Pi Alpha Xi, The National Horticulture Honor Society

Pi Alpha Xi, The National Horticulture Honor Society Pi Alpha Xi was established to foster good fellowship among students, educators and professional hor
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Pi Alpha Xi, the National Horticulture Honor Society, was founded in 1923. We have a history of celebrating academic excellence for students of horticulture at four-year colleges and universities in the United States. If you are interested in revitalizing a chapter or starting a new one, please contact our Executive Secretary housed at the American Society for Horticultural Science, [email protected].

What a great opportunity, Alpha Chapter!
09/12/2023

What a great opportunity, Alpha Chapter!

Congratulations to PAX member Terril Nell!
09/10/2023

Congratulations to PAX member Terril Nell!

Wonderful recognition of a PAX member and mentor Kimberly Williams!
09/10/2023

Wonderful recognition of a PAX member and mentor Kimberly Williams!

08/24/2023
The results of the Paul Thomas Pi Alpha Xi Digital Photo Contest are in! Congratulations to all the winners and our than...
08/09/2023

The results of the Paul Thomas Pi Alpha Xi Digital Photo Contest are in! Congratulations to all the winners and our thanks to all who entered. Please kind us in mind for next year!

Celebrating 100 years of our motto - Always to Excel - awarding 2023 PAX Fellows to member Mary Albrecht. Presenting the...
08/03/2023

Celebrating 100 years of our motto - Always to Excel - awarding 2023 PAX Fellows to member Mary Albrecht. Presenting the award is Ellen Paparozzi, 2019 Fellow, and Chad Miller, Vice President.

We're celebrating our 100th anniversary and are looking forward to the future. We have established a scholarship account...
06/17/2023

We're celebrating our 100th anniversary and are looking forward to the future. We have established a scholarship account in partnership with our managing partner the American Society for Horticultural Science. Please consider supporting our future by donating to our 100 for 100 campaign.-

I have a commencement hood looking for a new home. I believe it’s from Rutgers, but not certain. If you are interested, ...
06/15/2023

I have a commencement hood looking for a new home. I believe it’s from Rutgers, but not certain. If you are interested, send me a pm.

Please remember to register with ASHS for the PAX lunch to celebrate our 100th anniversary Thursday, August 3, at noon.
06/11/2023

Please remember to register with ASHS for the PAX lunch to celebrate our 100th anniversary Thursday, August 3, at noon.

Good idea Alpha Chapter!  Reduce the stress of upcoming final exams.
12/02/2022

Good idea Alpha Chapter! Reduce the stress of upcoming final exams.

Congratulations Alpha Chapter!  This looks like a fun activity!
11/21/2022

Congratulations Alpha Chapter! This looks like a fun activity!

Join us on December 1 from 1 to 4 pm and pot up a free houseplant!

11/04/2022

Happy birthday to one of our dedicated PAX faculty members, James DelPrince at Mississippi State University! Have a great day, James!

10/31/2022

Friday Funny!
So who's hanging around your garden?

"They're creepy and they're kooky,
mysterious and spooky.
They're altogether ooky--
The GP family..."

The 2022 Paul Thomas Pi Alpha Xi Photography Contest award recipients were announced last week at the American Society f...
08/09/2022

The 2022 Paul Thomas Pi Alpha Xi Photography Contest award recipients were announced last week at the American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference. You'll agree; these are award winning photographs. We thank everyone who entered and look forward to the 2023, the 100th Anniversary of PAX! Celebrate with us and enter your winning photos!

We received word that Dr. Warren "Buck" Gabelman passed away. While he wasn't a PAX member, he exemplified our motto "Al...
06/30/2022

We received word that Dr. Warren "Buck" Gabelman passed away. While he wasn't a PAX member, he exemplified our motto "Always to Excel". There are many members who knew him and their careers were influenced by his contributions to Horticulture.
https://www.bpharveyfuneralhome.com/obituary/warren-gabelman

LIVESTREAM CLICK HERE Warren H. Gabelman, known to all as Buck, passed away June 11, 2022. He was born April 18, 1921 in Tilden, Nebraska, the youngest child of Charles A. and Alvina Feddersen Gabelman. As a youngster growing up on a farm and attending country school, he developed an

There are many women in horticulture and many are PAX members. We celebrate their contributions to horticulture and PAX.
05/31/2022

There are many women in horticulture and many are PAX members. We celebrate their contributions to horticulture and PAX.

Join Garden Media Group from May 30-June 3 to recognize and support the many outstanding female members of the industry.

Dr. Lyle Craker was not a member of Pi Alpha Xi, but his work exemplifies our motto of "Always to Excel". I know we have...
05/31/2022

Dr. Lyle Craker was not a member of Pi Alpha Xi, but his work exemplifies our motto of "Always to Excel". I know we have members out there that knew him and knew his work. He will be missed by many.

View Lyle Craker's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.

We celebrate new PAX members from Kansas State!
05/10/2022

We celebrate new PAX members from Kansas State!

Congratulations New Pi Alpha Xi Members

On May 5th, the 2022 Omega Chapter Pi Alpha Xi class was recognized and initiated. Drs. Miller and Williams welcomed the new group of initiates. Junior, senior, and graduate students in Horticulture who meet G.P.A. and horticultural course work requirements are eligible to be initiated.

