Plants

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today celebrated National Inventors Day on February 11 by reflecting on the University’s history of innovation. Professor Mark Brand of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture was mentioned for receiving patents for his novel black chokeberry cultivars. Kinesiology Professor Douglas Casa was a guest on the All Things AT: Behind the Tape […]

Horticulture professor patents new plants

Since 1988, Mark Brand, professor of horticulture in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, has been involved in plant breeding yielding over thirty-eight plant introductions and twenty patented plants for the University. Each new cultivar takes at least ten to fifteen years to bring to market, while the patents help fund research at […]

CAHNR in the news

The Daily Campus recently highlighted the research of Associate Professor Dennis D’Amico of the Department of Animal Science. Through the D’Amico Microbiology Laboratory, his research group studies dairy science, in particular the production of cheese. VKTRY Gear, a Connecticut company, announced the results of a study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) on insoles […]

Meet undergraduate students Cameron Irvine and Hayden Amtower

Cameron Irvine and Hayden Amtower, both students in the  Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, are studying turf management. They interned at  Cromwell’s TPC River Highlands during the Travelers Championship PGA tournament and stayed on to work at the course beyond the summer season. “The internship with the TPC was one of the best experiences of […]