Plants

One Step Closer to Efficient Cannabis Production

Elaina Hancock – UConn Communications Bringing a technique that has been a boon to other plants to the budding cannabis industry As nurseries and garden centers fill up with spring landscaping plants, home gardeners owe a lot to a technique called micropropagation, which has proven beneficial to many plants – perhaps soon to include cannabis, […]

Non-Degree Cannabis Courses Open Doors to Growing Industry

New classes make cannabis education more accessible for UConn students and the general public UConn made waves in 2019 when it announced it would begin offering the nation’s first university class on the fundamentals of cannabis horticulture. The state’s flagship university is now expanding its educational opportunities for students and the general public with online […]

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 […]