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.
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.
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
ASHS member Bruce Reisch is part of a team working to improve grape breeding.
VitisGen2 researchers seek new approach based on DNA markers.
ASHS Career Center Jobs -
Plant Growth Facilities Superintendent, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences http://ow.ly/2j2V50CEMXp
Assistant or Associate Professor of Landscape Design and Contracting, Colorado State University http://ow.ly/w50550CEMXi
Asparagus Breeder, Fox Seeds Inc. http://ow.ly/Ep7850CEMXo
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 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 member Vance Whitaker developed a white strawberry (also referred to as a pineberry) at the University of Florida.
Producing a white strawberry was the first challenge for University of Florida/IFAS strawberry breeder Vance Whitaker.
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.
'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 calcium nitrate.
Learn more from the #ASHS2020 presentation by Andre Biscaro http://ow.ly/3Dm150CswYp
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
Congratulations to ASHS member Carlos Crisosto on UCCE Distinguished Service Award and release of new book with his wife Gayle.
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 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 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) grown in New Mexico.
Learn more in HortTechnology http://ow.ly/STce50CsqSs
ASHS Career Center jobs -
Head Grower Supervisor, Ball Horticultural Company http://ow.ly/Fbd150CuZ2O
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Research Biologist, Computational) USDA, ARS http://ow.ly/pKaa50CuZ2U
Agricultural Research Technologist 2, Washington State University http://ow.ly/ZdhQ50CuZ2S
Senior Research Scientist, Plant Nutrition and Fluid Systems
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 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 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 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 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. 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-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
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.
#agriculture #FoodSupply #SupplyChain #food
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 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 a world authority on Pyrus species, rootstocks, and culture and his work transformed the US pear industry.
ASHS member Larry Smart featured in CBS This Morning story on hemp and its potential to combat climate change.
Hemp, a species of cannabis that does not create a marijuana-like high, has an ancient history with usage dating back centuries.
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 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
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.
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