Research

Talking to Plants … and Plants Talking Back

Did you know that plants can communicate — with people? We know that gardeners like to talk to their plants, but imagine if plants could talk back to gardeners? According to a recent article on Fast... more »

Study: ‘Pollinator Friendly’ Labeled Plants Attract Consumers

Purchasing decisions by consumers browsing for plants in a garden center are more likely to be influenced by labels such as “pollinator friendly,”  according to a recent study by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural... more »

SAF Study Looks at Generational Purchasing Trends

Results from the 2016 Generations of Flowers Study, a study resulting from a partnership between the Society of American Florists (SAF) and the American Floral Endowment (AFE), are now available. The 2016 Generations... more »

AFE Research Receives Nearly $300,000 in Funding

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has approved more than $296,000 in floriculture/horticulture research project funding for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. "These projects will address and help... more »

Sakata, Indonesia Sign Development Agreement

Sakata Seed Corporation and the Indonesian government have formally agreed on the utilization of indigenous genetic resources for the further development of SunPatiens. This agreement is based on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). There are only... more »

Roberto Lopez Joins MSU Horticulture Department

Roberto Lopez has joined the faculty in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Michigan as an assistant professor and controlled environment/floriculture Extension specialist. He will have a 45 percent research, 30... more »

New Initiative Aims to Increase Horticulture Awareness

Longwood Gardens and the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) announced the launch of the Seed Your Future initiative. The initiative is a multi-year effort to combat declining awareness of horticulture among U.S. audiences and promote... more »

Extension Research and Education Helps Growers Battle Invasives

For those who are unfamiliar with my work, I am the nursery and floriculture advisor for San Diego and Riverside counties in southern California. My duties include conducting extension research and education programs with emphasis... more »

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