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Current Events

2014 Invasive Plant Symposium (CIPWG): Invasive Plants 2014: Where Are We Now?

October 7, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Student Union Building, Storrs Campus, UConn. Presented by the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG). Fee: $45 – EARLY postmarked or online by September 8th; $55 – REGULAR postmarked or online after September 8th; $25 – STUDENT (must bring current ID). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Donna Ellis (donna.ellis@uconn.edu; 860-486-6448), PROGRAM BROCHURE, ONLINE REGISTRATION, and MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM: http://cipwg.uconn.edu/2014-symposium/. Brochure and registration form may be downloaded here. For full press release, please click here.

TCI Expo, Hartford CT, November 13-15, 2014

TCI EXPO, the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference, combines the unparalleled value of a first class conference education and endless networking opportunities with top industry leaders in business, safety and arboriculture.

You can also compare equipment, evaluate products and take advantage of special show-only pricing from hundreds of exhibitors.

Check out live demonstrations, win prizes and giveaways, attend forums and roundtables, earn valuable CEUs, and more.

Explore this website to learn more about how TCI EXPO can put you on the path to success.


UConn Horticulture Alum Editor of Smithsonian Gardens' Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location

James Gagliardi, Horticulturist at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Gardens

A look in to the Camelina Project. Production from seed to harvest at the UConn Research Farm

Carol Auer 

What's the Best Way to Manage a Pesticide-Free Athletic Field?

UConn Associate Professor Jason Henderson and graduate student Julie Campbell featured on WNPR. 

Naturally@UConn: Research Project May Change Roadside Grasses from Cool-season Varieties to Lower-maintenance Warm-season Native Species

Julia Kuzovkina

Naturally@UConn: Extension Educator uses Parasitic Wasp to Battle Lily Leaf Beetle

Donna Ellis

UConn Horticulture Student Receives Scholarship from Manchester Garden Club

Heather Slattery

The Balanced Man Scholarship at the University of Connecticut - Storrs

SigEp is offering $3,000 in scholarships at the University of Connecticut to recognize men who exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate leadership skills, and commit to their health and well-being.

Click here for more information and to apply.

PSLA/ARE major Nate Wojtyna awarded internship with Cornell’s Plant Genome Research Program

Nate Wojtyna

UConn Today: Learning About Agriculture in America's Heartland

Tom Morris and Karl Guillard