Dr. Hudson T. Hartmann

International Award of Honor, 1990

Dr. Hartmann has an outstanding record of achievement in his chosen professional career and as a member of IPPS.  He graduated with his B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Missouri, his M.S. in Horticulture from the University of Missouri, and his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Dr. Hartmann worked on his father's nursery, The Missouri Nursery Company after graduating from high school and before entering college.  He has published many articles on plant propagation in various scientific journals and was a senior author of the well-known plant propagation book, Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices.  This was a definitive textbook on plant propagation in America, written with Dr. Dale E. Kester and Dr. Fred T. Davies.  He was also a senior author of a college textbook, Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants.  He taught an upper division plant propagation course at the University of California, Davis from 1950 until his retirement in 1980.

Dr. Hartmann has been a member of Eastern Region IPPS from 1953-1960 and then Western Region starting in 1960.  Along with Dr. Phillip Barker, Dr. Hartmann initiated formation of the Western Region IPPS.  They invited a group of notable West Coast nurserymen and professional plant propagators to draft a proposal for the region in 1959 and the region was approved and created in 1960.

Dr. Hartmann was International Editor for IPPS starting in 1970.  He was the Western Region Editor starting in 1960 (except three years when he was on sabbatical leave from the University of California).  He has received numerous awards and honors, among them: the Fulbright Senior Research Awards, Norman J. Colman Award from the American Association of Nurserymen, the Fellow Award from American Association of Horticultural Science, Research Award from California Association of Nurserymen, Award of Merit from Western Region IPPS, and Honorary Member of Western Region IPPS. 

Dr. Hartmann is a horticultural scientist and author of world-wide esteem, has contributed immensely to IPPS in many ways, and has been recognized by a number of institutions and organizations within the profession and industry as an outstanding horticulturist and contributor.  He is a quiet, modest, and efficient person, thoroughly dedicated to his profession and to our IPPS.