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Horticulture: Personnel : Faculty

Matthew ChappellMatthew Chappell

Associate Professor

The University of Georgia
Horticulture Department
324 Hoke Smith Building
Athens, GA 30602

Campus: Athens
Phone: (706) 542-9044

Appointment: 85% Extension- 15% Teaching

My program focuses on serving the green industry of Georgia through the development of a statewide Extension program in the area(s) of nursery management and nursery production. I currently serve as the co-chair of the Georgia Green Industry Association Educational Subcommittee and UGA Horticulture Department liaison to the Center for Applied Nursery Research located in Dearing, GA. I am also the instructor for HORT 3630, Nursery Management, which is offered annually in the spring semester.

I conduct independent and collaborative applied research in a wide variety of topics applicable to nursery operations in Georgia. Research topics include (but are not limited to) water quality and use/conservation, production systems, pest/disease/weed control, and business and marketing strategies.

My areas of expertise are nursery production and management, plant breeding/ genetics, plant pathology, entomology, and public gardens management/maintenance.

General Resources:

IPMPro App for Android and iPhone (Coming May 2012)

Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production & Integrated Pest Management Blog

SourceGeorgia Ornamentals on Facebook – Connecting Growers with Buyers


Publications as of May 2012


PhD in Horticulture, 2007
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Emphasis: Plant Breeding and Genetics

Masters in Crop and Soil Environmental Science, 2001
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Emphasis: Plant Breeding and Genetics

Bachelors in Horticulture, 1998
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Emphasis: Nursery Management/ Landscape Contracting


University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)