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CANR Staff

Interim Director

Brian Jernigan

1997 graduate of Auburn University with a BA in Ornamental Production Horticulture now serves as Interim Director for the Center For Applied Nursery Research, Production Manger McCorkle Nurseries, and on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Green Indusrty Association

Research Assistant

mike mccorkle

Mike McCorkle

Mike McCorkle is a graduate of the Augusta Technical College Horticulture program and has been working for CANR since 2005. Mike also serves on the Augusta Tech Advisory Committee


Faculty Coordinator

Dr. Matthew Chappell



CANR in a cooperative effort with support for being given by all who participate