Researchers' Paper Receives ASHS Award

August 26, 2013 - 14:02

Matthew Blanchard, Erik Runkle, A.J. Both and Hiroshi Shimizu were recently honored with the 2013 Kenneth Post Award for Graduate Research in Floriculture from the American Society for Horticultural Science.

Matthew Blanchard, Erik Runkle, A.J. Both, and Hiroshi Shimizu were recently honored with the 2013 Kenneth Post Award for Graduate Research in Floriculture for their scientific paper "Greenhouse Energy Curtains Influence Shoot-Tip Temperature of New Guinea Impatiens". 

This paper was published in HortScience and was chosen as the best floriculture research paper published in 2012 by the Floriculture Working Group of the American Society for Horticultural Science.  The abstract can be viewed online at http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/47/4/483

Blanchard is former graduate student and Erik Runkle is associate professor in the Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University; Both is associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University; and Shimizu is professor in the Division of Environmental Science & Technology, Kyoto University, Japan.  Blanchard is presently technical service manager at Syngenta Flowers.

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