Ole Miss awarded contract to provide cannabis plants for research

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded the University of Mississippi a new five-year contract and $2 million work order for the cultivation of marijuana and related materials for research. The five-year contract denotes the university’s eligibility to... more »

Reps. introduce bill to advance automation research and development

Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.), Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.), Max Miller (R-Ohio), and Abagail Spanberger (D-Va.) introduced a bill to establish a specialty crop mechanization and automation research and development program within the United States Department of... more »

AFE announces 2023-24 research funding

Growth and advancement are the keys to success in an ever-changing world. The American Floral Endowment (AFE) aims to aid our industry in these areas by supporting impactful research which addresses current challenges, provides new... more »


Hemp production value drops 71%, USDA finds

The National Agricultural Statistics Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has released its latest National Hemp Report. The report found that, in 2022, the country's total value of hemp production —... more »

Don’t miss the Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation deadline

April 1 is the deadline for submission of grant proposals for research and educational projects in floriculture and related fields of plant pathology, plant breeding, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, entomology and plant physiology – related... more »

HRI Announces 2023 Funded Research Focuses

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) announces nearly $400,000 in grant support for 11 projects working to tackle green industry issues ranging from pest management to new technologies, from developing marketing insights to battling plant diseases.... more »


5 Universities Partner on USDA Grant on Culinary Herbs

Late last year, Michigan State University received a $3.4 million USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant to evaluate the profitability and environmental sustainability of fresh-cut and potted culinary herbs produced in controlled environments (greenhouses... more »

Universities, Companies Team Up on CEA Study

Commercial horticultural supplier Hort Americas has joined The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES); Rutgers University; Cornell University; the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Ag Center (CEAC); and Koidra on... more »