Daniel Dewey teaches a variety of classes including Plant Science, Plant Propagation, Turfgrass Management, Irrigation, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Greenhouse Operations, Home Gardening, and more. Where a lot of time is spent on the art aspects, such as identification and design, in other horticulture classes, a class from Bro. Dewey dives deeper into the science of horticulture.
Bro. Dewey completed his undergrad and master’s degrees at USU and then his doctorate work at Texas A&M. He started teaching at BYU-Idaho shortly after.
He and his wife, Lindsey, have been married 17 years and have 6 children. They enjoy hunting as a family to provide their own free-range organic meat. If you’ve taken one of his classes or attended a department social, you’ve probably had the opportunity to taste a variety of meats from the Dewey family harvest and experience some of Bro. Dewey’s culinary creations.
Currently, Bro. Dewey is working on two different research projects. One is testing sprays meant to kill Kentucky Blue Grass for the purpose of keeping grass out of flower beds. The other project is testing drought stress responses in plants. If you would like to be involved in one of these research endeavors go to talk to Bro. Dewey to see what you can do.
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunitues.