Horticulture grad student wins award for paper

28 Jan

Yilanna Hu, a graduate student in horticulture professor Elina Coneva’s program, was a second place recipient for the 2012 U.P. Hendrick Award for best Journal of the American Pomological Society papers submitted by horticulture students.

The American Pomological Society is the oldest fruit organization in North America, founded in 1848 to foster the science and practice of fruit growing and variety development. The awarded paper is titled “Assessment of the Feasibility of Growing Perce’s Disease Tolerant American and French American Hybrid Bunch Grape Cultivars in Alabama” and is co-authored by Elina Coneva, Edgar Vinson, J. Raymond Kessler, Jay Spiers and Joyce Ducar.

The award was presented at the 2012 American Pomological Society annual meeting held in Miami.

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