Research

Seeing Inside Your Container Media

When you buy a good-quality root substrate, you are mostly purchasing holes. Solid particles from peat, bark, perlite, wood fiber and other components typically make up only about 20 to 30% of volume when a... more »

Maine University Dedicates New Greenhouse Facilities

As part of its Homecoming celebrations, the University of Maine at Presque Isle marked the completion of its state-of-the-art, four-season Zillman Family Greenhouse with an official opening and dedication ceremony on Sept. 27. Work and... more »

HRI Receives $240,000 in Donations During Cultivate’19

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the AmericanHort foundation, received $240,000 in donations during its summer reception, held in conjunction with Cultivate’19 in Columbus, Ohio. More than 150 industry professionals attended the summer reception, which celebrated... more »

‘Tis the Season … for Poinsettias

Even though we are only in the first full week of August, I know that many of you are already thinking about the holidays because it is time for poinsettias! In the August issue of... more »

Heat Delay in Poinsettias

The 2018 fall season experienced high temperatures in some parts of the U.S., which caused heat delay of poinsettia flowering by up to several weeks in sensitive cultivars. Warm temperatures meant that plants were not... more »

SAF, AFE Partner to Advance Industry Research

A groundbreaking research fund that has supported scientific innovation in the horticulture industry for nearly three decades is getting a boost in its effort to provide high quality, cutting-edge research today and in the future,... more »

Advancements in Quat Chemistry

Quaternary ammonium compounds have a long and successful history in the horticulture industry. The most recent generation of quat chemistry includes the active ingredient didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC). DDAC is offered as the commercial product KleenGrow... more »

UF, Green Point Research Launch Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

In a proactive effort to diversify Florida's commodity crops and advance the state's economy, Green Point Research (GPR) and the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have established a collaborative relationship with  to... more »

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