Research

Enhancing Your PGR Applications — Part 1

Do you plan to use plant growth regulators or retardants (PGRs) on your spring crops? Did you know that the pH of the spray solution and air temperature at application can influence the efficacy of... more »

Michigan State University, Philips Lighting Team Up

Michigan State University has teamed with Philips Lighting to update greenhouse supplemental lighting on the university’s East Lansing, Michigan, campus. High-pressure sodium (HPS) lights have been the horticulture industry standard for decades, but light-emitting diodes,... more »

Tracking Today’s Consumers

Consumer spending habits have changed quite a bit over the last decade. But how have they changed when it comes to buying plants and flowers? To help get a better understanding of the situation, the... more »

USDA Awards Grant to NICH

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have awarded 12 new grants totaling $35 million for science-based solutions and new technology for the specialty crop industry. Funding is made... more »

Hort Researchers Honored for Water Quality, Conservation Work

A USDA Multi-state Working Group with research focused on water conservation and improved water quality within the ornamental crops industry is the national recipient of the 2017 Experiment Station Section Award for Excellence in Multistate... more »

House Committee Increases Proposed Funds for Industry Research

The House Appropriations Committee has recommended allotting $500,000 to a key industry research fund — doubling the amount that Society of American Florists (SAF) members lobbied for during Congressional Action Days. Members of the Committee... more »

Building a Better Monarch Butterfly Waystation

The iconic monarch butterfly has been in steady decline over the past few decades. This is in part due to environmental pressures including habitat loss and fragmentation, and the dwindling availability of milkweed and nectar... more »

Dole Appointed Associate Dean at NCSU

Regular GPN contributor John Dole has been appointed associate dean and director of academic programs for North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dole, who has served as interim associate dean since last... 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.

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