Blooming by Lamplight

Many greenhouse crops flower in response to day length and will only flower, or flower faster, when the proper photoperiod is provided. Photoperiodic crops are categorized as short-day plants (SDPs) or long-day plants (LDPs), where... more »

Texas A&M Honors Rose Geneticist

Texas A&M AgriLife rose geneticist David Byrne was recently honored by the university for his innovation and work resulting in protected plant genetics. Dr. David Byrne on March 9, 2022 in... more »

Amherst Greenhouse in Harrod, Ohio, in April 2018. Photo: Lance Cheung/USDA

Gloeckner Foundation Grant Proposals Due April 1

The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation recently set the deadline for grant proposals in 2022. Research and educational projects in floriculture and related fields of plant pathology, plant breeding, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, entomology, and plant... more »

UConn Researchers Seek Input from Hydroponic Growers

Graduate researchers at the University of Connecticut are currently studying root rot in crops produced in hydroponic systems. As part of her research project, graduate student Cora McGehee would like to understand commercial growers’ issues... more »

HRI to Award More Than $25k in Scholarships in 2022-23

The Horticultural Research Institute plans to award over $25,000 in scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. These scholarships are made possible by nine endowed funds that aid students seeking a career in horticulture. HRI and... more »

HRI Announces Funded Research Projects for ’22

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the foundation of AmericanHort, has announced the portfolio of research projects receiving 2022 funding. Projects reflect HRI’s research priority areas of quantifying plant benefits, creating innovative solutions, gathering consumer insights,... more »

Urban Gardening Virtual Field Day to Take Place Next Month

Researchers at the University of Florida will host Research Urban Gardening (RUG) 2022 Virtual Field Day, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m. EST During the virtual field day, hosted by University of... more »

Bonnie Plants Foundation Gift to Create Children’s Garden at Auburn University

The Bonnie Plants Foundation is demonstrating its commitment to agricultural education through a multi-year donation to establish a new two-acre Children's Garden and Pollinator Garden within Auburn University's 16-acre Transformation Garden project. The $1.2 million... more »