Research

Floral Marketing Fund Releases Consumer Houseplant Purchasing Study

The Floral Marketing Fund (FMF), along with co-sponsors Altman Plants, Costa Farms, Green Circle Growers, Hortica and Metrolina Greenhouses, have released the results of a consumer preferences study about houseplants conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results address trends in houseplant purchasing,... more »

Duets: Research in the Exciting Sector of Controlled Environment Agriculture

Today’s guest is Jonathan Karall. Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree in plant sciences from the California State Polytechnic University of Pomona in 2014 with a focus in agronomic principles and practices for field-crop production. During... more »

Insidious Flower Bug

Question: Could you please provide information on the predatory bug, insidious flower bug? Answer: Insidious flower bug, Orius insidiosus, adults are black, 2 to 5 mm long, and flattened with distinctively patterned black and white... more »

University Researchers Seek Input for Culinary Herb Survey

University researchers are looking for input from greenhouse and indoor potted and fresh cut culinary herb growers to initiate a national research and extension project aimed to address the needs of the emerging industry. Your... more »

Duets: A Ph.D. Program Seeded in High School and Shaped to Serve Horticulture

Joining me today is Kaylee South. In August of 2020 Kaylee completed her graduate studies at Ohio State University under the guidance of Michelle Jones. She is continuing her research with Jones as a postdoc... more »

Effect of Product Handling and Distribution on Biologicals’ Success

Quality assessment of purchased biological control agents is important when implementing a biological control program. Before release into greenhouse production systems, greenhouse producers should determine if biological control agents including parasitoids, predators, and/or entompathogenic nematodes... more »

Santos Named Director of Research & Conservation at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens has appointed Kate Santos, Ph.D., as Director of Research and Conservation, to lead the organization’s science-based activities, strategically driving excellence in research, conservation, land stewardship and ecology... more »

Precision Control of Supplemental Lighting

Supplemental lighting is important in facilitating winter-time greenhouse crop production in many areas of the United States. LED fixtures are becoming increasingly popular due to their higher efficacy and longer lifespan, as compared to HPS... 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.
Erica Hernandez
Emma Lookabaugh
Melissa Maguire
Cole Mangum
Oz Marshall
Meagan Nace
Tiffany Nohl
Chris Plane
Mike Prol

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