Research

Supplemental lighting strategies that let plants control the conditions

Light is a crucial factor affecting plant growth, especially during the winter or on cloudy days. To ensure optimal crop yield and quality, growers of... more »

AFE opens 2025-2026 research proposal applications

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is now accepting research proposal applications for the 2025-2026 funding cycle. University researchers must submi... more »

AFE’s new research projects for 2024-25

A large part of American Floral Endowment (AFE)'s mission is to help address industry challenges through the funding of cutting-edge research. AFE ... more »

Floral Marketing Fund

Floriculture industry members can help FMF study

A new study facilitated by the Floral Marketing Fund (FMF) and cosponsored by BloomNet and Syndicate Sales explores sustainable floral design practice... more »

Top performer line Photo credit Cavano’s Perennials Inc.

Mt. Cuba Center partners for a new natives brand

Mt. Cuba Center partners with Cavano’s Perennials for a new native plants brand. The new purple Top Performer tag designates native plants that... more »

Encourage your top-performing employee to apply for the HRI Leadership Academy Class of 2025

As a member of the green industry business, you understand that effective leadership development requires a sustained commitment to leadership trainin... more »