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Cooperative Extension's Brian Krug Makes Greenhouse Product News "40 under 40" List

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Cooperative Extension's Brian Krug Makes Greenhouse Product News “40 under 40” List

UNH Cooperative Extension’s Brian Krug made the “40 under 40” list posted by the Greenhouse Product News online magazine.

This inaugural list of 25 men and 15 women “are some of the brightest minds in horticulture,” according to the magazine article. They were nominated by their peers for their accomplishments in and out of the greenhouse.

In the selection process, Krug was noted for being the recipient of the Alex Laurie Award for most significant applied floriculture research paper published in refereed American Society for Horticultural Science.

Krug has been instrumental in creating new and innovative electronic delivery methods for presenting research and educational materials. One of these new methods is the “PGR Mix Master,” now available to growers.

Krug explained that the new app is an add-on that enhances the growers’ ability to use PGRCALC, a web-based calculator used by growers from their desktops. He worked with Extension’s information technology staff, Steve Judd and Mike Toepfer, to create it as a website-based calculator. During the past year, Krug has worked with them to convert it into an iPhone, Android and Blackberry app so it would be available for mobile devices.

Krug joined Cooperative Extension in 2008, and has a split appointment between Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station. Prior to pursuing an academic career, he gained extensive experience as a grower in the floriculture industry. His diverse background includes bedding plant and potted flower production in the Mid-West, propagation and liner production in Florida, and plug production in Holland.