Research

Research Funding Plants the Seed for Healthier Future

Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) would be allocating nearly $58 million to support 513 projects with partners in 53... more »

Gloeckner Foundation Awards 13 Grants

The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation recently awarded 13 grants totaling $131,016.20. The board of directors and officers met June 4 to review proposals submitted from qualified researchers from more than 25 colleges and universities in... more »

Plant Pathologist Joins Lighting Research Center

Jaimin Patel, Ph.D., has joined the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Patel will collaborate with David Gadoury of Cornell University’s Division of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology and Mark Rea of the... more »

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 »

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