Research

UNH Launches Cold-Hardy Hydrangea Research Project

New Hampshire has seen a dramatic increase in cut flower farms, underscoring the need for reliable research to support the state’s flower industry. To that end, University of New Hampshire researchers have launched the first... more »

Gloeckner Foundation Sets Grant Proposal Deadline

The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation has announced that April 1, 2020, is the deadline for submission of the grant proposals for research and educational projects. The Foundation is seeking proposals on topics such as plant... more »

HRI Releases BMP Fact Sheet for Boxwood Health

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) has released a set of recommended best management practices (BMPs) aimed at dealing with boxwood blight in the landscape. The new BMPs came at the request of industry stakeholders following new... more »

Vineland Appoints New Automation Director

Hussam Haroun has joined Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) as director of automation. In this role, Haroun will oversee Vineland’s activities related to automation, artificial intelligence and digital agriculture technologies. Harrounn launched his own... more »

Researchers Receive Grant to Study Indoor Production of Leafy Greens

A multi-university team of horticulturists, engineers and agricultural economists led by Michigan State University (MSU) has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study indoor production of leafy... more »

UConn Researchers Seek Grower Input for Root Rot Study

The University of Connecticut Greenhouse Research & Extension team are conducting a study in root rot of hydroponically-grown leafy greens. The researchers would like to collect plant samples with root rot from commercial operations in... more »

HRI Awards Scholarship

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, Inc. (MANTS) is pleased to announce Nicholas Dzurenda, a junior at Virginia Tech, as its 2019-2020 Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship recipient.... more »

Chat Room — November 2019

This month, we asked readers about their take on mixed combos, first-year flowering perennials and recycling. Click on the PDF below to learn what they had to say. more »

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