Research

Participate in a Culinary Herb Survey

University researchers are seeking input from greenhouse and indoor potted and fresh cut culinary herb growers in order to initiate a national research and extension project aimed to address the needs of the emerging industry.... more »

A Ph.D. Program Seeded in High School and Shaped to Serve Horticulture

Joining me today is Kaylee South. In August of 2020 Kaylee completed her graduate studies at Ohio State University under the guidance of Michelle Jones. She is continuing her research with Jones as a postdoc... more »

Effect of Product Handling and Distribution on Biologicals’ Success

Quality assessment of purchased biological control agents is important when implementing a biological control program. Before release into greenhouse production systems, greenhouse producers should determine if biological control agents including parasitoids, predators, and/or entompathogenic nematodes... more »

Santos Named Director of Research & Conservation at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens has appointed Kate Santos, Ph.D., as Director of Research and Conservation, to lead the organization’s science-based activities, strategically driving excellence in research, conservation, land stewardship and ecology... more »

Precision Control of Supplemental Lighting

Supplemental lighting is important in facilitating winter-time greenhouse crop production in many areas of the United States. LED fixtures are becoming increasingly popular due to their higher efficacy and longer lifespan, as compared to HPS... more »

Growing Up

The relatively new frontier of indoor vertical growing now has USDA support. A multistate team of university researchers has a four-year USDA specialty crop research initiative (SCRI) grant to study the best practices and economics... more »

AFE Releases Thrips and Botrytis Webinar Series Recordings

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has released webinar recordings from a six-week webinar series highlighting new research findings from its specially-funded Thrips and Botrytis Research Fund. Initially presented exclusively to AFE's Thrips and Botrytis Fund supporters, these... more »

Keys to Rooting Success

Rooting hormones such as IBA (indole butyric acid) and NAA (napthaleneacetic acid) have been staples in the greenhouse and nursery industry for years to readily promote rooting success of slow- or difficult-to-root cuttings. Most commonly,... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Kait Barry
Susan Judd
Alex Kantor
Liz Hughes
Andrew Konicki
Kit Leider Pierri
Lauren Kirchner
Michelle Opela
Judson LeCompte

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