News


Welcome to Hort Happenings!



Here you’ll find updates about what has been happening in our unit, talks and outreach events we’ve participated in, and you can read about the research we’ve done!


Flyers

We are working to improve communication with our community, so we have begun creating flyers to share information about some of the cool things we do! You will be able to find the flyers here.

Our most recent flyers are at the top and the previous follows chronologically downward.


15 – Dr. Chad E. Finn earns the NABC 2020 Duke Galletta Award

For this flyer, we would like to give notice to someone who we were very thankful to have as part of our USDA ARS HCRU community, Dr. Chad E. Finn. One of his associates, Jungmin Lee, wrote this piece to inform us about him and the NABC 2020 Duke Galletta Award. USDA Innovations 2020-15

12 – Gina Flores, Our New Program Support Assistant

As many of you might know, Gina Flores has been working remotely for our unit since May 10, 2020. She officially started working for us in-office (& then continued remotely) the second week of June. So we figured it was finally about time that we make a flyer to introduce her! USDA Innovations 2020-12

11 – Grey Garden Slugs

For this flyer we would like to share with you the agricultural problem of grey garden slugs. Research was performed by Research Entomologist Dr. Man-yeon Choi, his lead lab technician Kelly Donahue, and with the help of their team! USDA Innovations 2020-11

9 – Michael Hardigan, Our New Post-Doc

This flyer is introducing our new post-doc, Michael Hardigan. Michael will work in the berry breeding program. Michael and I put this together to let Michael introduce himself to all of us! USDA Innovations 2020-9

8 – Fungal Communities among Rhododendrons

This flyer touches on research conducted by one of our recent graduates about different fungal communities among rhododendrons! I hope you enjoy this fun overview! Zach Foster conducted research on this topic and presented it! USDA Innovations 2020-8

7 – Pressure Chamber & VSP Canopies

This flyer focuses on using a pressure chamber to monitor water stress in vertical shoots of vines! The study is being performed by Tian Tian and Paul Schreiner. USDA Innovations 2020-7

6 – Celestial Blackberries: ‘Twilight’

This flyer is the last in our “mini-series” that focuses on our celestial blackberries! This final flyer is about our ‘twilight’ blackberry! These are new innovations with the USDA and we’re so happy to share our product with you! USDA Innovations 2020-6

5 – Celestial Blackberries: ‘Galaxy’

This flyer is part of a “mini-series” that focuses on something a little new and fun, celestial blackberries! This post is specifically about our ‘galaxy’ blackberry! These are new innovations with the USDA and we’re so happy to share our product with you! USDA Innovations 2020-5

4 – Celestial Blackberries: ‘Eclipse’

This flyer is the first of a “mini-series” we’re doing that focuses on something a little new and fun, celestial blackberries! Specifically on our ‘eclipse’ blackberry! These are new innovations with the USDA and we’re so happy to share our product with you! USDA Innovations 2020-4

3 – Azalea Lace Bug

Here is a quick-read flyer for you about some research one of our graduate students (who recently graduated with their Master’s!), Katerina Velasco-Graham, has been conducting. It focuses on a well-known pest, Azalea Lace Bug. USDA Innovations 2020-3

2 – Boxwood Blight

This flyer is about some research one of our graduate students, Gabriel Sacher, has been performing. It focuses on boxwood blight in the Willamette Valley. USDA Innovations 2020-2