American Society for Horticultural Science

American Society for Horticultural Science ASHS supports science for specialty crops: global solutions for nutritious food sources and healthy, beautiful environments. We promote and encourage national and international interest in scientific research and education in all areas of horticulture.
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Established in 1903, the American Society for Horticultural Science is recognized around the world as one of the most respected and influential professional societies for horticultural scientists. ASHS is committed to promoting and encouraging national and international interest in scientific research and education in all branches of horticulture. Comprised of thousands of members worldwide, ASHS represents a broad cross-section of the horticultural community - scientists, educators, students, landscape and turf managers, government, extension agents and industry professionals. ASHS members focus on practices and problems in horticulture: breeding, propagation, production and management, harvesting, handling and storage, processing, marketing and use of horticultural plants and products.

Mission: ASHS supports science for specialty crops: global solutions for nutritious food sources and healthy, beautiful environments.

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Did you know?Apart from measuring the reflectance of red and infrared light to determine vegetation index, NDVI sensors ...
12/09/2020

Did you know?

Apart from measuring the reflectance of red and infrared light to determine vegetation index, NDVI sensors can estimate the relative leaf chlorophyll content accurately.

Learn more from Ji-Jhong Chen's #ASHS2020 presentation
http://ow.ly/d7Y150CEzLv

UNH researchers show that grafting melons can improve yield and resist sudden wilt for Northeastern growers.Read the ful...
12/07/2020

UNH researchers show that grafting melons can improve yield and resist sudden wilt for Northeastern growers.

Read the full article in HortTechnology http://ow.ly/6WNH50CD2Sb

All yellow peppers are not equally healthy. A study from New Mexico State University reports that plenty of phytocompoun...
12/06/2020

All yellow peppers are not equally healthy. A study from New Mexico State University reports that plenty of phytocompound variation was found in chile peppers that appeared to be the same color, thus impacting their health promoting properties.

in HortScience http://ow.ly/PTbo50CCUuJ

ASHS members join up for a free webinar!Thursday, December 17th - 2 pm ETTo register for this member-only webinar sign i...
12/04/2020

ASHS members join up for a free webinar!

Thursday, December 17th - 2 pm ET

To register for this member-only webinar sign in at ashs.org
Click on Webinar Series under Membership Benefits in the Membership pull-down menu.

#ashs_hort

'Blue Sea’ is a sweet fern patented by the University of Connecticut.  The plants can be used to stabilize gravel or san...
12/03/2020

'Blue Sea’ is a sweet fern patented by the University of Connecticut. The plants can be used to stabilize gravel or sand banks, or along roadways and driveways. The foliage has a sweet fragrance, most noticeable on warm sunny days.

in HortScience http://ow.ly/o5XF50Csw9h

Did you know?Ammonium nitrate fertilizers are more suitable for strawberry production in Ventura County, compared to cal...
12/02/2020

Did you know?

Ammonium nitrate fertilizers are more suitable for strawberry production in Ventura County, compared to calcium nitrate.

Learn more from the #ASHS2020 presentation by Andre Biscaro http://ow.ly/3Dm150CswYp

ASHS Career Center Jobs - Chair, The Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, http://ow.ly/yy0...
12/01/2020

ASHS Career Center Jobs -

Chair, The Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, http://ow.ly/yy0x50Czu4t

Controlled Environment Agriculture Engineering, Assistant Professor Level, Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, http://ow.ly/c8Ru50Czu4r

Phytophthora capsici causes root and fruit rot and foliar blight of pepper. Using diverse isolates makes a big differenc...
12/01/2020

Phytophthora capsici causes root and fruit rot and foliar blight of pepper. Using diverse isolates makes a big difference in breeding pepper host resistance to Phytophthora capsici.

in HortScience http://ow.ly/pGuB50Csz0R

The ASHS Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Professional Interest Group shows how to engage millennial "plant par...
11/29/2020

The ASHS Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Professional Interest Group shows how to engage millennial "plant parents" using innovative social media, marketing, and public garden-inspired tactics

In HortTechnology http://ow.ly/m80p50CsASA

A study of retail florists found that a majority are concerned about environmental sustainability and would like to recy...
11/28/2020

A study of retail florists found that a majority are concerned about environmental sustainability and would like to recycle fresh cut floral waste for use as compost.

