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Horticulture: Academic Programs: Graduate


Graduate Research Assistantship,Tifton Campus
Applications are invited for a graduate assistantship at The University of Georgia Tifton Campus (, Department of Horticulture (, for research in the area of Vegetable Production/Physiology.  Applicants for a Ph.D. degree will be given preference. Research areas may include vegetable production using plasticulture technologies, heat stress management, drip irrigation, and organic vegetable production.  The specific research project, however, will depend upon the interests of the candidate and the funding available to support a particular project. The student will be expected to complete class work at the Athens Campus, conduct research at the Tifton Campus, and assist with other research projects. A graduate assistantship with a 12-month stipend includes a tuition waiver. Applicants should submit a UGA application form (available from and send a cover letter with a statement of research interests, and curriculum vitae to Dr. Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez (

Graduate Research Assistantship, Peach Research and Extension

Position availability: Spring 2015

The University of Georgia, Department of Horticulture is seeking applicants for a Ph.D. student. The student will join research efforts focused on Peach Research and Extension in Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA with direct interaction with peach growers in Georgia. An assistantship including a competitive stipend and tuition waiver is available. Prospective applicants should contact Dr. Dario Chavez ( directly with ‘Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship’ in the subject line with the following information: 1) statement of interest, 2) resume, 3) GRE score (plus TOEFL if applicable), 4) unofficial transcripts, and 5) the names of three references. All this information should be submitted by October 15, 2014 (*international student deadline September 15, 2014). Possible dissertation topics include: peach nutrition, management practices, variety evaluations and peach nutritional quality, disease resistance, and others. The student will be expected to collaborate directly on research and extension publications. The student will be expected to complete class work at the Athens Campus, conduct research at the Griffin Campus, and assist with other research projects. Official applications need to be submitted online at

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