John Bennett, an incoming fourth-year plant science student this fall, has been named a 2012 Golden Opportunities Scholar, one of just 20 students nationwide to receive the honor by leading plant science organizations.
The ghost pepper is one of the world’s hottest peppers, and they’re growing in the hydroponics greenhouse at Cal Poly Pomona.
Locally grown produce such as vine-ripened tomatoes is available all year long from the AGRIscapes greenhouse.
A team of plant sciences students placed sixth in the annual Collegiate Turf Bowl, held at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Education Conference and the Golf Industry Show. This year, the conference was held in February in Orlando, Fla. The competition consists of a multiple choice exam and written essay, with subject matter ranging from plant physiology to human resource management.
A multidisciplinary team of students placed 12th out of 60 schools in the national PLANET Student Career Days competition.
Two recent Cal Poly Pomona graduates have received a national award for the design and installation of the culinary garden at The Collins College of Hospitality Management. The garden provides fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit for dishes used at The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch.
Horsehill Vineyards harvested a record crop of grapes that will produce more than 7,000 bottles of zinfandel rose and red zinfandel. Each season, students and faculty are gaining more experience in vineyards and cultivating grapes, says Professor Dan Hostetler, chair of the plant sciences department. Horsehill Vineyards wines is a collaborative project involving the College of Agriculture and The Collins College of Hospitality Management.
Each year, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) hosts the Turf Bowl intercollegiate competition, a comprehensive test focusing on all aspects of the superintendent profession. Three Cal Poly Pomona teams participated in the 2010 Turf Bowl competition in San Diego, competing against 67 teams from 31 universities.
Plant sciences student Miguel Macias has been selected to attend USDA's 2010 Agricultural Outlook Forum, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced. He is among 22 university students majoring in agricultural-related studies who were chosen based on their essays, "Agriculture as a Career," and recommendations from their deans.
Three plant science students are growing 22,000 jalapeño plants at Spadra Ranch and expect to reap around 265,000 peppers.
The College of Agriculture hosted a three-day competition for 770 students from around the country. Students pit their green skills against one another in 26 different turf and landscape events, including tree climbing, wood construction, irrigation assembly, skid steer operation and plant identification. In its 33rd year, the competition is organized by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), a lawn and landscape association.
Plant science student, John Bennett, named a 2012 Golden Opportunities Scholar
Kirk Weatherton, a plant sciences student, helps maintain the hydroponic greenhouse at AGRIscapes.
Cal Poly team competes in national PLANET Turf and Landscape competition
Two Cal Poly Pomona graduates received a national award for their design and installation of the culinary garden at Collins College.
Students harvest grapes at Horsehill Vineyards
Cal Poly teams compete in the Turf Bowl intercollegiate competition
Plant sciences student picks jalapeños from the field
Students pit their green skills against one another in 26 different turf and landscape events
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