Read the full article in HortTechnology http://ow.ly/Qjca50CsAfI

Researchers are working to find corn hybrids that are resistant to the destructive corn earworm.  This study tested corn...
11/27/2020

Researchers are working to find corn hybrids that are resistant to the destructive corn earworm. This study tested corn with long husks and/or the C-glycosyl flavone maysin to find candidates for future cultivar development.

In JASHS http://ow.ly/NEcb50CsHto

Not your average hop? A brief look at the unique phytochemistry of neomexicanus hops (Humulus lupulus var. neomexicanus)...
11/26/2020

Not your average hop? A brief look at the unique phytochemistry of neomexicanus hops (Humulus lupulus var. neomexicanus) grown in New Mexico.

Learn more in HortTechnology http://ow.ly/STce50CsqSs

Did you know?American hazelnuts are easy to grow and require very little maintenance.Learn more about hazelnuts from the...
11/25/2020

Did you know?

American hazelnuts are easy to grow and require very little maintenance.

Learn more about hazelnuts from the #ASHS2020 presentation by Alex Mayberry. http://ow.ly/S7Nm50Csu0W

Mandarin trees are manually thinned to increase fruit size but it is a slow and expensive process. Researchers at the Po...
11/24/2020

Mandarin trees are manually thinned to increase fruit size but it is a slow and expensive process. Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia tested a branch shaker and found that it increased efficiency and lowered costs, equaling larger profits for producers.

in HortTechnology http://ow.ly/sp0i50Cst5E

The whorled sunflower, Helianthus verticillatus Small, is a rare and federally endangered plant found only in the southe...
11/23/2020

The whorled sunflower, Helianthus verticillatus Small, is a rare and federally endangered plant found only in the southeastern US. Due to its dependence on insect pollination for propagation, a recent study was conducted by the University of Tennessee and USDA-ARS to identify potentially important pollinators.

Read the full article in HortScience http://ow.ly/OSOw50Cprsc

Bromeliads are valuable as ornamental plants. The Neoregelia cultivar is popular for its colorful foliage but the flower...
11/22/2020

Bromeliads are valuable as ornamental plants. The Neoregelia cultivar is popular for its colorful foliage but the flowers are short-lived. This study from Taiwan defines conditions for pollination timing and cross-compatibility.

In HortScience http://ow.ly/tFVa50Cpjdm

Edible coatings can contribute to fruit quality and shelf life and reduce postharvest losses. Scientists in Brazil and t...
11/21/2020

Edible coatings can contribute to fruit quality and shelf life and reduce postharvest losses. Scientists in Brazil and the United States teamed up to study a carnauba wax nanoemulsion coating and compared its performance and effect on fruit flavor to shellac and microemulsion coatings.

Read the full article in Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science http://ow.ly/ePrh50Cpgy0

Clematis is a popular perennial but the conventional production cycle from propagation to market takes 2 years. Research...
11/20/2020

Clematis is a popular perennial but the conventional production cycle from propagation to market takes 2 years. Researchers at Clemson University have found a way to reduce that time to one year.

Read the full article in HortScience http://ow.ly/RuVq50CpbXd

A widespread plant parasitic green alga causes algal leaf spot. A team of researchers studied biological- and chemical-b...
11/19/2020

A widespread plant parasitic green alga causes algal leaf spot. A team of researchers studied biological- and chemical-based fungicides for potential use by nursery producers in treating magnolia for the disease.

In HortTechnology https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH04692-20

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
11/18/2020

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Bumpers College and the U of A Alumni Association are partnering on two Arkansas Alumni Presents virtual events this week.

The first is a Lunch and Learn on Thursday from noon-1 p.m. on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend, but registration is required (link below).

The topic is "The Ripple Effect of a Pandemic on the Food Supply Chain," and features a panel conversation with (in photo, L to R):

Todd Martin, Bumpers College graduate, member of the alumni society's board of directors, restaurant owner, consultant and agricultural economist.
Garry McDonald, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Horticulture, an expert in plant nutrition and nursery production, and supervisor of the department's internship program.
Drew Parker, Bumpers College graduate in poultry science, senior technical service veterinarian and former national Poultry and Egg Association Student of the Year.

