Gloeckner Foundation Hands Out Research Awards
Officers and the board of directors of the Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, Inc. met virtually June 12, and awarded 13 grants totaling $131,440.
Since the Foundation was established in 1960, the Gloeckner Foundation’s support of floriculture research has totaled over $7.2 million dollars.
After reviewing proposals from many colleges, universities and research institutions in the United States 13 grants were awarded:
- $10,000 Michigan State University (R. Lopez) – Quantifying the Influence of Substrate and Water Temperature on Caladium Production
- $9,000 Michigan State University (R. Lopez) – Developing Propagation and Production Protocols for Potted Culinary Herbs
- $8,000 University of Florida (D. Clark) – Collegiate Plant Initiative: Connecting College Students to Horticulture
- $10,000 University of Central Florida (C. Mason) – Toward Breeding a More Fragrant Sunflower: Mapping the Genetic Architecture of Floral Fragrance in Cultivated Helianthus annuus
- $10,000 Longwood Gardens, American Society for Horticultural Science also North Carolina State University, and the Seed Your Future movement collaboration (J. Dole, S. Yoder) – Seed Your Future: Promoting Horticulture and Careers Working with Plants.
- $13,000 Kansas State University (R. Cloyd) – Integrating the Insidious Flower Bug, Orius insidiosus, with an Insecticide to Suppress Western Flower thrips, Frankiniella occidentalis, Populations in Greenhouses
- $5,095 North Carolina State University (B. Whipker, B. Krug) – Fertilizer Mixing Calculator (FertCalc) Upgrade
- $14,000 University of California, Berkeley (M. Wildermuth) – Targeting Powdery Mildew Genes That Act in Plant Colonization to Limit Powdery Mildew Disease
- $10,000 The Ohio State University (M. Jones) – Using Beneficial Bacteria to Improve Post-Production Stress Tolerance and Shelf Life
- $12,000 University of California, Davis (J. Del Castillo Múnera) – Characterizing the Emergent Pathogen Sclerotinia minor in Ornamental Crops in California and Evaluating an Integrated Approach for Disease Management
- $10,000 University of Georgia (M. van Iersel) – Fluorescence Imaging: a Low-Cost Method for Early Stress Detection
New York Florist’s Club Grants
- $10,345 Cornell University (M. Bridgen) – Developing In Vitro Techniques to Enhance Breeding of Ornamental Plants
- $10,000 University of Wisconsin-River Falls (D. Zlesak) – Sponsorship of the New Edition of the Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests
For more information on The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, please visit www.gloecknerfoundation.org