Gary R. Bachman

Gary R. Bachman

Extension/Research Professor

Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture

Coastal Research and Extension Center



Mailing Address:
1815 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, MS 39532
Mailing Address:
1815 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, MS 39532
Research/Extension Assignments:
  • Develop an aggressive horticulture program relevant to Mississippi and the upper Gulf of Mexico and targeted at both youth and adult audiences
  • Host of Southern Gardening

Education:
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • M.S., Clemson University
  • B.S., Clemson University

Society Membership:
  • American Society for Horticultural Science
    • Vice-President, Extension Division
  • Southern Region-American Society for Horticultural Science
    • Immediate Past President
  • International Plant Propagators Society-Southern Region
  • Mississippi Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Southern Nursery Association
  • Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Certifications:
  • Certified Professional Horticulturist
  • Accredited Green Roof Professional

Recognitions and Awards:
  • 2016 Booker Mims Excellence in Plant Agriculture Programs, Mississippi Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • 2016 Audio Recording (Regional Winner), Communication Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • 2016 Publication (Regional Winner), Communication Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • 2016 Published Photo and Caption (Regional Winner), Communication Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • 2016 Video Presentation (Regional Winner), Communication Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • 2016 State Communicator of the Year, Mississippi Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • 2016 State Specialist Communicator of the Year, Mississippi Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • 2015 Franklin T. Burns Outstanding Extension Community Resource Development Award, Mississippi State University Extension
  • 2015 State Specialist Communicator of the Year, Mississippi Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • 2015 Leaflet Extension Division Education Materials Award, American Society for Horticultural Science
  • 2015 Audio Recording (National Winner), Communication Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Publications

  • Bachman, G. R., S. R. Broderick, C. E. Coker, G. C. Denny. 2018. 2018 Mississippi medallion plants. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3203. Download
  • Bachman, G. R., C. E. Coker. 2017. Constructing raised beds for the Mississippi gardener. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3087. Download
  • Bachman, G. R., S. R. Broderick, C. E. Coker, G. C. Denny, E. T. Stafne. 2017. 2017 Mississippi Medallion Plants. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3115. Download
  • Bachman, G. R., C. E. Coker. 2016. High tunnel construction for the Mississippi gardener. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2970. Download
  • Bachman, G. R., C. E. Coker. 2016. Subirrigated containers for the Mississippi gardener. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2971. Download
  • Denny, G. C., G. R. Bachman, S. R. Broderick, E. T. Stafne. 2016. 2016 Mississippi medallion plants. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2996. Download
  • Mahmoud, B.S.M., E.T. Stafne, C.E. Coker, G.R. Bachman, N. Bell. 2016. Implementing good practices programs to encourage production of high-quality, safer produce in Mississippi. Journal of Extension 54(4). Download
  • Bauske, E. M., G. R. Bachman, T. Bewick, L. Bradley, D. Close, R. Durham, M. H. Meyer. 2015. The Case for a National Strategic Plan for Consumer Horticulture Research, Education, and Extension. HortTechnology 25(4):477-479. Download
  • Denny, G. C., G. R. Bachman. 2015. Mississippi medallion plants: 2015. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 1997. Download
  • Kelly, L. S., G. R. Bachman, C. Ivy, S. Skelly. 2015. Mulches for the landscape. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2301. Download
  • Bachman, G., G.C. Denny, and E.T. Stafne. 2014. Mississippi Medallion Plants: 2014. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Information Sheet 1988, Mississippi State University. Download
  • Coker, C.E., G. Bachman, C.A. Boyd, P.B. Blanchard, E. Bush, and M. Gu. 2010. Coastal roots: Connecting students with sustainability in Mississippi and Louisiana. HortTechnology 20(3):499-502.
  • Mahmoud, B.S., G. Bachman, R.H. Linton. 2010. Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica and Shigella flexneri on spinach leaves by X-ray. Food Microbiology 27(1):24-28. Download
  • Rozum, J.D., D.E. Kopsell, G.R. Bachman, B.R. Wiegand, J.C. Sedbrook, R.L. Rhykerd. 2010. Impact of selected cultural practices on seedling growth of Maclura pomifera, osage orange. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 103(1):1-12.
  • Reed, S.M., G. Bachman, W.E. Davis. 2008. ‘Duet’ Beautyberry. HortScience 43(3):933-934.
  • Bachman, G.R., J.D. Metzger. 2007. Growth of bedding plants in commercial potting substrate amended with vermicompost. Bioresource Technology 99(8):3155-3161. Download
  • Bachman, G.R., J.D. Metzger. 2007. Physical and chemical characteristics of a commercial potting substrate amended with vrmicompost produced from two different manure sources. HortTechnology 117(3):336-340.
  • Meteer, A.L., G.R. Bachman, B.R. Wiegand, R.L. Rhykerd. 2007. Impact of vermicompost on growth of two native Illinois prairie plants in biodiesel contaminated soil. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 100(1):3-11.
  • Bachman, G.R., M.J. McMahon. 2006. Day and night temperature differential (DIF) or the absence of far-red light alter cell elongation in ‘Celebrity White’ petunia. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 131(3):309-312. Download