Pi Alpha Xi is the National Honor Society of Horticulture and was founded at Cornell University in 1923, with a purpose of promoting high scholarship, fellowship, professional leadership, and the enrichment of human life through plants. Currently there are 42 chapters that have been established across the U.S. at four-year universities with programs of study in Horticulture. Our Omega Chapter at Kansas State University was installed on March 5, 1979, and we have initiated over 745 members!

Congratulations!

Congratulations Alpha Chapter!
05/09/2022

Congratulations Alpha Chapter!

Horticulture and plant science honor society inducts 22 new members 2022 PAX inductees The Cornell chapter of Pi Alpha Xi (PAX), the national honor society for horticulture and plant sciences, inducted 21 new members during an April 26, 2022, ceremony. Only the best students in the plant sciences ar...

Here's your chance to enter the horticulture specialty of public horticulture. Rutgers is home to the Zeta Chapter of PA...
05/04/2022

Here's your chance to enter the horticulture specialty of public horticulture. Rutgers is home to the Zeta Chapter of PAX.

We're hiring!! Apply today to join the Rutgers Gardens team, helping to care for our extensive display gardens and natural areas this season. Accepting applications through Sunday, May 8th at: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/161789

What other insects are being affected by climate change? How are these changes going to impact horticulture in the way o...
04/19/2022

What other insects are being affected by climate change? How are these changes going to impact horticulture in the way of pest problems and pollinators? Research will help tell us.

According to recent findings, the duration of cold temperature during winter is likely to shorten over the next century due to climate change. However, the impacts of climate change on some ecosystems are already very visible today.

February 28 to March 4, 2022, is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Interesting work to control the brown marmora...
03/02/2022

February 28 to March 4, 2022, is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Interesting work to control the brown marmorated stink bug!

ARS scientists are studying the samurai wasp to see if this parasitoid wasp is a good biological control agent for reducing brown marmorated stink bug populations.

02/27/2022

Do you want to see the California Spring Trials this year with other professionals? The deadline to register is this Friday, March 4.

A win-win! Reclaim land and produce apples! What are you doing to help reclaim spoiled lands? Let us know!
02/16/2022

A win-win! Reclaim land and produce apples! What are you doing to help reclaim spoiled lands? Let us know!

Never has a local solution provided such potential for national impact. The vision belonged to the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG): take land that’s not useful for anything — abandoned mined land — and grow apples, in what they call “Patriot Apple" — a successful project between USDA A...

This is some amazing work! What are you doing in horticulture that is amazing?
12/28/2021

This is some amazing work! What are you doing in horticulture that is amazing?

While not exactly the stuff of sci-fi movies, scientists have developed a “ray gun” that emits a light hazardous to a pestilence that devastates many types of crops.

How'd your poinsettia sale go?
12/03/2021

How'd your poinsettia sale go?

Good news!  The new PAX judging manual was recently placed online and offered as a free pdf.  In the month of November, ...
12/01/2021

Good news! The new PAX judging manual was recently placed online and offered as a free pdf. In the month of November, we have had 19 downloads. It is good to see our judging manual being used. if you want to see it, go to: http://www.pialphaxi.org/flower-judging-manual.html

The 12th Edition of the Pi Alpha Xi Horticulture Crops Judging Manual replaces the Pi Alpha Xi A Manual for Flower Judging. It is available free of charge, in pdf form, from the website of our...

Congratulations Alpha Chapter on your new inductees!
11/16/2021

Congratulations Alpha Chapter on your new inductees!

The 2021 PAX Induction ceremony was held last night at Cornell University. We had 26 new inductees! Welcome to Alpha Chapter! The 3 women on the front left are this year’s officers from Left to Right: Secretary Victoria Zeng, President Erica Kirchhof, and Vice President Lauren Owens.

11/14/2021

The purpose of this Society is to promote high scholarship, foster good fellowship among its members, raise the visibility of the profession and promote the exchange of ideas, and to establish cordial relations among students, educators, and professional horticulturists and plant scientists. Moreover, we hold fast to the ideal that has come down to us through the ages: the enrichment of human life through plants.

I don't recall this being discussed in any landscape design lab! 😉
11/02/2021

I don't recall this being discussed in any landscape design lab! 😉

This one place as well
08/20/2021

This one place as well

Seems like I won first place with this one
08/20/2021

Seems like I won first place with this one

Good news from the USDA - honey bees like microalgae and it's good for them!
08/17/2021

Good news from the USDA - honey bees like microalgae and it's good for them!

The usual answer to this question is nectar and pollen. However, malnutrition in honey bees – a major reason why they’re growing more susceptible to pathogens, parasites, and pesticides – is a growing issue in the world of agriculture. This problem is exacerbated by habitat loss, climate chang...

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Pi Alpha Xi, the National Horticulture Honor Society, was founded in 1923. We have a history of celebrating academic excellence for students of horticulture at four-year colleges and universities in the United States. If you are interested in revitalizing a chapter or starting a new one, please contact our Executive Secretary housed at the American Society for Horticultural Science, [email protected].


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Alpha Chapter leading the way!
The Omega Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi at Kansas State University inducted 14 students last week. Congratulations to the new initiates!