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Scott NeSmith and UGA Research Foundation

Horticulture professor Scott NeSmith has created blueberry varieties that are being sold in Europe

Scott NeSmith, a professor of horticulture in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, received $79,000 from the University of Georgia Research Foundation Cultivar Development Research Program to develop blueberry cultivars that are adapted to thrive in Georgia’s unique climate. NeSmith has released and patented 10 new commercial blueberry varieties since becoming head of the UGA Blueberry Breeding Program in 1998.