Research

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 »

AFE Seeks Industry Input for Future Planning

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is seeking industry feedback as they engage in a new strategic planning process this summer. AFE is asking industry members to take a short 7-minute survey that will help lead the development... more »

Not All DLIs Are the Same

Sunlight gets scarce during the winter season. However, many plants are grown in winter for sale during the busy spring season. Electric lights, either HPS or LEDs, may be needed to supplement the light that... more »

AFE Launches Grow Pro Webinar Series

American Floral Endowment has announced it is hosting new monthly webinars on production topics that directly impact growers. AFE-funded research has provided our industry with solutions to tough challenges for 60 years now. To further communicate new... more »

Researchers Debut New Indoor Farming Online Resource

A free, online resource is now available that growers can use to help make their indoor farming businesses more productive and profitable. It’s a website featuring research results from six horticulture, engineering and agricultural economics... 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
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Alex Kantor
Liz Hughes
Andrew Konicki
Kit Leider Pierri
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Michelle Opela
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