Research

Cutting Types and Transplanting Strategies

Most vegetatively propagated herbaceous plants are grown from unrooted cuttings (URCs) to produce a rooted liner transplant. However, callused cuttings provide an alternative with potential to increase profitability by reducing crop time compared with a... more »

Horticultural Research Conference Proceedings Now Available

The proceedings of the 62nd Annual Southern Nursery Association (SNA) Research Conference Proceedings has been compiled and is now available online at www.sna.org. This 110-page proceedings, provided free to the industry, is downloadable, searchable and printable.... more »

Gloeckner Foundation Awards Grants

The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, Inc. recently awarded 14 grants totaling $137,000.00. Since the Foundation was established in 1960, their support of floriculture research has totaled $6.75 million. Keeping Frederick Carl Gloeckner’s direction and vision... more »

Deadline for HRI Research Grants Rapidly Approaching

The Horticultural Research Institute is now accepting research project proposals designed to improve green industry efficiencies and profitability. Proposals for the 2019 grant cycle are due no later than May 31, 2018. The Horticultural Research... more »

Growers Can Conduct Meaningful Trials

Today’s guest is Brian Krug, greenhouse technology leader/ head grower at DowDuPont Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa. Brian received his undergraduate degree at Iowa State University in 2000, interning at DeJong Greenhouses in Iowa and at... more »

NICH Conference to Meet in Atlanta in June

The Third National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH) Conference will take place in Atlanta June 27-29. Everyone in every aspect of consumer horticulture — from university researchers and extension agents, breeders, growers and garden center retailers... more »

FNRI Receives $1 Million in Funding

The Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative (FNRI) has received $1 million in funding through the omnibus spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law in late March. The increase is a direct result of... more »

AFE Sets Deadline for Research Grant Applications

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is now calling for research pre-proposal applications for 2019-2020. Researchers looking to secure funding for their floriculture research projects ned to apply before the deadline of June 1. The primary research funding priorities are relevant... more »

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