Nov 28, 2021  
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources


Stuart Warren

Director of graduate studies:

C. B. Rajashekar

Graduate faculty:

Charles J. Barden, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
Dale J. Bremer, Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Ted T. Cable, Ph.D., Purdue University.
Edward E. Carey, Ph.D., University of Illinois.
Gregory L. Davis, Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Jack D. Fry, Ph.D., Colorado State University.
Wayne A. Geyer, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Jason Griffin, Ph.D., North Carolina State University.
Rhonda R. Janke, Ph.D., Cornell University.
Steven J. Keeley, Ph.D., Colorado State University.
Houchang Khatamian, (Emeritus) Ph.D., University of Guelph. 
Richard H. Mattson, Ph. D., University of Minnesota.
Sunghun Park, Ph.D., Texas A&M University.  
C. B. Rajashekar, Ph.D., Colorado State University.
Candice A. Shoemaker, Ph.D., Michigan State University.
Rodney St. John, Ph.D., Iowa State University.
Kimberly A. Williams, Ph.D., North Carolina State University.


The Department of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources offers graduate programs in horticulture leading to master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in horticulture. The department has 23 faculty involved in teaching, research, and extension, and maintains a horticulture research facility of 57 acres and a turfgrass research farm of 7 acres near the campus. In addition, the department operates an 80-acre experimental field in Wichita, an 80-acre pecan experimental field near Chetopa, and a vegetable research field of 10 acres in eastern Kansas near DeSoto. Excellent greenhouse and controlled environmental facilities of nearly 25,000 square feet are available for teaching and research. Research in basic and applied areas of horticulture is supported by modern and well equipped field and laboratory facilities. Research labs support a wide range of studies in the areas of crop production/improvement/adaptation, horticultural therapy, in vitro culture, biotechnology, plant environment interactions, stress physiology, and molecular biology. The department is located on the east wing of Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center with new state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities.

Graduate students participate in activities of the Graduate Club, the American Horticultural Therapy Association, the American Society for Horticultural Science, and Pi Alpha Xi (national honorary in floriculture, landscape and ornamental horticulture).

Financial support

A limited number of assistantships are available to qualifying students. The assistantships are awarded based on students academic standing (GPA and GRE scores). The application for assistantships should be made before February 1 along with application materials for fall admission. Please check for availability.

For more information

For additional information and application materials please contact:
Dr. C. B. Rajashekar
Director of Graduate Studies
Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
2021 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center
Manhattan, Kansas 66506-5506
Fax: 785-532-5894
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