Dr. James Robbins has been an Extension Specialist in commercial ornamental plants at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture for the past 16 years. His role is to support all Green Industry businesses including garden centers, wholesale growers, and landscapers.
Prior to working for the University of Arkansas, Jim spent 9 years in the ornamental industry with two different companies: Briggs Plant Propagators and IMC Vigoro. Prior to that he was an Assistant Professor in the Horticulture Department at Kansas State University. His B.S. degree is in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Masters in Horticulture from the University of Georgia with Dr. Michael Dirr, and Ph.D is in Plant Physiology from the University of California-Davis.