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Dümmen Orange announces second year of scholarship

January 31, 2018  By Dümmen Orange

Columbus, OH – Dümmen Orange launches the search for candidates in the second year of the Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship.

Named for Dr. P. Allen Hammer and his contributions to the floriculture industry, the scholarship extends Dr. Hammer’s legacy by supporting the next generation of floriculture students.

The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one undergraduate student studying horticulture or floriculture at an accredited institution in Canada or the US. Candidates must demonstrate accomplishments in horticulture in one or more of the following areas: academic achievement, community involvement, or leadership.


The recipient will be announced in July during Cultivate.

Last year’s recipient, Michael Del Valle Jr., is a recent horticultural graduate at the University of Georgia. Michael was selected for his academic performance, floriculture experience, community involvement and career goals, all of which aligned with the intent of the scholarship. Upon graduating, he began working at the Atlanta Botanical Garden as an Assistant Horticulturist, and dreams of starting his own cut flower farm.

Applications for the 2018 award are due on June 15.

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About Dr. P. Allen Hammer

Dr. P. Allen Hammer served the floriculture industry through extension and research at Purdue University from 1973-2006, and at Dümmen Orange from 2006-present. At Purdue, he worked with Indiana growers to solve greenhouse production problems and to provide advice on floriculture issues. Dr. Hammer was the lead scientist on the National Poinsettia Trial, a joint effort between Purdue University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Florida, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, which provides research grants to university floriculture researchers. Dr. Hammer has trained outstanding graduate students who now hold key positions in floriculture at universities and in the private sector.

Following retirement from Purdue, Dr. Hammer continued to contribute to floriculture through product development and technical support as a member of the Dümmen Orange, North America team. Dr. Hammer works with growers across North America helping to optimize their production practices, troubleshoot, and align the optimal Dümmen Orange product for their programs.

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