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Faculty and Staff Highlights and Honors

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Dr. Ioannis Minas was appointed in the fall of 2015 to the post of Assistant Professor of Pomology at Colorado State University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at the Western Colorado Research Center at Orchard Mesa, Grand Junction, CO. Read more

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Dr. Mark Uchanski is the new Specialty Crops Program (SCP) Coordinator at Colorado State University, based in Fort Collins. Read more

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In January 2016, Colorado State University President, Tony Frank, informed the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture that he had decided to build a new practice field west of the new stadium. This would require the 36 year old perennial garden at the Plant Environmental Research Center (PERC) to be relocated to the Garden Art District. Read more

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Purple potatoes might not be the first thing that comes to mind when trying to increase vitamin, mineral and antioxidant intake. However, a group of researchers from CSU have recently developed potato varieties that satisfy these nutritional needs and could act as a preventive measure to several diseases. Read more

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Faculty Honors

  • American Society of Horticultural Science Educational Publication Award, Dr. Mark E. Uchanski
  • F.A. Anderson Distinguished Service Award from CSU Extension, Dr. Steven E. Newman
  • Team Award for the CO-Horts Blog from Epsilon Sigma Phi, Zeta Chapter, Drs. James E. Klett, Anthony J. Koski, and Steven E. Newman
  • Lawn and Landscape Magazine, Leadership Award, Mr. Zachary Johnson
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