6 to 8 PM. FREE FOOD
Calling all students!
The Horticulture Networking Event is a chance for you to meet horticulture company representatives in an informal setting. This is a great opportunity for you to socialize with the company representatives and talk to them about the industry, how they got to where they are, or any questions you may have for them. As an added bonus, many of the reps are former students!
Free food will be served and dress is business casual.
Companies will also be giving away door prizes to students in attendance.
Don't miss this wonderful chance to visit with companies prior to the Horticulture Career Fair!
For more information about the 17th Annual Horticulture Career Fair, the Horticulture Networking Event, and a complete list of attending companies, visit: http://hortsciences.tamu.edu/career-fair/
Monday, February 8, 2016
We at Texas A&M University invite you to Aggieland Saturday, an annual campus-wide open house for prospective students and their families.Stop by the Agrilife Center Exhibit Hall to visit with departments from the College of Agriculture and life Sciences. The Horticulture Department will be there from 9 AM - 2 PM to meet you and answer any questions you may have!
We will also be giving out free plants to those interested in the department.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, February 1, 2016
Saturday, March 5th beginning at 8 AM
Location: Lawn of Horticulture/Forestry Science Building (HFSB)
Varieties of vegetable, fruit, and ornamental plants will be available. More details to come.
The TAMU Horticulture Club's Annual Spring Plant Sale is the student organizations largest fundraiser of the year. Through it, students have the opportunity to compete in regional and national plant competitions such as ASHS. As in previous years, the sale will be located on the lawn of the Horticulture/
The Howdy Farm will be hosting an informational for interested students on Thursday February 4th at 6:30PM!
Join the Facebook event here!
"Come for food and fun while you learn about what it takes to be a Howdy Farmer! We will talk about why WE love the farm, why YOU should love the farm, and how you can get involved! You'll also learn about upcoming events throughout the semester and have the opportunity to make new friends!"
Friday, January 29, 2016
AGLS Career Fair
Feb. 2nd 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - MSC Bethancourt Ballroom
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Fair (AGLS Career Fair) —brings together dozens of leading companies and hundreds of Aggie students. Representatives will be sharing employment information and interviewing prospective employees. Students will have the opportunity to find internships, look at future career paths, and maybe even land a job! It’s a great event! Plan now to participate.
The AGLS Career Fair is a program of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council.
More information can be found here: http://aglifesciences.tamu.edu/students/aceday/
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Have you seen the first flower to bloom in space? It's an orange zinnia!
The flower is part of a experimental garden on the International Space Station. Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a photo of the flower and its space debut.
Read more about the program here.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Join us for the 17th Annual Horticulture Career Fair!
February 24, 2016 | 10am - 2pm
Horticulture Forest Science Building Atrium
The Department of Horticultural Sciences is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Career Fair. This event is planned with YOU in mind. Whether you’re a freshman or graduating senior, this is your chance to get information about future jobs and internships. These industry leaders are looking for students interested in production, sales and marketing, management, and much more! The Career Fair is the perfect place to practice speaking with industry reps and potential employers. You may also want to ask them about future trends and what they are looking for in an employee. We hope that you will take advantage of this important opportunity!
Monday, January 11, 2016
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Need to polish your resume or brush up on your interview skills? Check out the Career Services events happening this spring.
Ag Career Services Walk-In Advising
Every Monday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am in AGLS 515.
Come ask any career related questions and have your resume reviewed by your Career Coordinator.
January 25th, 9 am – 6 pm, MSC 2405
Come have your resume reviewed by one of our career center staff or industry experts.
AGLS Career Fair Prep
January 26th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, AGLS 115
Learn more about how to make the most out of your AGLS Career Fair experience.
Ag Resume Reviews
January 27th & January 28th, 9 am – 11:30 am & 1 pm – 3:30 pm, AGLS 515
Come see your Career Coordinator, Jennifer Ann Scasta, to have your resume reviewed.
AGLS Career Fair (formerly known as ACE Day)
February 2nd, 11 am – 4 pm
MSC Bethancourt Ballroom
Visit aglscareerfair.tamu.edu for more information!
AGLS Recent Grads Panel
March 29th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, AGLS 115Learn from recent grads (Class of 2010 – Class of 2015) the tricks of the trade related to integrating into a company, landing a great internship or full-time position, and much more!