Nurserymen Honor Robert Ticknor In Hall of Fame
The Oregon Association of Nurserymen has inducted Dr. Robert L. Ticknor into its Hall of Fame for his pioneering nursery-related research at Oregon State University. Dr. Ticknor is a past president of the ARS, a Gold Medal recipient and currently the chairman of the ARS Research Committee. The award was given during ceremonies on July 14.
Dr. Ticknor grew up on a farm near Crystal Springs Lake, a onetime swimming hole that has since become the centerpiece of the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in Portland.
He graduated from Oregon State College in nursery management and received a Ph.D. in pomology from Michigan State University. He was one of the first to staff the North Willamette Experiment Station, a branch of Oregon State University. As a professor of horticulture and nursery crops researcher at Oregon State, he has focused on practical solutions for nursery problems. He is a recognized expert in the areas of weed control, azalea plant hardiness, potting media, slow-release fertilizer, plant breeding and evaluation.