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.

Current Events

Save the Date!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
School IPM Workshop
UConn Research and Education Facilities, Storrs, CT
Program information will be available soon.

School and Municipal Turf/Grounds Workshop: Practical Alternatives for Managing School Grounds

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Hamden Middle School
2623 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

Submit registration form and $25 (check payable to the University of Connecticut) to:
UConn Extension
562 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
Attn: Vickie Wallace

Questions? Contact: Victoria.Wallace@UConn.edu or call the New London County Extension Center at: 860-885-2826 or 860-887-1608.

Bug Week Program: Insect Wonders at the Farm

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (rain date July 22, 2015)
Two sessions: 9-10am & 5:30-7pm
Spring Valley Student Farm
For more information please contact: bugweek@uconn.edubugweek@uconn.edu.

The GrowIt! 2015 Horticulture Student Contest

Ball Horticultural Company has announced an awesome opportunity for hort related students.They will be selecting 2 students for the following experience:

  • An all-expense paid trip to Chicago August 17th-20th

  • All access pass to the Independent Garden Center Show

  • Lunch & dinners with various industry leaders

  • AND... dinner with Anna Ball

For additional information on requirements, click here.

CAHNR Summer Orientation

All incoming first-year and transfer student into the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources attend an Orientation session over the summer, which will include an advising session with Academic Programs and faculty advisors. This advising session will cover academic regulations and policies, plans of study, and registration. To review an outline of information covered during Orientation, please see this reference page.

News

Naturally@UConn: Meet staff member Nick Pettit

Plant Growth Facilities Manager Nick Pettit

Naturally@UConn: Workshop showcases Japanese beetle biocontrol

Dr. Ana Legrand

Naturally@UConn: Meet alumnus James Gagliardi

James Gagliardi

Wang wins first NSF CAREER Award for College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources

Congratulations Dr. Huanzhong Wang!

Huffington Post: Turfgrass Management One of Five Non-traditional Yet High-paying Degrees

The Huffington Post recently listed Turfgrass Management as one of five non-traditional yet high-paying degrees for entering college students who don't want to enter traditional degree fields.

One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? Agriculture.

USDA reports nearly 60,000 high-skilled agriculture job openings expected annually in the U.S., yet only 35,000 graduates available to fill them.

Congratulations to PLSA Faculty John Inguagiato and Cristian Schulthess!

Assistant Professor John Inguagiato received the CAHNR Excellence in Outreach Award

Associate Professor Cristian Schulthess received the CAHNRAA Excellence in Teaching Award

PSLA Landscape Architecture students place 2nd and 3rd in design competition for Hartford's Keney Park

2nd place: Grant Losapio, Ashley Bancel, Megan Duva, and Yilan Jian

3rd place: Samantha Stewart, Shane Holman, Xuru Yuan and Guang Zhou

PSLA LA students Shane Holman (second from left) and Yilan Jian (third from right) 

Hands-on Learning: PSLA Plant Propagation course

Students in this spring's HORT 3640 class with Dr. Mark Brand shared some of their plants propagated this semester!

 

Three students had perfect attendance in Plant Propagation lectures. Left to right are Tyler Holmquist, Dawn Smith, and Brian Bostram.