Contacts: Dr. Yin-Tung Wang, 956-968-5585,firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Gene Lester and Dr. Yin-Tung Wang
have been named Fellows by the American Society for Horticultural Science
...Wang is a horticulturist at the Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Weslaco.
...Dr. Yin-Tung Wang, a native of Taiwan, has been a horticulturist at the Texas A&M research facilities at Weslaco since 1984.
has worked on a variety of ornamental species, since 1990 he
has focused on potted orchids and the development of modern production systems, Wang said. Dr. Dan Lineberger, a professor of horticulture at Texas A&M University who nominated Wang to receive the society's Fellow designation, said Wang's work has helped make potted orchids one of the hottest-selling ornamental commodities in the world.
"As a result of Dr. Wang's
exemplary work, he's taken orchids from the realm of specialty crop to commodity crop," Lineberger said.
is regarded worldwide as the ‘go to' expert for sound research on orchid production." Wang has written more than 70 refereed publications and many articles for the industry and popular press, received over $1 million in grants and gifts for his research, and served as mentor and professor for many students studying for advanced degrees in horticulture, Lineberger said.
"I am honored and humbled to be named as a Fellow by the Society and thank all of those inside and outside the industry who have helped me in my endeavors over the years," Wang
said. In addition to his work with the horticulture society, Wang has been active in the American Orchid Society and was recently elected executive secretary of the International Commercial Orchid Growers Organization.