7 horticulture jobs available

Seven new jobs in horticultural science are now available:

Extension Educator, Floriculture and Greenhouse Crops, Michigan State University
As part of Michigan State University Extension and the Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute, the Floriculture/Greenhouse Extension Educator will have statewide Extension programming responsibilities focused on floriculture and greenhouse crop production and pest management. Michigan, a national leader in greenhouse-grown plant material, ranks third among U.S. states in floriculture crop production. This position, based in Kalamazoo County, is in the heart of the greenhouse plant production in southwest Michigan. (See more) Continue reading

Ornamental Horticulturalist position in Raleigh, NC

The ornamental horticulture gardener plans and executes small-scale landscaping operations and maintains grounds in the City of Raleigh. This position operates in horticulturally-complex areas within a 35 property park district over 200 acres. Many are high-profile public landscapes intended to beautify, inspire, and provide exceptional experiences for the people of Raleigh. The preferred candidate will have a high skill level and substantial experience in garden maintenance and planting design. They will have the leadership abilities to direct others to complete landscape projects, and develop new initiatives with civic groups and volunteers.  Continue reading

Webinar on woody ornamentals January 18

The University of Georgia’s Center for Urban Agriculture has developed an online, live, interactive training program that allows individuals to obtain Continuing Education credits from virtually anywhere, and the Georgia Department of Agriculture does not limit the number of hours that can be acquired by webinar. All you will need is a computer with internet access and speakers.

TOPICS and SPEAKERS: Pruning Woody Ornamentals for Optimal Health, Dr. Bodie Pennisi, University of Georgia, Griffin; Troubleshooting Problems in Landscape, Mr. Bob Westerfield, University of Georgia, Griffin

DATE and TIME: January 18, 2017; 7:45 to 10:00 AM EDT (On-line via Internet) Continue reading

UGA horticulture students tackle greenhouse and high tunnel production in inaugural protected agriculture class

By Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia

From the miracle of December tomatoes to the marvel of fresh salad greens in space, greenhouses and growth chambers may play an increasing role in creating hyperlocal or hyperportable food systems.

Students in the University of Georgia Department of Horticulture’s “Protected and Controlled Environment Horticulture” course learn how high tunnels, greenhouses and growth chambers are used around the world to help extend the growing season, make farming a little less risky, provide opportunities to grow crops in extreme conditions and reduce our environmental footprint. Continue reading

District Gardener job open in Raleigh, NC

Duties and Responsibilities

As a co-manager of a large public garden and numerous other public parks you have a passion for horticulture, and how parks can contribute exceptional experiences to the lives of the people of Raleigh. You have an eye for detail, a flair for design, and dirty hands. You have a positive attitude, extensive knowledge and skill, and a solid, uncompromising work ethic. You are an innovative problem solver.

This is a working position. You enjoy working hard and leading by example. You gladly share your knowledge with your team and collaborate with others to achieve excellent results. Continue reading

Landscape Update meeting, Griffin, Georgia

University of Georgia Horticulture Presents: Landscape Update, UGA Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA

This program is designed for the commercial landscaper or ground maintenance personnel and will cover a number of landscape management issues. Topics will include site analysis, planting and fertilizing as well as how to select the best trees and ornamentals. We will also have a section on how to manage turf as well as how to troubleshoot problems in the landscape. CEU and pesticide license credits have been applied for.  Dr. Bodie Pennisi and Bob Westerfield, Extension University of Georgia Horticulturists will be coordinating the program.  Pre-registration required. Continue reading

Horticulture and Pollinator Groups come together

From Greenhouse Grower

During the week of October 20, AmericanHort participated in the USDA Honeybee Forage Summit and the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC), both held in the Washington, D.C. area.

Many stakeholders were present, including representatives from federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, beekeepers and other agricultural interests.

Read the rest of the story in Greenhouse Grower.