We focus on the interaction of plants, soils and the use of land for the mutual benefit of people and sustainable environments. Our students acquire knowledge leading to successful careers through hands-on learning and internships.
1-18-17 Five College faculty members, including Dr. Ana Legrand, traveled to Cuba last week for a networking event at the Institute of Animal Science (ICA) in furtherance of the Cuba Research Initiative. Click here to read about their collaboration in the article recently featured in Naturally@UConn.
12-09-16 Christian Allyn is a horticulture and resource economics major that is in the process of developing his own invasive plant consulting business. He was recently featured in an article of Naturally@UConn, click here to read the article.
11-28-16 Northeast IPM Insights ran an article by Assistant Extension Professor Ana Legrand and Associate Cooperative Extension Educator German Cutz about an urban agriculture program where the training includes Integrated Pest Management information. Legrand is associated with the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture while Cutz is part of the Department of Extension. Click here to read the article.
10-14-16 After graduating with one undergraduate degree in plant science, Susan K. Brown went on to obtain two advanced degrees, hold three concurrent academic titles and develop four trademarked apple varieties. She was recently featured in an article for Naturally@UConn, click here to read the article.
10-12-16 Plant Science and Landscape Architecture's Dr. John Inguagiato, Assistant Professor Turfgrass Pathology, and Carol Quish, Home and Garden Center Program Aid, were featured in the Hartford Courant article "Getting Through Another Season of Fallen Leaves". Click here to read the article and see what they had to say about raking leaves and protecting your lawn.
10-11-16 PSLA Senior Extension Educator Donna Ellis received the Leslie J. Mehrhoff Award at the October 11, 2016 Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group Symposium.
09-15-16 Turfgrass Field Day was held Tuesday, July 19, at the Plant Science Research and Teaching Facility. The Field Day is an opportunity for UConn researchers to present their latest findings and make recommendations for best practices to professionals in the turfgrass industry. The event was recently featured in an article for Naturally@UConn and in morningagclips.com. Click here to read the article in Naturally@UConn and here for morningagclips.com.
09-12-16 David Moore is a Master's student in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture who is studying soil nutrient cycling in turfgrass systems. He was recently featured in an article for Naturally@UConn, click here to read the article.
09-02-16 The latest issue of UConn Today featured an article about graduate student, John Campanelli, who is working to commercialize software he developed to make roadside native plant projects more successful. Click here to read the article.
08-31-16 The latest issue of Golf Industry News featured four students that graduated from different turf programs located throughout the US. Graduates were nominated, and selected to attend a week long all-expense paid trip to the Future Sports Turf Managers Program sponsored by the Jacobson Company. Andrew Nisbet class of 2016 was one of the four students featured. Click here to read the article.
08-31-16 Kyle Pretka is an alumni of UConn who majored in landscape architecture that is now currently living in sunny San Diego. He designs skateboard parks for California RampWorks. He was recently featured in an article for Naturally@UConn, click here to read his interview.
7-27-16 Rania El-Tanbouly is a PhD student in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. After an education in landscape gardening, Rania traveled from Egypt to study plant biotechnology at UConn. She was recently featured in an article for Naturally@UConn. Click here to read her interview.
07-20-16 UConn Landscape Architecture 2014 graduate Kyle Pretka designs the Street Course for the 2016 X Games (Austin, Texas). Click here for a link to his website with a write up and additional photos of the course.
07-15-16 Senior Extension Educator Donna Ellis led a guided invasive plant walk at Steep Rock Preserve in Washington, CT on July 14. Click here for a News Times article and photos from the event.
07-08-16 UConn plant scientist Carol Auer is leading a team of researchers, including postdoctoral fellow Chuan-Jie Zhang and graduate student Richard Rizzitello, studying interactions between a genetically modified crop and the environment. Click here to read the article.