Plants

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today reported that ProfessorsĀ Karl Guillard and Thomas Morris received $50,000 from the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources to study phosphorus leaching from lawns treated with organic compost. The researchers are on the faculty of plant science and landscape architecture. USA News and World Report quoted Associate Professor Jennifer HarrisĀ as saying that kids are targeted […]

Meet alumna Sylvina Rollins

With many relatives who are alumni, Sylvina Rollins says that UConn runs in the family. Her own UConn landscape design degree is valuable in her endeavors. Rollins is an award-winning artist and also has a job where she uses CAD and GIS to prepare municipal plans and maps and do utility research. Here is how […]

CAHNR in the news

WNPR broadcast a story about a CAHNR horticulture course that teaches cannabis production. Undergraduate student Madison Blake, Adjunct Professor Matthew DeBacco and Professor Gerald Berkowitz were quoted in the piece, and graduate student Peter Apicella was depicted. All these people are part of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. See also Hartford Courant. […]

Cannabis research blooms in plant science department

Since the announcement of a new course devoted to the cultivation of cannabis, the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) has received considerable attention. The class, Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest, developed by adjunct faculty member Matthew Debacco with assistance from Dr. Gerry Berkowitz, has put a spotlight on teaching the […]