Register here: https://bit.ly/36NceV5

We also have a Coffee Break event on Friday. We'll share more on that on Thursday.

More: https://bit.ly/3lLQbo3

#agriculture #FoodSupply #SupplyChain #food

#AgFoodLife

Arkansas Alumni Association University of Arkansas Department of Horticulture at the University of Arkansas Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas Poultry Science Department, University of Arkansas Southern Food Company Independent Professional Seed Association - IPSA The American Horticultural Society American Society for Horticultural Science University of Arkansas Horticulture Club University of Arkansas Poultry Science Club Northwest Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Did you know?American ginseng is a valuable medicinal plant that is known as “green gold”. It has been listed as an enda...
11/18/2020

Did you know?

American ginseng is a valuable medicinal plant that is known as “green gold”. It has been listed as an endangered plant species by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) since 1974.

Learn more from the #ASHS2020 presentation by Iris Gao http://ow.ly/OxjJ50CjT9e

ASHS longtime member Dr. Melvin N. Westwood will be remembered for his significant contributions to horticulture. He was...
11/17/2020

ASHS longtime member Dr. Melvin N. Westwood will be remembered for his significant contributions to horticulture. He was a world authority on Pyrus species, rootstocks, and culture and his work transformed the US pear industry.

http://ow.ly/19Wy50CjPma

ASHS Grad Student SpotlightJen Hayes attends Oregon State University.  She is interested in how agriculture, gardens, an...
11/15/2020

ASHS Grad Student Spotlight

Jen Hayes attends Oregon State University. She is interested in how agriculture, gardens, and other human-developed landscapes can support pollinators as well as plant productivity. Her goal after school is to work as part of a university extension team.

Learn more about Jen here http://ow.ly/i0cT50Cdz6U

Gibberellic acid treatment could become an important adaptation tool for temperate blackberry production to cope with gl...
11/14/2020

Gibberellic acid treatment could become an important adaptation tool for temperate blackberry production to cope with global warming. Scientists at the University of Florida evaluated its use in promoting budbreak and found that responses were cultivar-dependent.

in HortScience http://ow.ly/OULJ50Cj7qT

ASHS Career Center new job post - Assistant Professor/ Landscape Horticulture Extension Specialist, Utah State Universit...
11/13/2020

ASHS Career Center new job post -

Assistant Professor/ Landscape Horticulture Extension Specialist, Utah State University
http://ow.ly/xjrq50CjRc0

Employers - post jobs that will be seen by thousands of horticulturists and plant scientists worldwide
http://ow.ly/8X2650CjRbX

Researchers have developed multifactor models that accurately predict the timing of phenological stages for cold-climate...
11/13/2020

Researchers have developed multifactor models that accurately predict the timing of phenological stages for cold-climate grapes.
These models could improve accuracy when scheduling work crews at all stages of vine management and harvest, and insect and disease management plans could be developed to optimize pesticide applications by targeting the stages at which pests are most active based on phenology and environmental data.

Read the full article in HortScience http://ow.ly/RcIj50Cj2NJ

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Established in 1903, the American Society for Horticultural Science is recognized around the world as one of the most respected and influential professional societies for horticultural and plant scientists. ASHS is committed to promoting and encouraging national and international interest in scientific research and education in all branches of horticulture.

Comprised of thousands of members worldwide, ASHS represents a broad cross-section of the horticultural community - scientists, educators, students, landscape and turf managers, government, extension agents and industry professionals. ASHS members focus on practices and problems in horticulture: breeding, propagation, production and management, harvesting, handling and storage, processing, marketing and use of horticultural plants and products.

