Education

University of Florida Nutrient Course

UF Readies Next Greenhouse Training Online Program

Train your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning in-depth aspects of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management Level 2 (Advanced), which begins on Aug. 22, is the third course of the 2022 Greenhouse... more »

20 AFE Scholarship Recipients

20 Students Earn American Floral Endowment Scholarships

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has awarded 20 students with scholarships totaling $54,400. In this 2022 scholarship cycle, which introduced a new online application platform, 65 applications were received from over 40 colleges and universities,... more »

AppHarvest Hort Americas

Hort Americas Donates to AppHarvest Foundation

Hort Americas has donated $10,000 to the AppHarvest Foundation to support its AgTech education program that introduces high school students to controlled environment agriculture (CEA) to help grow the next generation of farmers and futurists... more »

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New Model for Horticulture Extension Training Launches

Growers and technical staff in the greenhouse and controlled environment industry can gain a new qualification in plant health management with a collaboration from two online Extension training programs offered by the University of Florida... more »

University of Florida Greenhouse Training With Online Courses

The University of Florida on July 11 will offer an online course for greenhouse growers called Nutrient Management Level 1. The course will train staff to make better decisions about fertilizer and plant nutrient management.... more »

AmericanHort Elects New Board Members, Officers

AmericanHort recently announced the election of four new members to the board of directors, along with the election of a new slate of board officers. The official welcome and installation will take place at Cultivate’22.... more »

Figure 1. Hanging baskets decrease the light intensity and the ratio of red to far-red light, which trigger the shade-avoidance response to crops below.

Technically Speaking: The Shade-Avoidance Response

 Most plants can tolerate a wide range of light environments. They use different receptors, called photoreceptors, to perceive the different dimensions of light: intensity (or quantity), quality (or spectrum), and duration (or photoperiod). Photoreceptors then... more »

Star Roses and Plants Donates to High Schools’ Hort, Ag Programs

These school supplies require green thumbs. West Grove, Pennsylvania-based Star Roses and Plants — a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ball Horticultural — donated 100 Petite Knock Out miniature rose plants to W.B. Saul High School flower... 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.
Erica Hernandez
Emma Lookabaugh
Melissa Maguire
Cole Mangum
Oz Marshall
Meagan Nace
Tiffany Nohl
Chris Plane
Mike Prol