American Horticultural Society Scientific Award to Gustav A. L. Mehlquist
The Society's Scientific Award, which recognizes an individual who has enriched horticulture through outstanding and notable research, was awarded to Dr. Mehlquist, a horticultural researcher, writer and educator for more than fifty years. An internationally known and respected authority on many plant groups, he continues his research on orchids, delphiniums and rhododendrons. His efforts have provided valuable information to commercial growers.
Dr. Mehlquist has been awarded Gold Medals by the American Rhododendron Society for outstanding work in breeding and research and by the American Orchid Society for outstanding contributions to hybridizing, genetics and education. A long time member of the American Rhododendron Society, Dr. Mehlquist serves on the ARS Research Committee, the ARS Journal/Technical Review Board and is the Alternate Director for District Six.