Find out more at https://ashs.org/

Join ASHS at https://ashs.org/page/Becomeamember

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Hey, ASHS members, I'm heading up a group of your colleagues in revising the Pi Alpha Xi, National Horticulture Honor Society, judging manual. We're including photographs of the crops this time (making it somewhat more attractive to 21st century learners) and I'm down to needing only a photograph of jicama. If you have one and want to share it, please message me. You will receive full photo credit in the manual. So far we've had great cooperation from individuals and the horticulture industry including Johnny Seeds, Sierra Flowers Finder, and All American Selections. Down to just needing jicama. Any help is appreciated.
Colleagues, join me in shining a light on systemic racism in academia and research. Great resources on actions we can take. https://www.shutdownstem.com
For those who are interested....check the topics on the conference website ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENTION to 15/02/2020 3rd International Symposium on Soilless Culture and Hydroponics Cyprus, 1-4 November 2020 https://www.hydro2020.com
Hey, ASHS members, a University of Georgia graduate student needs help with getting seeds of different ecotypes of Asclepias. If you can help her, great! **Graduate Student in need of help** Fellow gardeners and horticulturists, I am in need of help from the citizens of our wonderful plant community. I am a Horticulture graduate student at the University of Georgia, studying differences among Asclepias (milkweed) species. To be specific, I’m trying to determine the number of chromosomes (ploidy) and total genomic content of as many Asclepias species as possible. Finding seed of rarer (or even common) Asclepias species is pretty difficult (although I have enough A. tuberosa seed to start a war with). This is where your help would be so appreciated. If there are any native species to your area that you would be willing to part with, I’d happily take good care of them while they are used for science. In addition to the seed, I would need their collection location (city/county, state). If possible, fresh seed (2019 collected) is preferred. Please mail seeds to: Mary Lewis (The Asclepias Whisperer) ;) 1111 Miller Plant Science Building, Athens GA 30606. Your contribution will allow me to improve my research as well as benefit scientists and conservationists in the future. Thank you so much! :) :)
Will any of you please tell me if the American ASHS, Tropical Region still exist?
If you are a grad student and you're planning on attending the annual ASHS conference in Las Vegas, please consider to register for the Scholars Ignite Competition at https://ashs.confex.com/ashs/2019/cfp.cgi. Winners will receive a cash award. Deadline is July 1st.
Can't wait to attend -Industrial Hemp: A Versatile Crop with the Potential to Improve Agroecosystem Diversity, Mitigate Environmental Degradation and Increase Farm Incomes -Research Priorities As Indicated By Industry Needs for Environmental Horticulture and -Hop Variety Trials Under Extended Day Length in Central Florida #ashs_hort
For all pre-1975 Rutgers Alumni and others in the Society, just learned the sad news of the passing of Dr. Charles Hess.
43 people have raised R52,420 join the cause and make a small donation https://www.thundafund.com/project/eagles
FRUITIPEDIA FOR SALE On account of my advancing age, I do not think I shall be able to maintain the website www.fruitipedia.com for long. This website, which was hosted on 16 May, 2008, with a motive of compiling an online encyclopedia of ALL EDIBLE FRUITS OF THE WORLD, has been viewed by 3.2 million people (according to information by Google ads). It has brief information on 579 fruits of the world. Information on 5-10 new fruits is being added every month. It is a revenue earning website getting 1000 -1500 hits a day. My dream was that Fruitipedia should have introductory information on ALL edible fruits of the world which are estimated to be over 4500. I am going to be 79 next month and therefore do not think I shall be able to do it. However, I like my dream to be fulfilled and therefore want to handover this project to someone, preferably some organization, so that the work goes on. I promise remain associated with Fruitipedia and can continue to edit it and also contribute chapters to it so long as I am able to do it. However, this will be on the terms and conditions of the new owners. I shall also like my name to be mentioned as the founder owner, editor of this website. The money I shall be getting, shall be used in charity or funding some project on the promotion of lesser known fruits. The charity spending will be in India only. However, it will shown to have been done by the buyer. As I have enough to live, so I do not want the money. The idea of sale is because of the reason that THINGS RECEIVED FREE ARE NEVER VALUED. So I would like some price for it. Please send offers at [email protected]. Dr. Chiranjit Parmar Site owner, editor and coordinator www.fruitipedia.com 186/3 Jail Road, Mandi HP 175001 India
USDA Invests in Research on Next Generation of Agricultural Technology
Dear participants of ASHS 2017 Miss U guys!!!!!!!