Research

Urban Gardening Virtual Field Day to Take Place Next Month

Researchers at the University of Florida will host Research Urban Gardening (RUG) 2022 Virtual Field Day, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m. EST During the virtual field day, hosted by University of... more »

Bonnie Plants Foundation Gift to Create Children’s Garden at Auburn University

The Bonnie Plants Foundation is demonstrating its commitment to agricultural education through a multi-year donation to establish a new two-acre Children's Garden and Pollinator Garden within Auburn University's 16-acre Transformation Garden project. The $1.2 million... more »

Floral Marketing Fund Releases Consumer Houseplant Purchasing Study

The Floral Marketing Fund (FMF), along with co-sponsors Altman Plants, Costa Farms, Green Circle Growers, Hortica and Metrolina Greenhouses, have released the results of a consumer preferences study about houseplants conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results address trends in houseplant purchasing,... more »

Research in the Exciting Sector of Controlled Environment Agriculture

Today’s guest is Jonathan Karall. Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree in plant sciences from the California State Polytechnic University of Pomona in 2014 with a focus in agronomic principles and practices for field-crop production. During... more »

Insidious Flower Bug

Question: Could you please provide information on the predatory bug, insidious flower bug? Answer: Insidious flower bug, Orius insidiosus, adults are black, 2 to 5 mm long, and flattened with distinctively patterned black and white... more »

University Researchers Seek Input for Culinary Herb Survey

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

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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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