Dr. Gary Keever Receives 2004 ANLA Norman Jay Colman Award

The American Nursery & Landscape Association presents the 2004 Norman Jay Colman Award to Dr. Gary Keever of Auburn University. The award is given annually to a person who has made noteworthy nursery research contributions. It aims to stimulate nursery-related research work in land grant colleges and universities and other research institutions on the basic problems of horticulture as they pertain to the nursery industry.

Keever, formerly of Rock Hill, S.C., received a bachelorís degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Clemson University and went on to receive an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He then became an assistant professor and eventually full professor at Auburn University, Ala. Keever is active in community green industry committees and many professional societies. He is an associate editor of the nursery journal, Journal of Environmental Horticulture, and a member of the American Society for Horticultural Science, Azalea Society of America, Alabama Nurserymenís Association and the Plant Growth Regulation Society of America.

Keeverís dedicated research, which has resulted in hundreds of articles, includes work with plant growth regulation of woody and herbaceous landscape plants, innovative approaches in the use of night-interrupted lighting outdoors to promote earlier flowering on herbaceous perennials and non-traditional uses of woody plants. He is also working to identify and promote superior selections of azaleas.

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