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Michael N Dana

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Professor of Horticulture
765.494.5923
765.494.0391
Horticulture Room 205
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010

Areas of Expertise: Landscape Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

Awards and Honors

* American Horticultural Society Teaching Award,  2009
* Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association Achievement Award,  2006
* Purdue University Richard W. McDowell Outstanding Academic Counselor Award,  2001
* Purdue College of Agriculture David C. Pfendler Outstanding Counselor Award,  2001
* National Council of State Garden Clubs Silver Seal Award,  1992

Teaching Responsibilities

* AGR 12000, Introduction to HLA Academic Programs
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HORT 10100, Fundamentals of Horticulture
* HORT 21810, Flowers for Color
* HORT 21820, Hardy Herbaceous Landscape Plants
* HORT 39000, Cooperative Program in Horticulture
* HORT 42700, Horticulture Capstone
* HORT 49100, Special Problems in Horticulture
* HORT/LA/HIST 45000, In the English Landscape

Landscape Horticulture

Dr. Dana’s primary area is the undergraduate educational program in HLA.  His instructional responsibilities are mostly in the HORT major areas of study.  Advising work includes mentoring all enrolled HORT students as their primary faculty academic advisor  Administrative tasks place Dr. Dana in the lead role in programs such as new student orientation, scholarship awarding, student recruitment and student clubs (HORT).  Secondarily, Dr. Dana continues a modest connection to Extension despite no longer having a formal appointment in that mission area.  Of note is a collaborative Master Gardener continuing training program in European garden history, conducted with Rosie Lerner.  This program, offered in variations every summer since 2005, is a study-travel abroad experience that is annually fully subscribed.  An estimated 200-plus Master Gardeners (12 years x 25/year = 300, but many repeaters as the curriculum and itinerary change) have been impacted by this program.

Selected Publications

Stanton, K. M., Weeks, S. S., Dana, M. N., & Mickelbart, M. V. (2010). Light Exposure and Shade Effects on Growth, Flowering, and LeafMorphology of Spiraea alba Du Roi and Spiraea tomentosa L. HORTSCIENCE, 45(12), 1912-1916.

Stanton, K. M., Weeks, S. S., Dana, M. N., & Mickelbart, M. V. (2010). Pruning of Meadowsweet and Steeplebush. HORTTECHNOLOGY, 20(4), 700-704.

Kemery, R., & Dana, M. (2001). Influence of container size and medium amendment on post-transplantgrowth of prairie perennial seedlings. HORTTECHNOLOGY, 11(1), 52-56.

KEMERY, R., & DANA, M. (1995). PRAIRIE REMNANT SOIL AS A SOURCE OF MYCORRHIZAL INOCULUM. HORTSCIENCE, 30(5), 1015-1016.

GRAVES, W., JOLY, R., & DANA, M. (1991). WATER-USE AND GROWTH OF HONEY LOCUST AND TREE-OF-HEAVEN AT HIGHROOT-ZONE TEMPERATURE. HortScience, 26(10), 1309-1312.

GRAVES, W., DANA, M., & JOLY, R. (1989). ROOT-ZONE TEMPERATURE AFFECTS WATER STATUS AND GROWTH OF RED MAPLE. HortScience, 114(3), 406-410.

DANA, M., & CARPENTER, P. (1988). ALFALFA AS A HORTICULTURAL SUBSTITUTE FOR SPHAGNUM PEAT MOSS. HortScience, 23(3, P2), 799.

GRAVES, W., JOLY, R., & DANA, M. (1988). ROOT-ZONE TEMPERATURE AFFECTS HYDRAULIC CONDUCTANCE OF HONEYLOCUST ROOTS. HortScience, 23(3, P2), 800.

GRAVES, W., & DANA, M. (1987). A SYSTEM TO CONTROL ROOT-ZONE TEMPERATURE. HortScience, 22(5, P1), 957-958.

BLESSING, S., & DANA, M. (1987). MECHANICAL ROOT BALL DISRUPTION OF THUJA-OCCIDENTALIS. HortScience, 22(5, P2), 1142.

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010 USA, (765) 494-1300

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