Research

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 »

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 »

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