Undergraduates at the University of Arkansas learn about horticulture first hand at the university’s Fruit Research Station.

The Fruit Research Station at Clarksville added an undergraduate flavor to its horticultural efforts this year and the results are decidedly sweet.

All horticulture majors worked with station personnel to help build a database of knowledge that helps advance the division’s fruit breeding, cultivation and management research, said John R. Clark, University Professor of horticulture, who directs the fruit breeding program.Clark said one of his chief goals in bringing undergraduates into research activities at the Fruit Research Station is to inspire tomorrow’s horticultural research and production leaders. “All three students gained substantially from the experience,” he said.

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