Ryan Dickson, EH Alumni, Receives Kenneth Post Award for 2016
Ryan Dickson, a 2016 Ph.D. graduate of the Environmental Horticulture Dept., and his co-authors Paul Fisher (UF), Sonali Padhye (PanAmerican Seed), and Bill Argo (Blackmore Co.) received the national Kenneth Post Award for Graduate Research in Floriculture from the American Society for Horticultural Science. The award-winning article “'Evaluating Calibrachoa (Calibrachoa xhybrida Cerv.) Genotype Sensitivity to Iron Deficiency at High Substrate pH” was part of Dr. Dickson's Ph.D. research at UF. The Kenneth Post Award is given to the outstanding graduate student publication in any of ASHS journals published in 2016. The research aims to help plant breeders select plants tolerant of a wide range in soil pH. Ryan is now a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire.